Concertgebouworkest Opening Night

Festive season opener for all, at a special location in Amsterdam

The Concertgebouw Orchestra celebrates the new concert season with conductor Alain Altinoglu, clarinettist Martin Fröst, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson and sunny music by Adams, Ravel and Bernstein.

Opening Night 2021 Dam image: Nathan Reinds
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The Concertgebouw Orchestra celebrates the new concert season with conductor Alain Altinoglu, clarinettist Martin Fröst, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson and sunny music by Adams, Ravel and Bernstein.

Ravel’s sultry, jazz-influenced Piano Concerto in G is blending seamlessly with a sun-drenched mosaic of dances for clarinet and orchestra.

Concert programme

  • John Adams

    Short ride in a fast machine

  • Maurice Ravel

    Pianoconcert in G gr.t.

  • diverse componisten

    Dance Mosaic

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symfonische dansen uit 'West Side Story'

Performers

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About this concert

After the success of Opening Night 2021 on Dam Square, the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s season opener will again be taking place at a spectacular location in Amsterdam. On this festive concert conducted by Alain Altinoglu, two nonconformist soloists from the north will be sharing the stage: the Swedish clarinettist Martin Fröst, artist in residence with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson. The programme is anything but arctic, though. After an energetic kick-off with John Adams’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Ravel’s sultry, jazz-influenced Piano Concerto in G is blending seamlessly with a sun-drenched mosaic of dances for clarinet and orchestra. The concert closes with the warm-blooded Latin sounds of Bernstein’s ever popular West Side Story.