A crazy ride full of unexpected turns, composed with Kirill Gerstein’s incredible virtuosity in mind.
Caryatids (Dutch premiere)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
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The Exterminating Angel Symphony
Symphony in three movements
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About this concert
In his colourful music, the English composer–conductor Thomas Adès intertwines sounds from the past and present in a virtuoso manner. Adès gave a particularly strong first performance with the Concertgebouw Orchestra as a conductor in 2011, followed by collaborations in 2016 and 2019. Now he returns with his own Piano Concerto, a crazy ride full of unexpected turns, composed with Kirill Gerstein’s incredible virtuosity in mind. Adès has adapted excerpts from his opera The Exterminating Angel into a symphony in which an important role is reserved for the enticing waltzes of Johann Strauss.
‘Each episode in the Symphony is linked in my imagination with a specific cinematographic impression of the war.’