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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to give first-ever concert in Singapore

03 January 2017

Tour led by Daniele Gatti takes orchestra to the Far East with Janine Jansen

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be performing for the first time in its history in Singapore on 23 January 2017. The concert marks the end of a tour with chief conductor Daniele Gatti and violinist Janine Jansen which gets under way on 16 January and continues in China with concerts in Shanghai and Beijing.

The orchestra will be performing Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and La mer, followed by Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center on 18 January. The concert given on the following evening will feature Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 (‘Romantic’), preceded by Berg’s Violin Concerto, ‘dedicated to the memory of an angel’, with Janine Jansen as soloist.

On 20 January, the orchestra will be performing the same works by Bruckner and Berg at Beijing’s spectacular National Centre for the Performing Arts, which opened its doors ten years ago.

The programme performed at the Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore features Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and La mer, juxtaposed with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4.