The great symphonic repertoire

Series B Wednesday

Series B Wednesday - The great symphonic repertoire

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The great symphonic repertoire

The symphonic tradition lives on in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s most extensive and oldest subscription series. Subscribers to the B Series have come to expect the very best in symphonic music every season, and 2019–20 is no exception.

B Series highlights

The B Series features Christian Thielemann, who returns for the first time since 2002 with Bruckner’s monumental Symphony No. 5. The ‘Romantic’ Fourth is being conducted by Herbert Blomstedt. We’re also welcoming back the wonder pianist Lang Lang, who will be performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Other works by Beethoven have also been programmed – the Third Symphony (‘Eroica’) conducted by Mariss Jansons and the Fifth by Thomas Hengelbrock. Maestro Jansons will also be leading the orchestra in music by Schubert, Mendelssohn and Strauss.

Myung-whun Chung is conducting Mahler’s Symphony No. 9. Under the baton of Jaap van Zweden, the orchestra will be performing the 1924 version of Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 by Willem Mengelberg, who then served as the orchestra’s chief conductor, Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps and the world premiere of a work by Martijn Padding.

Iván Fischer is conducting works by Haydn, Mozart and Rossini, with a leading role for the orchestra’s artist in residence this season, violist Tabea Zimmermann. And we haven’t forgotten the great Russian masters either: Semyon Bychkov is conducting Tchaikovsky’s fateful Symphony No. 6, while Valery Gergiev is leading the orchestra in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4. All this and much, much more awaits you in the B Series.

  • 12 concerten
  • 9 concerten
  • 9 concerten
  • 6 concerten
  • 6 concerten