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 Concertgebouworkest’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 2020/21 is no exception.

B Series highlights

The Concertgebouworkest’s biggest and oldest series offers a rich overview of symphonic music of the highest calibre with repertoire ranging from about 1600 to the present day. Fabio Luisi is conducting Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and Kindertotenlieder. Valery Gergiev is taking on Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, while Thomas Hengelbrock is leading the orchestra in Brahms’s Third Symphony. Dvořák’s Seventh and Eighth Symphonies are being conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and Semyon Bychkov respectively. Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Richard Strauss are also represented with multiple works.

Violinist Janine Jansen, who is serving as the Concertgebouworkest’s artist in residence, will be making three appearances in this series in the 2020–21 season. She is performing the popular Brahms Violin Concerto, Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto and a newly commissioned work – a double concerto for her and clarinettist Martin Fröst by Sally Beamish.

Other guest soloists featuring in the series include violinist Leonidas Kavakos, baritone Peter Mattei (hailed as singer of the year by Musical America in 2020) and pianists Kirill Gerstein, Krystian Zimerman, Yefim Bronfman, Igor Levit and Yuja Wang. Soloists from the orchestra’s own ranks are Sylvia Huang, who made such a big impression at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in May 2019, and principal trumpet player Miroslav Petkov.

  • 12 concerts
  • 9 concerts
  • 9 concerts
  • 6 concerts
  • 6 concerts

9 concerts

Prices in this series

Rang 1+: €954  ◆   Rang 1: €751   ◆   Rang 2: €560   ◆   Rang 3: €397

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