In June, the Royal Concertgebouworkest presents four concert streams on Fridays via concertgebouworkest.nl and the orchestra’s Facebook and YouTube channels. The streams will start at 8 p.m. CEST. Each video will remain accessible for a week after its premiere via concertgebouworkest.nl/en/watch-and-listen.
On Friday 4 June, a new performance of Igor Stravinsky’s Histoire du soldat in a mise-en-espace by Ria Marks features six orchestra musicians, violinist Janine Jansen, who is the orchestra’s artist in residence, actor Vincent van der Valk and dancer Carolyn Bolton. The orchestra musicians are Dominic Seldis (double bass), Calogero Palermo (clarinet), Helma van den Brink (bassoon), Jörgen van Rijen (trombone), Omar Tomasoni (trumpet) and Mark Braafhart (percussion). The text is narrated in a Dutch translation by Carel Alphenaar, with subtitles in English. The original libretto is by Charles Ferninand Ramuz.
On Friday 11 June, the Concertgebouworkest showcases a selection of works premiered by the Concertgebouworkest in the 2020-2021 season. Six compositions commissioned by the orchestra are complemented by two chamber music works by orchestra members Nick Woud (principal timpani) and Rob Dirksen (double bass).
A stream on Friday 18 June features Olivier Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du Temps in a performance by orchestra musicians Arno Piters (clarinet), Marc Daniel van Biemen (violin), Johan van Iersel (cello) and Jeroen Bal (piano).
On Friday 25 June, the Concertgebouworkest will stream a programme under the direction of Antonio Pappano, recorded in March. Igor Levit is the soloist in in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which is followed by Schumann’s Symphony No. 2.
The Concertgebouworkest is able to stream its concert programmes free of charge thanks to the generous support of donors and sponsors. Information about supporting the orchestra may be found at concertgebouworkest.nl/en/private-donations.