Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

The matinee

Z series

Z series - The matinee

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The Matinee

Eight (or four) Sunday afternoon concerts

Spend your Sunday afternoon in an enjoyable, meaningful way listening to soloists and conductors of world renown performing the most beautiful works.

Z Series highlights

A subscription to the Z Series, the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s matinee, offers you the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon. On the colourful menu is Skryabin’s Promethée, a large-scale work in which not just the notes, but also colours have been composed and are ‘played’ on a light organ. You’ll also hear a piece by Beethoven inspired by the mythical figure of Prometheus, as well as his Fourth Symphony, juxtaposed with Shostakovich’s breathtaking Tenth.

Conductors Thomas Hengelbrock and Emmanuelle Haïm, who is making her first appearance with the orchestra, are breathing new life into the eighteenth century – and Handel’s music in particular.

You’ll also enjoy Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s sparkling pianism in Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, and Sir John Eliot Gardiner is sure to put on a special performance of Schumann’s masterpiece Szenen aus Goethes Faust. In his first performance with the orchestra, Alain Altinoglu is conducting works by Ravel and Franck, as well as the world premiere of a work by the leading German composer Wolfgang Rihm. Gustavo Gimeno, for his part, will be leading the orchestra in ballet music by Stravinsky and Bartók.

  • 8 concerten
  • 6 concerten
  • 6 concerten
  • 4 concerten
  • 4 concerten