Number of concerts in this series
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 by Mozart, Schubert, Bruckner, Britten, Andriessen and others.
The most beautiful Sunday afternoons
For Mariss Jansons, conductor emeritus of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, it’s a dream come true: he is leading the orchestra in Benjamin Britten’s splendid War Requiem.
Two Bruckner symphonies also feature in the RCO’s Matinee Series – the Third, conducted by Daniele Gatti, and the Sixth with Bernard Haitink.
Maestro Gatti, who succeeded Mariss Jansons as the orchestra’s chief conductor in 2016, is also conducting well-loved symphonies by Mozart and Brahms, as well as two masterpieces by the young Richard Strauss.
You’ll also find out why Schubert’s Ninth Symphony is called the ‘Great’. Plus you’ll have the chance to hear conductor Dima Slobodeniouk, who is making his first appearance with the RCO, and the experienced master Myung-Whun Chung.
And then, there are the soloists. Hearing Mitsuko Uchida perform a Mozart piano concerto is always a special experience; and the same is true of Beethoven performed by violinist Leonidas Kavakos. The series also features solo performances by musicians from the orchestra’s own ranks: principal flautist Kersten McCall is performing Soie by the Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski, and Perry Hoogendijk is taking on Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Tuba Concerto.