THE ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA AMSTERDAM - AUSTRALIAN TOUR
With Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons
Special guest* Yefim Bronfman - Piano
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am Monday 18 February 2013
"The world's greatest orchestra" Gramophone Magazine
Since its first concert in 1888, the Concertgebouw Orchestra has been special. Resident in the opulent Amsterdam Concertgebouw (Dutch for concert hall), the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has cultivated a sound that combines velvety smoothness with the steely virtuosity of 120 of the world’s best musicians.
Always ahead of its time, the RCO worked with the young firebrand Richard Strauss and championed the idiosyncratic and ‘unfashionable’ Gustav Mahler in their own lifetimes. Stravinsky and Berio, Debussy and Boulez have all conducted their own works with the Orchestra.
In 125 years, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has been led by only six chief conductors – the architects of its unique timbre and broad-ranging repertoire. The second, Willem Mengelberg, held the position for an astonishing 52 years. This extraordinary privilege now belongs to Mariss Jansons, supported by a roster of star guest conductors.
The combination of individual brilliance harnessed to a collective ideal of excellence is what makes this orchestra extraordinary. It’s the mysterious electricity that passes between musicians and audience when 120 musicians are playing as one. Audiences will experience the sound of history when the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra visits QPAC in November.
A Reserve $249
B Reserve $199
Please arrange your own Tickets to attend this event.
I am seated in Seat A17 if you wish to join me.
PROGRAM 1 - HEROIC
Sunday 24 November, 7.30pm
Mariss Jansons - Conductor
*Yefim Bronfman - Piano
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor, Op.37
R Strauss Ein Heldenleben
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*Only performing in the Sunday 24 November concert