concerts

Below you'll find information about our concerts in English. If you want to attend a concert, you can directly order tickets on the website of our theatres (in Dutch only) or click on the 'ticket'-butten below and fill in the form (in English). 

Eindhoven Liberated 75 years ago

Eindhoven Liberated 75 years ago

A musical tribute to our liberators
In September of 1944, the euphoria of liberation rippled in waves over the Southern Netherlands. in the middle of a gurgling maelstrom of fear and hope, the first cities were liberated. On the eve of the commemoration of 75 years Liberation of Eindhoven the South Netherlands Philharmonic pays a tribute to liberty and liberation, in collaboration with Stichting 18 September.

The musical choices for this special occasion were easily made. No other composer better voices the resurrection of hope than Gustav Mahler does in his forethoughtful Second Symphony, aptly known as Auferstehung, or Resurrection. For this moving piece, about life, death, and resurrection, Mahler pulled out all the stops: a colossal symphony orchestra with masses of strings, extra brass, an organ, chimes and bells, an enormous choir, two soloists, and even a little, extra orchestra, a Fernorchestrer, hiding off stage, sounding dimly in the distance. From a mellow marche funèbre rises an hour and a half’s worth of an emotional roller coaster. Mahler almost forces you to dwell on the deceased, but eventually calls out for resurrection, hope, and eternal life. “Mahler’s music has the strength to carry you away to another world”, in the words of chief conductor Dmitry Liss. An overwhelming symphony to commemorate 75 years of liberation.

Concert tip
“A monumental piece that has it all”. - Raymond Spons (percussion) about Mahler’s Second Symphony
“One of the highlights of this season is Mahler’s grand Second Symphony”. - Jos Roeden, artistic programmer

Conductor   Dmitry Liss
Soprano   Sarah Wegener
Alto   Helena Rasker
Choirs   Brabant Koor and Studium Chorale

Mahler   Symhpony No. 2, ‘Resurrection Symphony’  

 

GRAND & ADVENTUROUS

Tuesday September 17, 8.15 p.m.



Rome, the Eternal City

Respighi as your musical tour guide

Children at play, statues of marble, picturesque piazzas, Roman legions, and dark catacombs. In his orchestral masterpiece Pini di Roma, Ottorino Respighi paints a colourful portrait of his favourite city, Rome, as seen from the perspective of, you guessed it, the pine trees! These ancient pini adorn the absolute hot spots of Rome, such as the Via Appia and the Villa Borghese. If only they could tell their treasure troves of stories! A symphonic spectacle like this is in the best hands with guest conductor Jun Märkl. The renowned classical music magazine Gramophone praises him for the “magical colours and rich structures” he is able to conjure up from the orchestra. And there is more storytelling going on with the romantic composer Richard Strauss. He composed about the mischief of that famed rapscallion, Till Eulenspiegel. The French master composers Ravel and Dutilleux were inspired by stories of war and liberation to write the most intense music about the ephemeral and the love for life. En passant, Dutilleux brings an emotional ode to war heroine Anne Frank. Orchestral colours in optima forma!

Concert tip
“Respighi paints with the imagination like none other”. - Roger Niese (clarinet) about Pini di Roma



Conductor     Jun Märkl 
In collaboration with     Members of the National Youth Choir     

Ravel     Le Tombeau de Couperin
Dutilleux     The Shadows of Time
R. Strauss     Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Respighi     Pini di Roma

GRAND & ADVENTUROUS

saterday September 28, 8.15 p.m.




Mendelssohn's Scottish highlands

Sparklingly classical

Let Mendelssohn’s tumultuous Third Symphony be your guide on a journey to the pristine Scottish highlands. Wind, sun, scea, and Scottish ditties, it’s all in there. With Mendelssohn, orchestral sounds gleam in a young and romantic light. Gleaming also is Mozart’s Ninth Piano Concerto, Jeunehomme. It is sure to sparkle and move underneath the crafty fingers of the young British master pianist Benjamin Grosvenor. “He makes you sigh with joy, such a rare temperament”, The New York Times writes. The New York press was equally enthusiastic about the contemporary, British composer Anna Clyne. The string section of the South Netherlands Philharmonic opens the concert with the Dutch première of her remarkable composition Within her Arms: about fifteen minutes of fragile sounds of “moving beauty” (The New Yorker) and merely strings. This music has a right to be called the successor of Barber’s wringing Adagio for Strings.

 

 

Conductor     Matthew Halls
Piano     Benjamin Grosvenor

Clyne     Within her Arms (Dutch première)
Mozart     Piano Concerto No. 9, ‘Jeunehomme’
Mendelssohn     Symphony No. 3, ‘Scottish’ 

CLASSICS PLUS

Sunday october 6, 2.15 p.m.

Simone Lamsma take you to America

Romance at its best

“Magical! It’s like you can take the audience along to a different place, where you’ll experience the music together”, states Simone Lamsma in an interview. The Frisian star violinist shone on the American stage when she accepted maestro Jaap van Zweden’s invitation to perform as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic. Her performances with the best orchestras and on the most important stages are praised by the international press. Tonight, she takes you all the way to America. The public does not, perhaps, know it yet, but it is one of her favourite pieces: Samuel Barber’s Violin Concertoyes, the very same who also composed the moving Adagio for Strings! After the intermission, Brahms’ glowing, romantic Third Symphony. The melancholy third movement inspired many pop artists and can be heard in numerous movies. And tonight, as a little cherry on top: a new work by the German composer Detlev Glanert, composed specially as an appetizer to Brahms.



Conductor     Olari Elts
Violin     Simone Lamsma

Copland     Appalachian Spring
Barber     Violin Concert
Glanert     Allegro furibondo (Dutch première)
Brahms     Symphony No. 3

    MASTERPIECES

Saturday october 12, 2.15 p.m.

Heanchen brings you bruckner's Seventh

Bruckner was in a good place when he wrote the grand Seventh Symphony. You can hear that in everything, from the heart wrenching opening to the intense Adagio. Even today, the Seventh is one of Bruckner’s most popular compositions. A good opportunity to hear guest conductor Hartmut Haenchen’s interpretation of this successful piece of music. He was styled “conductor of the year” by the leading German music magazine Opernwelt. But before that, the South Netherlands Philharmonic takes a dive into the reflective world of sounds of the American composer Richard Danielpour. In his moving song cycle Elegies the letters of a father fallen in war to his yet unborn daughter build bridges across time. It is the time to shine for the top soloists Thomas Oliemans from the Netherlands and the Russian mezzo-soprano Marina Prudenskaya.



Conductor     Hartmut Haenchen
Mezzo-soprano     Marina Prudenskaya
Baritone     Thomas Oliemans

Danielpour     Elegies
Bruckner     Symphony No. 7



   GRAND & ADVENTUROUS

Saturday October 26, 8.15 p.m.

Smetana's Moldau

Music that flows right into your heart

A sigh of recognition is guaranteed to escape from the audience as soon as the orchestra plays the first few bars of The Moldau. Little springs bubbling up, little streams gurgling their way down, a river growing and surging. Smetana translated his fatherland’s beautiful nature with masterful aplomb. His famous Má Vlast, including this famous Moldau, concludes this concert. It opens with Martinu’s Memorial to Lidice. An emotional monument of sound for the mass murdered victims of a Czech village in June 1942. And between Martinu’s sorrow and Smetana’s patriotic solace, top cellist Nicolas Altstaedt stars in the comforting Cello Concerto by Elgar. Altstaedt is the former artist in residence of the Eindhoven Muziekgebouw and a winner of the prestigious Musikpreis der Stadt Duisburg 2018. “Once upon a time I dreamed of becoming an actor. Now, I can step into the shoes of numerous composers and their musical languages”, he states in an interview.

Concert tip
“Stefan Blunier gives so much energy and inspiration”. - Corinna Baldus (violin) about Smetana’s Moldau, conducted by Stefan Blunier

Conductor     Stefan Blunier
Cello     Nicolas Altstaedt

Martinu     Memorial to Lidice
Elgar     Cello Concerto
Smetana     From Má Vlast, ‘My Fatherland’: The High Castle; The Moldau; Blaník 


   MEESTERWERKEN

Sunday November 10, 2.15 p.m.

Bach met Brunello I

The power of the classics

A symphony orchestra plays classical music. But did you know that in all those styles, there is one style period in musical history actually known as ‘the classical period’? This period is best represented by the music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. And specially because of that, we came up with the Haydn Chair. Whoever ‘sits’ on it, can dig for a while for the musical treasures of this time period and take a deep dive, together with the orchestra, into the refinement of the classical repertoire. And in addition we cherry-pick a few little pearls from other periods, inspired by the classics or leading the vanguard towards this classical periodmuch like the music by Johann Sebastian Bach, for instance.

Bach as starting point
This season renews the honour to Mario Brunello. His concert are all about Bach’s magnificent Brandenburg Concertos. Bach is the Rembrandt of classical music, a benchmark, the godfather to all the great composers following in his footsteps. This Italian cellist and conductor is always on the lookout for adventure. He performs on top of desolate mountain peaks and in tranquil desserts and likes to perform with the best classical musicians as much as with jazz musicians or singer-songwriters. His version of classical music is right from the heart. With each one of his concerts, Brunello introduces you to one of his many musical friends and the musicians of the South Netherlands Philharmonic get to shine as soloists in the Brandenburg Concertos.

Be overwhelmed
The first soloist is the Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. “A performance by Esfahani is a thing to cherish”, The Times wrote about this remarkable musician. An exciting concert revolving around Bach, with Boccherini’s flashing Cello Concerto and, as a cherry on top, a new work for an old instrument: the Harpsichord Concerto by Gorecki. Brunello takes you to the concert hall. Be overwhelmed by the power of the classics.

Concert tip
“Mario Brunello is a veritable magician! Such charisma!” - Arno van Houtert (clarinet)

Conductor and cello     Mario Brunello
Harpsichord     Mahan Esfahani

Bach     Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Gorecki     Harpsichord Concerto
Bach     Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Boccherini     Cello Concerto No. 5
Haydn     Symphony No. 44, ‘Mourning’  

   CLASSICS PLUS

Saturday November 30, 8.15 p.m.

Mozart's Requiem

A blood-curdling masterpiece

Ever seen the movie Amadeus? Mozart deathly ill, lying back motionlessly on his pillows, dictating; Salieri at his bed with a scratching quill? Mozart composed his beloved Requiem on his deathbed. The emotions it expresses are too great to put into words. In his touching and intimate Requiem, Mozart expresses all the feelings of loss, sorrow, and death. The Italian guest conductor Michele Mariotti, who was performed in the famous opera houses like the Scala in Milan, Covent Garden in London, and the Metropolitan in New York before, creates an experience you will not easily forget, together with the orchestra, the top singers of the Groot Omroepkoor, and a dream cast of soloists. Before the intermission: the symphony Schubert himself called ‘Tragic’, a symphony that also sparkles with the joy of life in addition to all the sadness. Well... Schubert was only nineteen, of course.  

Conductor     Michele Mariotti
Soprano     Lenneke Ruiten
Alto     Karin Strobos
Tenor     Maksim Mironov
Bass     Evgeny Stavinsky
Choir     Groot Omroepkoor

Schubert     Symphony No. 4, ‘Tragic’
Mozart     Requiem

   MASTERPIECES

Sunday December 8, 2.15 p.m.

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker

A Christmas concert to relish

Where would Christmas be without Tchaikovsky’s magical Yule fairy tale The Nutcracker? Specially for these dark days, chief conductor Dmitry Liss selected the most beautiful movements from this heart-warming ballet music. Be enraptured by its story and travel on glistening orchestral sounds to the magical Land of Sweets. Have you already listened to the music a hundred times before? Or is it perhaps your very first time? Whatever the case, this music will always be a veritable feast! And no better work to accompany that than Mendelssohn’s radiant Violin Concerto. Violinist Augustin Hadelich performed and recorded it beautifully in 2015. Hadelich is on the rise to unfathomable heights and tonight, with his Stradivarius of 1723, he performs with our orchestra. “An astonishing technique, great subtlety, and deep emotion”, the Seattle Times wrote about Hadelich’s style.

Concert tip
“An astonishing technique, great subtlety, and deep emotion”. - Seattle Times about Augustin Hadelich.

Conductor     Dmitry Liss
Violin     Augustin Hadelich

Mendelssohn     Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky     From The Nutcracker: Suite

    MASTERPIECES

Thursday December 12, 8.15 p.m.

Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps

The greatest scandal in music history

“Shut up!”, the Parisian beau monde yelled at each other on the 29th of May, 1913. The Théâtre des Champs Elysées was as if struck by an earthquake and the gendarmes had to spring into action. The cause of this disruption? The spectacular première of Stravinsky’s ballet Le Sacre du Printemps. In spite of this row, both friend and foe quickly reached an agreement: Le Sacre is a ground-breaking masterpiece. And it is quite special too that this orchestral piece is a public favourite as well. Maybe that is what truly characterises a masterpiece. Our Russian chief-conductor Dmitry Liss will no doubt get the most out of an interpretation of this pagan rite of spring you already know is going to be memorable. But before that, the Firebird will soar to heights unheard of and star violinist Sergey Krylov will go to bat for the gladsome Violin Concerto, full of classical grandeur. “Krylov’s vision is warm and full of Russian emotions”, Dmitry Liss explained. A three course menu that’s guaranteed to be finger-licking good.

Conductor     Dmitry Liss
Violin     Sergey krylov

Stravinsky     The Firebird Suite (1919)
Stravinsky     Violin Concerto
Stravinsky     The Rite of Spring  

     GRAND & ADVENTUROUS

Sunday January 19, 2.15 p.m.   

Hannes Minnaar plays Ravel

The jazzy piano concerto from the Roaring Twenties

Until quite recently women were given a hard time to reach the absolute top of the most important conductors. A recent film, The Conductor, received with positive reviews, tells such a story, about the woman conductor Antonio Brico. The young Estonian conductor Kristiina Poska now has reached the world top too. In 2010 she had her major breakthrough at the Berlin opera. “Only few have such a rich palette of sounds”, an enthusiastic German critic wrote. This makes her the ideal candidate to conduct this peregrination from Wagner’s deep and rich timbres to the glistening hues of the French master composers Ravel and Franck. And ‘our very own’ master pianist Hannes Minnaar returns! In 2010 he already rubbed shoulders with the top as the third laureate of the contest of contests, the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. And in 2015 he received the prestigious Dutch Music Award on top. Tonight, he will perform Ravel’s jazzy Piano Concerto in G with moving immersion. “Good gracious, how beautiful!”, the Parool wrote in response to Minnaar’s style.

Conductor     Kristiina Poska
Piano     Hannes Minnaar

Wagner     From Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude
Ravel     Piano Concerto in G
Franck     Symphony in D minor

   MASTERPIECES

Friday January 31, 8.15 p.m.

Mahler's Seventh Symphony

Nocturnal dream flights for the orchestra

Like the mythical figure Icarus, the composer wants to give wings to his inspiration and have it soar to unimaginable heights. In his enigmatic Seventh Symphony, Gustav Mahler completes a mystical flight from darkness to the liberating light. For this ‘nocturnal’ symphony, Mahler incorporated intimate mandolin and guitar strumming in the overwhelming world of sounds coming from the thickly filled ranks of the symphony orchestra. In Samuel Barber’s Night Flight, there is hope too. This moving piece of music translates the loneliness of the allied pilots who, in World War II, returned back home, in the middle of the night, after having carried out heavy bombardments. Inspiringly conducted by Claus Peter Flor. “Magical, no one can carry so much nuance and supercharged pianissimos into the music like he can” (The Dallas Morning News). The orchestra is guaranteed to take you to true terra incognita.



Conductor     Claus Peter Flor

Barber     Night Flight
Mahler     Symphony No. 7

   GRAND & ADVENTUROUS

Saturday February 8, 8.15 p.m.

Bach met Brunello II

A refreshing look at the classics

Have you ever seen those gorgeous almond blossom branches by Vincent van Gogh? The old Japanese printing art inspired this renowned Dutch painter. “I can already see with Japanese eyes”, he wrote enthusiastically to his brother Theo. Composers also liked to be inspired by different times and styles. The great Russian composer Stravinsky looked closely at the baroque splendour of Pergolesi; the Italian modernist Maderna at the crystal clear choir polyphony of the Renaissance composer Gabrieli; and contemporary Dutch composer Anthony Fiumara was inspired by 16th-century Flemish composer Josquin des Prez. Cellist and conductor Mario Brunello collects and performs the most beautiful examples of this inspiration through the ages. An enrapturing program with recorder virtuoso Erik Bosgraaf and Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos as focal points.



Conductor     Mario Brunello
Recorder     Erik Bosgraaf

Gabrieli/Maderna     Canzone a tre cori 
Bach     Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Fiumara     Dexprex XL for recorder, cello, and orchestra
Pergolesi/Stravinsky     Suite Italienne for cello and orchestra
Bach      Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Ives     The Unanswered Question

   CLASSICS PLUS

Thursday December 13, 8.15 p.m.

Bach met Brunello II

Passion for the classics

Tonight, the Italian conductor and cellist Mario Brunello introduces his compatriot to you, the violinist Giuliano Carmignola, from Venice. “In Italy, he has the status of, say, a rock star”, Brunello stated in an interview. A critic of the BBC Music Magazine lauded Carmignola for his “rich immersion and delicate expression”. Tonight, the two of them will play Mozart’s sparkling but profound Sinfonia Concertante. Quite remarkable, as Brunello will play the score originally written for the viola on his own (17th-century) cello. And add to that Haydn’s 49th Symphony, La Passionewhat’s in a name―and Bach’s most beautiful Brandenburg Concertos.

Conductor and cello     Mario Brunello
Violin     Giuliano Carmignola

Bach     Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Haydn     Symphony No. 49, ‘La Passione’
Bach     Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Mozart     Sinfonia Concertante

   CLASSICS PLUS

Friday March 6, 8.15 p.m.

Beethoven's Pastoral

A Romantic spring walk

Spring is in the air, the fresh breeze beckons... but there is plenty of nature to enjoy in the concert hall too. Freshly mowed grass, a thunderstorm in the distance, the call of a cuckoo. You can hear it all in Beethoven’s romantic Pastoral Symphony. The Arcadian yarns of shepherds and shepherdesses and unexpected thunderstorms can be experienced, almost literally, in Beethoven’s genius music. Before the intermission, the lauded German violinist Carolin Widmann (Bayerischen Staatpreis für Musik 2017 and the International Classical Music Award) will perform the Violin Concerto by Benjamin Britten: “It was love at first sight”, top violinist Janine Jansen said upon playing this intense piece of music for the first time. “The finale begins like a prayer but ends like a scream. It’s very moving”.



Conductor     Hans Graf
Violin     Carolin Widmann

Delius     Two pieces for small orchestra
Britten     Violin Concerto
Beethoven     Symphony No. 6, ‘Pastoral’

    MASTERPIECES

Sunday March 15, 2.15 p.m.

Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto

Dynamic and beloved

Every season, virtuoso magicians receive ample leeway. Meet the Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko: a fiery talent loved by the international press. After winning the prestigious Diapasond d’Or in 2018, he has been ever on the rise. Together with the orchestra, Kholodenko will fly at Prokofiev’s dynamic and beloved Third Piano Concerto, the very same that won him his gold medal at the International Van Cliburn Piano Competition. But first, there is an encounter with the young Canadian composer Samy Moussa. And finally, chief-conductor Dmitry Liss and the orchestra take a deep dive in the emotional roller coaster of Rachmaninoff’s exhilarating Third Symphony.



Conductor     Dmitry Liss
Piano     Vadym Kholodenko

Moussa    Crimson (Dutch première)
Prokofiev      Piano Concerto No. 3
Rachmaninoff     Symphony No. 3

   GRAND & ADVENTUROUS

Sunday March 22, 2.15 p.m.

Family concert: Lejo discovers the orchestra

A heart-warming family concert

A hand, a pair of big eyes... Who doesn’t know him? Lejo, the famous hand puppet featuring in the Dutch Sesame Street, visits our orchestra. Do you want to meet him too? Lejo suddenly has to conduct the orchestra, Lejo the Maestro! But try as he might, it just doesn’t work. Makes sense, if you don’t know a thing about an orchestra. Together with you, Lejo marvels at all the instruments. He discovers all the sounds of the orchestra and enjoys the famous music by, amongst others, Mozart, Dvorák, and Rossini, and the variations on Lejo’s own tune, composed by Mike Boddé. Puppeteer Lejo Peterson plays Lejo live from a small film set on stage and you can look through Lejo’s eyes at all the instruments, sometimes even in them! A delightful way to discover what an orchestra is like.

Conductor     Sander Teepen
Director     Lise-Lott Kok
Arrangements     Toek Numan
With special thanks to     Stichting Henri Hermans

Wednesday April 1, 2.15 p.m. - Kleine Zaal

Bach's St John Passion

Be enraptured by that other Passion by Bach

Bach’s St John Passion may be lesser-known than its big brother Matthew, but according to Bach aficionados, it is even more touching. In the St John Passion, Bach portrays the passion of Christ as well, translated to the most enrapturing music for orchestra, choir, and soloists portraying the various characters. But the John is smaller, more intimate, dramatic, and emotional. With a regal Jesus who is much more in control and less passive. Experience the passion of Christ through the eyes of the Evangelist and let Bach’s genius music enrapture you. Tonight conducted by the internationally renowned Dutch choir leader Peter Dijkstra with a cast of soloists to dream of. And of course your very own South Netherlands Philharmonic.

Concert tip
“An unbelievably good piece! I strongly advise you to visit both Passions this season”. - Adelina Hassani (concertmaster), about the St John Passion   

Conductor     Peter Dijkstra
Evangelist     Fabio Trümpy
Christ     Stefan Adam
Soprano     Ilse Eerens
Countertenor     Minho Jeong
Tenor     Linard Vrielink
Bass     Manuel Walser
Choir     Vocal Ensemble MUSA

Bach     St John’s Passion

Saturday April 4, 7 p.m.

Bach's St matthew Passion

The most famous piece of music of all time

The passion of Christ is touchingly translated by that composer of composers, Johann Sebastian Bach. This is the unrivalled number one in the Heart & Soul charts of Radio 4. Bach’s St Matthew Passion draws full houses and churches every year with Easter. It is a wonderful Dutch tradition. Tonight, in Eindhoven, Stephan MacLeod conducts. The NRC lauded “the ripeness of his ideas” before, as well as his “dynamic subtleties” expressed in an earlier performance of Matthew with the Netherlands Bach Society. Experience the passion of Christ in this everlasting narrative of betrayal, forgiveness, love, and death. Let Bach’s genius, moving masterpiece lift you up and comfort you.

Conductor     Stephan MacLeod
Evangelist     Werner Gura
Christ     Huub Claessens
Soprano     Hannah Morrison
Alto     Rosanne van Sandwijk
Tenor     Linard Vrielink
Bass     Matthieu Walendzik
Choir     Studium Chorale
Children’s Choir     Schola Cantorum Puerorum

Bach     St Matthew Passion

Saturday April 11, 7 p.m.

Master pianists Arthur and Lucas Jussen

Dream away by the sea

Guaranteed surprises. The incredibly popular piano brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen always treat the classical music aficionado with a unique repertoire. This time, let them surprise you with a work for two pianos and orchestra only seldom performed. Together with the South Netherlands Philharmonic, the Jussen brothers will completely submerge into the dream world of the Japanese impressionist Toru Takemitsu. His Quotation of Dream is an ode to the sea, demonstrating who carefully Takemitsu listened to the picturesque La Mer by French master composer Debussy, the opening of this concert. To conclude, chief-conductor Dmitry Liss will take a refreshing deep dive with the Sixth Symphony by his all-time favourite composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. A shorter and lighter symphony than we usually hear from Shostakovich. “I wanted to evoke an atmosphere of spring, youth, and joy”, the Russian composer explained.

Concert tip
“In their hands, the two pianos are one, embalming instrument”. - De Volkskrant about Arthur and Lucas Jussen

Conductor     Dmitry Liss
Piano     Arthur and Lucas Jussen

Debussy     La Mer
Takemitsu     Quotation of Dream
Shostakovich     Symphony No. 6

   GRAND & ADVENTUROUS

Sunday April 26, 2.15 p.m.

Dvorák's New World

The all-time favourite in the world of classical music

Dvorák’s Ninth Symphony is guaranteed to make your day. Everybody knows some hits from this all-time favourite. It goes without saying Neil Armstrong brought along a recording of the symphony during his Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Dvorák wrote this masterpiece at the end of the 19th century when he was staying in America. He was inspired by the far vistas of the new world. With the melancholy echoes of the spiritual Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and the impetuous rhythms of native American dances, it is a given you will taste the American local colour. But Dvorák was also very homesick for his native Bohemia and he combined his love for life with an irresistible, Czech yearning. There is no way around it: conducted by maestro Dmitry Liss this will become a scintillating fiesta. Especially when combined with Rodrigo’s beloved Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar with―you know it!―that famous Adagio!

Concert tip
“I’m really looking forward to the expressive guitar playing of Juan Manuel Cañizares”. - Stefan Rosu, intendan"

“A phenomenal genius”. - Sir Simon Rattle about Juan Manuel Cañizares



Conductor     Dmitry Liss
Guitar     Juan Manuel Cañizares

De Falla     From El Sombrero de Tres Picos: Suite No. 1
Rodrigo     Concierto de Aranjuez
Dvorák     Symphony No. 9, ‘From the New World’  

   MASTERPIECES

Saturday May 9, 8.15 p.m.

 

Noa Wildschut plays Beethoven

Spectacular musical theatre

“With every piece of music, I make my own voyage of discovery”, the Estonian guest conductor Risto Joost said. This afternoon, together with the South Netherlands Philharmonic, and together with you, he will discover Beethoven’s spectacular incidental music to Egmont. War, suppression, courage, and liberation: this famous story by Goethe is a tale for the ages. Beethoven’s expressive music brings it to live and submerges you into it completely. The actor Stijn Vervoort, together with mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf, will make this integral rendition a unique experience. Before the intermission, Beethoven’s beloved Violin Concerto: the “Queen of violin concertos”, played by the “crown princess of the violin”, our young but grand violin talent Noa Wildschut. “A marvel of musicality” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

Concert tip
“A marvel of musicality, original, spontaneous, and always free”. - Süddeutsche Zeitung about Noa Wildschut

Conductor     Risto Joost
Violin     Noa Wildschut
Mezzo-soprano     Cora Burggraaf
Narrator     Stijn Vervoort
In co-production with     Toneelgroep Maastricht

Beethoven     Violin Concert
Beethoven     Incidental music to Goethe’s Egmont

   
CLASSICS

Sunday May 24, 2.15 p.m.

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