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The Royal Concertgebouworkest Opening Night 2021

The RCO is celebrating the new season with a grand gift to the city, the country and the world with a festive concert open-air in the heart of Amsterdam.

  • The Royal Concertgebouworkest Opening Night 2021 | Copyright: © RCO

    The Royal Concertgebouworkest Opening Night 2021 © RCO

  • The Royal Concertgebouworkest Opening Night 2021 | Copyright: © Julian Hargreaves

    The Royal Concertgebouworkest Opening Night 2021 © Julian Hargreaves

The Royal Concertgebouworkest is celebrating the new season with a grand gift to the city, the country and the world. On Friday 10 September, the Concertgebouworkest will open the 2021/2022 season with a festive concert open-air in the heart of Amsterdam. At 8.30 pm that evening, music will sound through the streets from Dam Square in Amsterdam. In this way, the musicians and the public bring the city back to life. We are looking forward to ringing in the new season with you in this spectacular way! Daniel Harding is not only a conductor but also a pilot for Air France. Tonight, he leads us on a musical journey through Europe, ending in Paris.

PROGRAMME:

Joey Roukens: CHASE
Richard Strauss: DON JUAN
Niccolò Paganini: LA CAMPANELLA
Giuseppe Verdi: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Lily Boulanger: D´UN MATIN DE PRINTEMPS
Maurice Ravel: TZIGAN
George Gershwin: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

+ encores: Bach, Mascagni, Bernstein

Original title The Royal Concertgebouworkest Opening Night 2021
Recording location Conncert
Recording location Dam Square in Amsterdam, 10 September 2021
Duration approx. 90 mins
Production Company RCO
Composer Joey Roukens, Richard Strauss, Niccolò Paganini, Giuseppe Verdi, Lily Boulanger, Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin
Orchestra / Band The Royal Concertgebouworkest
Conductor Daniel Harding
Soloist Leonidas Kavakos

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