For Mandela's centenary in 2018, MIAGI Youth Orchestra has commissioned a 35-minute celebratory work from Duncan Ward, Rainbow Beats – a Suite for Nelson Mandela 100 Years, drawing inspiration from early European and early African music into a joyous, musical spectacular in a typical MIAGI style.
The programme will also include Ludwig van Beethoven’s Egmont overture, Leonard Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs (2018 also marks the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein), as well as Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.
The motto for the celebrations ‘Be the Legacy’, was coined by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. MIAGI Orchestra is a realisation of Nelson Mandela's dream, with young musicians of every colour and background playing together with a warmth of spirit that is infectious and inspiring. Within spaces such as MIAGI Youth Orchestra, social cohesion happens effortlessly. The world needs such examples. MIAGI firmly believes that its young musicians ‘Are the Legacy’.
Robeco SummerNights presents two months of wonderful concerts, from classical to jazz and from cabaret to film scores. Top musicians from the Netherlands and around the world bring you all your favourite classical pieces, as well as some surprises! In the beautiful Mirror Hall there is a summer restaurant where you can enjoy a dinner before the concert. Or take a look backstage before the concert with one of our concert hall tours.