Great classics, played by great orchestras
Our favourite orchestras from all over the world are coming to Amsterdam – it’s an outstanding opportunity to hear different interpretations of great orchestral works. The Cleveland Orchestra, one of America’s ‘Big Five’, will perform Bruckner’s monumental Symphony No. 9 with their chief conductor Franz Welser-Möst. Two Russian orchestras will play this season: the Bolshoi Orchestra and their chief conductor Tugan Sokhiev making their Concertgebouw debut, and Valery Gergiev’s Mariinsky Orchestra, playing Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.
There’s more Mahler in store, with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under the baton of conductor Iván Fischer; their recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 was called ‘a succession of surprises’ by Gramophone. Lastly, the Staatskapelle Dresden and their chief conductor Christian Thielemann will play Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben: a fitting reference to this season’s ‘hero’ theme.
This concert takes place in the Main Hall, start 20:15
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann (dirigent), Denis Matsuev (piano)
R. Strauss, Grieg