Residentie Orkest (photo Eduardus Lee)

Wantenaar & Stravinsky

Residentie Orkest + Vincent van Amsterdam
Thu 14 Mar 2024 20:15 - 22:00
Thu 14 Mar 2024
20:15 - 22:00
  • Thu 14 Mar 2024
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal

Program

19:15 / Foyerdeck 1 / Pre-concert talk
Pre-concert talk by Thea Derks

20:15 / Grote Zaal / Main programme
Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Mathilde Wantenaar Accordion concert (Dutch premiere)
Igor Stravinsky Petroesjka (version 1947)

Credits

Residentie Orkest
Anja Bihlmaier conductor
Vincent van Amsterdam accordion

Colourful new music from now and a century ago

A promising talent and two great composers of the last century stand side by side in this Residentie Orkest concert. Composer Mathilde Wantenaar has quickly established a reputation with her colourful, appealing music. She wrote a new accordion concerto, which is by no means an everyday genre. The solo part is in the excellent hands of the award-winning Vincent van Amsterdam – former winner of Dutch Classical Talent and an all-rounder on the accordion. The much-loved ballet Petrushka by Igor Stravinsky will also be performed. The concert opens with Ravel’s orchestral suite Le tombeau de Couperin; its movements are dedicated to friends who died in the First World War.

On the eve of World War I, Stravinsky shook up the music world with his ground-breaking ballets. The exuberant Petrushka is a transitional work from the romantic world of The Firebird to the furious scandal music of Le Sacre du Printemps. The Residentie Orkest, which regularly makes an appearance at the Muziekgebouw in the contemporary symphonic repertoire, plays Petrushka in Stravinsky’s 1947 revised version.