Inspired by Bruckner 2 + 5

Lonelinoise, Pitou, Jasmine Karimova + Camerata RCO
Sun 15 Sep 2024 15:00 - 17:15
Sun 15 Sep 2024
15:00 - 17:15
  • Sun 15 Sep 2024
    15:00 - 17:15
    Grote Zaal


Frieda Gustavs Elisabeth (world premiere) after Symphony No. 2 by Anton Bruckner (Lonelinoise, Pitou, Jasmine Karimova
Christiaan Richter New work after Symphony No. 5 by Anton Bruckner (Camerata RCO)


Pitou vocals
Jasmine Karimova vocals
Camerata RCO 
Students of Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag

Apotheosis with Richter, Back in Time with Gustavs

What is left of Bruckner when Camerata RCO plays Christiaan Richter’s work inspired by Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony? The musicians, practically infused with the Concertgebouw spirit, have tackled numerous arrangements of Bruckner’s symphonies for smaller ensembles. Will Bruckner remain recognisable? Frieda Gustavs asks herself the same question. The composer, who says she grew up on the train between Amsterdam and Stralsund, Germany, uses a whopping fifteen trombones to evoke Bruckner. 

Dutch composer Christiaan Richer believes he can take the architectural apotheosis of Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony to the next level. The symphony will be subjected to ‘various rinses, pressings, and siftings’, according to the composer. Bruckner’s Second Symphony serves as a vehicle for Frieda Gustavs to travel back in time. Together with Pitou and Jasmine Karimova, she sings letters to her great-great-grandmother, accompanied by the trombones of Lonelinoise and the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.