On 29th July, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra is giving a concert as part of the Robeco SummerNights Season at the prestigious Royal Concertgebouw concert hall in Amsterdam.
Conducted by Jan Willem de Vriend, the OBC’s principal guest conductor, the concert will feature one of today’s top Dutch pianists, Haanes Minnaar, who will be playing “Jenamy”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concert for Piano and Orchestra no. 9. De Vriend and Minnaar are both to visit L'Auditori in November to perform anunusual programme that will once again put this soloist under the spotlight.
The Amsterdam concert will be rounded off by Franz Schubert’s “The Great” symphony and one of the most celebrated works by Barcelona composer Ferran Sor, the ballet Cendrillon, premiered at King’s Theatre in London in 1822, which will act as a bridge between Mozart’s classicism and Schubert’s romanticism.
This is the second time that the OBC is to visit the Concertgebouw, a concert hall where it first played in the summer of 2002 during a farewell tour by its principal conductor at the time, Lawrence Foster.
Preparing for the 2019 Japanese tour
The Amsterdam concert is a prelude to the OBC’s 2019 tour of Japan. Next July, the Orchestra will offer several opera concerts and performances covering a wide range of works already performed at L’Auditori during the 2018-2019 season. They include Concert for Orchestra and Guitar no. 2 by Juan Manuel Cañizares, Concert for Two Shamisens by Fabià Santcovsky and The Three-Cornered Hat by Manuel de Falla, in addition to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, which will be performed with local choirs and soloists.
In parallel with these concerts, the OBC will be taking part in opera performances of Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, staged with a strong Catalan feel by Àlex Ollé/La Fura dels Baus and featuring some of the soloists that you will have heard at end-of-season concerts at L’Auditori.
Lisi Andrés | 26 July 2018
The OBC will be performing at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, with pianist Haanes Minnaar and conductor Jan Willem de Vriend
The Orchestra returns to one of the world’s most prestigious concert halls to take part in the Robeco SummerNights Season.
Music from the superb ballet Cendrillon by Catalan composer Ferran Sor will act as a link between works by Mozart and Schubert.