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Close-up: Roaring Twenties

The exciting years after the end of the First World War briefly seemed to be the dawn of a new age of peace and prosperity. Musicians from the Concertgebouw Orchestra and soprano Laetitia Gerards bring back this exhilarating era of a century ago when avant-garde, jazz and cabaret came together.

Close-up: Roaring Twenties

Dates
Sun 21 Apr14:15 - 16:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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Roaring Twenties

In the exciting years after the First World War, it seemed like a new time of prosperity and peace had begun. The composers on this program were idealists committed to the cultural upliftment of 'the ordinary person'. Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler brought together avant-garde, jazz and cabaret. Erwin Schulhoff translated his political ideas into a monumental, innovative style. Paul Hindemith wrote a lot of music for amateurs. From 1933 onwards, they were all considered enemies of Nazi Germany; those who did not flee (Weill, Eisler, Hindemith) died in a concentration camp (Schulhoff).

Closeup

In the chamber music series Close-up, musicians from the Concertgebouw Orchestra play self-composed programs in the Recital Hall. These are all special one-off concerts that cannot be heard anywhere else. The way to experience the individual qualities of the orchestra musicians! The intimate concerts are organized by the Friends of the Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Close-up: Roaring Twenties

Dates
Sun 21 Apr14:15 - 16:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
show in Google Maps