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Marin Alsop conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Adams and Bartók

Rhythm, dance, and folk music connect Bartók’s well-loved Concerto for Orchestra with exciting works by American composers. The Concertgebouw Orchestra will be directed by Marin Alsop at the Main Hall of the Royal Concertgebouw.

Marin Alsop conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Adams and Bartók

Dates
Fri 14 Jun20:15 - 22:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop is back eighteen years after she first conducted the Concertgebouw Orchestra. She will conduct Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, which may be the most famous work of Hungarian composers. The piece was written in the United States, where Bartók had sought refuge from WWII. It marked the final, inspired resurgence of his compositional activities before he died in 1945. Dance, rhythm, and folk music play a crucial role. That explains why the Concerto for Orchestra is a good fit with the music of John Adams and Jessie Montgomery, two American composers whose feet are firmly planted in the here and now.

Concertgebouw Orchestra

In Jessie Montgomery’s Strum, guitar-like chords in the strings take on many different forms. The work is a salute to various styles of American folk music and the power of dance and movement. And although the Concertgebouw Orchestra is no stranger to the works of John Adams, a performance of his Fearful Symmetries is long overdue! With its driving, layered rhythms showing off the influence of Wagner, Philip Glass, pop music and boogie-woogie, this piece is vintage John Adams.

Marin Alsop conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Adams and Bartók

Dates
Fri 14 Jun20:15 - 22:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
show in Google Maps