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Strauss, Moesorgski and Rachmaninoff played by UvA-Orchestra J.Pzn Sweelinck

Experience a compelling evening in which the UvA Orchestra J.Pzn Sweelinck shines with Strauss' Don Juan, Musorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death with star soprano Nataliia Shumska and Rachmaninoff's Symphony no. 2. With the theme 'Who am I?' the concept of identity is discussed in different ways. Come and listen in De Duif.

Strauss, Moesorgski and Rachmaninoff played by UvA-Orchestra J.Pzn Sweelinck

Dates
Tue 11 Jun20:15 - 22:15
Location
De Duif
Prinsengracht 756
1017 LD Amsterdam
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The program: 'Who am I?'

This spring, the UvA Orchestra J.Pzn Sweelinck, led by conductor Konradin Herzog, will play a spectacular program with the theme 'Who am I?', in which the concept of identity is explored through music. Come listen to the unique combination of Strauss' Don Juan, Musorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2.

Strauss' powerful work Don Juan details the legendary womanizer Don Juan's search for an ideal wife. Don Juan is a true bon vivant, until he completely loses the courage to find a wife. Out of sheer desperation he commits suicide, bringing the play to a tragic end. Strauss masterfully brings Don Juan's life story and identity crisis to life through lush melodies.

Star soprano Nataliia Shumska solos in Musorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death . Together with the orchestra she takes you on a journey through the four parts of this dramatic song cycle, in which death is personified as different characters.

To conclude on a positive note, Rachmaninoff's expressive Symphony No. 2 is played. This emotional symphony is imbued with the vibrant life energy that Rachmaninoff had recovered after a long depression. After a new start in Germany with his family and a number of successes in his career, Rachmaninoff manages to turn his life around and writes the most beautiful melodies, in which his feelings are the guiding principle. He knows how to express his own identity in his work in an exceptional way.

You can purchase tickets for this program via the ticket link .

The Sweelinck Orchestra

The UvA Orchestra J.Pzn Sweelinck was founded in 1878, making it the oldest symphony orchestra in Amsterdam. The Sweelinck Orchestra consists of about seventy enthusiastic students from universities and colleges from both Amsterdam and other cities who enjoy making music together at a high level.

Strauss, Moesorgski and Rachmaninoff played by UvA-Orchestra J.Pzn Sweelinck

Dates
Tue 11 Jun20:15 - 22:15
Location
De Duif
Prinsengracht 756
1017 LD Amsterdam
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