Mar 15 2024
RAVEL, WANTENAAR (WP), STRAVINSKY
Anja Bihlmaier conductor
Vincent van Amsterdam accordion
During RO NOW, you will be introduced to top works, and give your weekend a special twist. Each edition, the conductor briefly tells you more about the works for a deeper musical experience. This time with a new work by Dutch composer Mathilde Wantenaar and the dazzling music of Stravinsky: an evening full of surprises.
Tonight you will witness a premiere in The Hague! Mathilde Wantenaar wrote her Concert for accordion and orchestra for the Residentie Orkest and Dutch accordionist Vincent van Amsterdam . The versatile, Dutch composer wrote operas, concertos, orchestral works and for singers and choirs. Her style? Lyrical, enchanting and eclectic. Her goal? To touch people with her music. Regular conductor Anja Bihlmaier then leads you into the swirling music of Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka. The ballet is based on a Russian folk tale about love and jealousy. Colorful music so powerful, it stands like a house even without ballet.
This concert is in collaboration with Dag in de Branding.