The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Biography
It was Bernard Haitink who once praised The Concertgebouw as the best instrument of the orchestra that it houses. That must have been what prominent Amsterdam residents had in mind when they decided in 1881 to gift the capital city with a majestic concert hall. Seven years later, the swampy fields just outside the city limits boasted a wonder of neoclassic architecture, The Concertgebouw. Nowadays, just like the celebrated Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, this fantastic concert hall enjoys worldwide renown.
© Leander Lammertink
© Leander Lammertink
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AmsterdamConducting Masterclass with Daniele Gatti and the RCO

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti

AmsterdamOpening Robeco SummerNights with Ravel and Prokofiev

Ravel, Poulenc, Prokofiev
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; Stanislav Kochanovsky; Arthur Jussen; Lucas Jussen

AmsterdamStravinsky's The Rite of Spring and Beethoven's Symphony no. 5

Rebel, Beethoven, Haydn, Stravinsky
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; Markus Stenz

AmsterdamMartin Fröst plays Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

Mozart, Brahms, Fröst
Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Candida Thompson; Martin Fröst

AmsterdamOpera Zuid plays Rossini's The Barber of Seville

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Per-Otto Johansson; Opera Zuid; Madieke Marjon; Willem de Vries; Stefan Stoll; Veerle Sanders

AmsterdamMozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 with Simone Lamsma

Weber, Mozart, Dvořák
Essen Philharmonic Orchestra; Tomáš Netopil; Simone Lamsma
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An impressive Babylon at the Holland Festival

The loud cheers for the performers were richly deserved, although Jörg Widmann’s imposing but sprawling Babylon was not well-served by the concert format.
***11
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Radu Lupu at the Concertgebouw

Radu Lupu provides a rare opportunity to see a legend at work, in recital at the Concertgebouw. 
****1
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra premieres Easter Passions

Two world premières commissioned by the RCO are polar opposites in terms of emotional temperature.
***11
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Dark Prokofiev and Shostakovich from Nelsons

Andris Nelsons has been a frequent visitor to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2008, often conducting the symphonies of Shostakovich. 
***11
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Inspired Ritorno d’Ulisse at the Concertgebouw

Under the baton of René Jacobs, B’rock Orchestra gave an inspired performance  that ought to contribute in giving Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria the place it deserves in the standard repertoire.
*****
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Over-the-top Elgar and hushed Mahler

Sir John Eliot Gardiner rendered Elgar’s Second Symphony with broad, excessive, strokes, while Ann Hallenberg brought hushed intensity to Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder.
***11
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