The first reviews about our concerts with Mahler 5 and Detlev Glanert's 'Theatrum bestiarum' in Washington D.C. and New York have appeared. This concert was recorded last week in Amsterdam for NPO Radio 4 and is available online.
Last night Honorary Conductor Bernard Haitink received the Edison Oeuvre Award 2016 from the hands of mezzo-soprano Jard van Nes. Afterwards he personally thanked the members of the orchestra who played a chamber music version of Mahler's Adagietto for him.
Stagehand Johan van Maaren is a real maestro when he instructs baggage handlers of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on how to load the musicians' valuable instruments onto pallets for our flight to Washington D.C.
Photo: Jan Ummels
Washington Performing Arts The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Carnegie Hall Stage crew Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
This Sunday we will travel to the USA for concerts in Washington DC and New York. In October 1954 the Concertgebouw Orchestra traveled for the first time to the USA, by boat. Members of the orchestra had plenty of time to hand out signatures.
Washington Performing Arts The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Carnegie Hall
Interview over sponsoring in de NRC met algemeen directeur Jan Raes en ING-topman Ralph Hamers en Unilever-CEO Paul Polman.
'Jan Raes: „Alle kinderen zouden muziekles moeten krijgen, echt allemaal.” Polman: „Schrijf dat maar op, dat is belangrijker dan om hoeveel geld het nou precies gaat.” '
In 1905 Gustav Mahler recorded the 'Trauermarsch' from his Fifth Symphony on piano rolls made by the Firm Welte. This recording was of great help to conductor Semyon Bychkov to comprehend the complex meaning of this symphony.
On 8 March 1906 it was Gustav Mahler himself who conducted the first performance of this symphony in the Netherlands in Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
This week on the RCO's music stands at Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, New York's Carnegie Hall and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington: Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony, conducted by maestro Semyon Bychkov. Here you can listen to glorious performances with former chief conductors Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Chailly, Bernard Haitink and even @Willem Mengelberg's 1926 take... View details ⇨
RCO meets Bratislava! This is our first ever visit to Slovakia. Maestro Semyon Bychkov is preparing the Young Musicians of Bratislava for Weber's Oberon overture, to be performed Side by Side with us #RCOmeetsEurope
RCO Live's original DSD recordings are now available for download for the very first time through Native DSD Music. Check out our audiophile quality stereo and multichannel DSD albums at [ Nativedsd.com Link ]
Cellist Julia Tom received the 'Prix de Salon' to support her project 'Folk Songs, Translated'. She wants to make an album with folk music from different cultures with music by composers as Chen Yi, Béla Bartók, Manuel de Falla, Robert Schumann and Tan Dun.