Make music, not trash

Man & Nature 

friday, march 31
Concertzaal Amare, The Hague
From €34.
Unfortunately, this concert has already taken place. But not to worry! We will be playing many more concerts soon.

Make music, not trash. During this evening we want to restore a small piece of harmony between man and nature. Waste, litter, air pollution - Residentie Orkest seizes the moment to reflect on how we can preserve and reuse what we have left over. A movement towards the circular, out of love for nature. This definitely includes the 'Pastorale', Beethoven's Sixth Symphony.

This famous ode to nature will be performed for the first time tonight by the Residentie Orkest under our chief conductor Anja Bihlmaier. Of special note is the accompanying "Pastoral Symphony in Images" by German photographer Tobias Melle, which bridges the romantic approach to Beethoven's music with the current topics of environmental protection and climate crisis.

In addition, the Dutch premiere of Gregor Mayrhofer's Recycling Concerto will be heard. This he wrote especially for one of the best percussionists of the moment: Vivi Vassileva. By reusing materials, utensils, he challenges her to be experimental and inventive. For example, the brass plays with dampers made from used items. Music can also be found in the awareness surrounding consumer society and the circular economy. Definitely an extraordinary experience. 

"Vivi Vassileva's phenomenal playing had the audience falling out of their seats"

- Westdeutsche Zeitung

Anja Bihlmaier
Vivi Vassileva
From Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral in Images' by Tobias Melle
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