Innovation is of all times

Residentie Orkest meets Storioni Trio

April 26 | 8:15 p.m.
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friday, april 26
Amare Concert Hall, The Hague
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Conductor: Antony Hermus
Ensemble: Storioni Trio
This concert is part of the Symphonic Friday - Small series.

Tonight, guest conductor Antony Hermus conducts music whose score is still wet with ink. Sebastian Fagerlund composed his Triple Concerto especially for the Storioni Trio as well as the Residentie Orkest . The Finn is known as a postmodern impressionist of soundscapes, highly ecstatic and innovative. Beethoven in his time was also quite something. With his Eroica he stretched all possible musical boundaries to the point where we slip directly into Romanticism.

Western and Asian influences can be heard in the tough and yet vulnerable work of the Finnish composer Fagerlund. The Storiono Trio is one of the world's leading piano trios. Violinist in the trio is our own concertmaster Wouter Vossen. Thus all musical lines come together nicely tonight at the Dutch premiere of Triple Concerto. The always welcome guest conductor Antony Hermus ends heroically with Beethoven's Eroica, the first romantic symphony. Originally dedicated to Napoleon, until Beethoven discovered that the general was fighting mostly self-interest. With a furious stroke of his pen, he undid the commission. 

"A Dutch premiere tonight: the Triple Concerto written by Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund for the Storioni Trio. Contemporary composers use the same twelve notes that occur throughout musical history, but you hear the sound of today. The resonance of what is going on in today's society."

- Sven Arne Tepl

Antony Hermus for the Residentie Orkest
Storioni Trio