A promising talent and two great composers of the last century stand side by side in this concert by the Residentie Orkest. Composer Mathilde Wantenaar has quickly established a reputation with her colorful, appealing music. She wrote a new accordion concerto, which is by no means an everyday genre. The solo part is in excellent hands with the award-winning Vincent van Amsterdam - former winner of Dutch Classical Talent and an all-rounder on the accordion. The beloved ballet Petrushka by Igor Stravinsky will be heard. The concert opens with Ravel's orchestral suite Le tombeau de Couperin, whose movements are dedicated to friends who died in World War I.
Stravinsky shook up the music world on the eve of World War I with his groundbreaking ballets. The exuberant Petrushka is a transitional work from the romantic world of The Firebird to the furious scandal music of Le sacre du printemps. The Residentie Orkest, which regularly makes an appearance at the Muziekgebouw when it comes to contemporary symphonic repertoire, plays Petrushka in Stravinsky's 1947 revised version.
Anja Bihlmaier conductor
Vincent van Amsterdam accordion
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Wantenaar Concert for accordion and orchestra (Dutch premiere)
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)
Thursday, March 14 - 8:15 p.m.