Celebrating traditions and new beginnings

Prinsjesdag Concert

17 September | 8:15 p.m.
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Tuesday 17 September
Amare Concert Hall, The Hague
From €36
Conductor: Kerem Hasan
Cello: Jean-Guihen Queyras
This concert is part of the Symphonic Friday - Large series.

Prinsjesdag (Prince's Day) is the day on which the King of the Netherlands officially opens the parliamentary year. It's a day to celebrate traditions as well as new beginnings. This 75th anniversary of the Prinsjesdag Concert will see the grand introduction of our artist in residence for 2024-2025: cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras. Join us in celebrating the opening of a season full of musical promise!

Our collaboration with Queyras, a world-renowned cellist, promises a magnificent and unforgettable start to the season. Tonight, he will enchant us with Dvořák's Cello Concerto. This composition blends Slavic influences with American flavours – a unique and enthralling combination for musicians and audience alike. Tonight also marks the debut of the young, talented British conductor Kerem Hasan. We look forward to hearing his fresh and dynamic interpretations. Hasan will guide you through the romantic and tragic emotions of Tchaikovsky's Overture Fantasy, inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This is a concert not only to be heard but also seen, felt and experienced.

"When I first saw Amare I became very happy. It's great that a city gives itself and its people such a center. The hall has great acoustics, which is also very good for the orchestra. I am sure that thanks to Amare the Residentie Orkest will only get better and thus gain even more of the international recognition it deserves."

- Jean-Guihen Queyras

Read a detailed interview with artist in residence Jean-Guihen Queyras here.
Kerem Hasan
Jean-Guihen Queyras