Sibelius & De Graaff

Saturday 19 October
Amare Concert Hall, The Hague
From €20
Conductor: Marzena Diakun
Quartet: Ardemus Saxophone Quartet
19 October | 8:30 p.m.
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This concert is part of the RO NOW - Small series.

RO NOW adds lustre to your weekend! Treat yourself to musical masterpieces that are guaranteed to delight your ears. The conductor will first briefly introduce the music, illustrated with examples by the orchestra, to enhance your experience. This poetic and versatile edition of RO NOW features Skriabin's Rêverie, Sibelius's iconic Fifth Symphony and the world premiere of Jan-Peter de Graaff's Concerto Metropolitain.

The evening will begin with a musical interpretation of a dream. In Reverie, Skriabin lets the orchestra sing, whisper and shine in mesmerising harmony. Next up is De Graaff's world premiere, Concerto Metropolitan. As a composer, De Graaff brings a powerful physicality to his music. In this composition, the young, dynamic saxophone quartet from Amsterdam creates a dazzling soundscape with the orchestra. Finally, you'll hear a spectacular masterpiece from Sibelius's symphonic repertoire: the Fifth Symphony, an ode to life and beauty after adversity.

This concert is presented in collaboration with Festival Dag in de Branding.