Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4  

Jan. 31 | 8:30 p.m.
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Friday 31 January
Amare Concert Hall, The Hague
From €20
Conductor: Leonardo Sini
This concert is part of the RO NOW series.

The best classical music, short and sweet!
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. The Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky had a deeply personal, emotional style of composing. Can you hear his joy and struggles reflected in his music?

Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 is one of his most expressive works. The composer poured his heart and soul into its four movements: freedom, melancholy, playfulness and triumph. The last movement contains a joyful reference to the Russian folk song Little Birch Tree. Tchaikovsky drew a lot of inspiration from his childhood in seemingly carefree Russia. But we all know that fate is always just around the corner, especially in classical works like these. Ultimately, however, life triumphs, as the euphoric orchestra drowns out the ominous tones. We'll kick off the evening with virtuosic orchestral fireworks by the Czech composer Smetana, the overture to his most famous opera.