A timeless story

Schumann & Beethoven

27 October | 2:15 p.m.
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Sunday 27 October
Amare Concert Hall, The Hague
From €36
Conductor: Richard Egarr
Soloists: Tobias Feldmann, Nikki Treurniet and Joris Smit
This concert is part of the series Sunday Matinee.

German violinist Tobias Feldmann is a familiar face at the Residentie Orkest. Tonight, he will treat us to his compatriot Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto. This hidden gem in the Romantic repertoire is the only violin concerto Schumann ever wrote. It's an original and expressive piece, featuring one of the most beautiful slow movements ever, that explores the potential of the violin and the orchestra.

Additionally, resident guest conductor Richard Egarr will direct Beethoven's Egmont, a work that is more relevant today than ever. Count Egmont fought for the rights of the Dutch against the Spanish king. His tragic death inspired Goethe to write a play, for which Beethoven wrote the music – an important and timeless story. The music vividly brings to life Egmont's dramatic scenes and personality. Egarr, a Beethoven specialist, perfectly captures its power and expressiveness with his sharp interpretation. Ria van Hengel translated Goethe's text for the Residentie Orkest; Joris Smit, an actor with the National Theatre, will take on the role of narrator. The cherry on top of the cake will be the return of soprano Nikki Treurniet's beautiful lyrical voice to The Hague.

This concert is presented in collaboration with Het Nationale Theatre.