Sunday Morning

Haydn, Strauss & Ravel

Sunday 16 February
Amare Concert Hall, The Hague
From €20
Conductor: Anja Bihlmaier
Cello: Jean-Guihen Queyras
16 February | 11:00 a.m.
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This concert is part of the Sunday Morning series.

Sunday morning music for the soul
Experience the magic of Sunday mornings with the Residentie Orkest. Take a moment to relax, unwind and enjoy soul-stirring symphonies. This morning, you will be treated to a completely forgotten (read: lost and found) piece by Joseph Haydn – his Cello Concerto in D, which resurfaced in a Prague library in 1961 and has since become one of the world's most renowned and cherished cello concertos. It's a typical work from the rococo period: light, elegant and bright, featuring a lyrical cello supported by the orchestra. With rapid passages, double stops, high notes and cadences, Haydn's mastery speaks for itself.

There's a reason why this piece of music is one of the most beloved works for the cello: it showcases the instrument's expressive and virtuosic qualities. Our artist in residence, Jean-Guihen Queyras, will take the stage under the baton of Anja Bihlmaier. Tonight marks her final concert as our chief conductor. Finally, you'll hear how the great composers Richard Strauss and Maurice Ravel interpreted the waltz. While Der Rosenkavalier Suite embraces the lush romance of early Viennese modernism, one of the most spectacular orchestral works, La Valse, offers a more unsettling perspective, symbolising the turmoil and uncertainty of the interwar period.

Musical workshop for children 
Tip! During the concert, children aged 4 to 12 can attend a musical workshop for €4 per child. Please book tickets in advance here. The workshop will be in Dutch.