Review of Stravinsky & Wantenaar

With Vincent van Amsterdam and Anja Bihlmaier

Mathilde Wantenaar wrote her Concert for accordion and orchestra for the Residentie Orkest and Dutch accordionist Vincent van Amsterdam, which sounded for the first time on Friday, March 15, at Amare.

A day earlier was the Dutch premiere at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. According to Het Parool , Wantenaar "works on the mind, the music undulates from one thing to another, from rough improvisation over a fierce string rhythm, to the sighing of the accordion. After intermission the music of Stravinsky's Petrushka sounded like a music box. But what really stuck with you was the new Wantenaar: an inventive and soberly written piece for a wonderful evening out."

The Residentie Orkest was conducted by our chief conductor Anja Bihlmaier. Enjoy some more time with these beautiful photos taken by Wouter Vellekoop.