Program Booklet

Mahler 9

friday, april 28
20:00 hours



Residentie Orkest The Hague
Annual reach of over 40,000 schoolchildren, adults and amateur musicians in educational projects. Part of this is The Residents, through which the orchestra brings hundreds of children from districts in The Hague into contact with classical music.
Antony Hermus
Chief conductor Belgian National Orchestra, permanent guest conductor North Netherlands Orchestra, artistic advisor National Youth Orchestra and permanent guest conductor Opera North (Leeds).

Fun fact

Gustav Mahler 

(Kalište, July 7, 1860 - Vienna, May 18, 1911) 

Mahler visited The Hague once. On October 2, 1909, he strolled along the Scheveningen beach. That, however, was not a success. "The dreary loneliness of the sea disappearing in the fog and the colorless, closed hotels made Mahler nervous," an eyewitness tells us. 

Today in the orchestra

Naomi Bach

1st Violin
In the orchestra, I prefer to play big works, such as symphonies by Mahler and Bruckner. I would like to play a Mahler symphony every month, they are all wonderful and yet very different. And challenging to play, at least never boring! My favorite is Mahler's Ninth Symphony, I really like the performance with Gergiev by the London Symphony Orchestra and have played it myself with this orchestra. 

Justyna Briefjes

2nd Violin
My mother played the violin, and when I lay in my bed at night and heard her practicing I didn't understand how you could conjure music from such a beautiful-looking instrument.

Timothy Dowling

I come from a musical family and started playing trumpet at the age of nine, but really wanted to play trombone or tuba. But I was too small to start that. At eleven, I was allowed to switch to trombone and joined a brass band in the town where we lived at the time.

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