Online Concerts by Residentie Orkest
Residentie Orkest Den Haag is back on stage! In June and July it plays three concerts in The Hague Palace Church, which are recorded live – due to the corona regulations without a paying audience – and can be seen and heard for free at residentieorkest.nl/paleiskerksessies. Concertmaster Wouter Vossen: “You can only do music to a certain extent. To be able to share this with colleagues and the public again, that is so valuable, I was really looking forward to that. ”
From June 19: Bach & Biber
Under the direction of the regular guest conductor and baroque specialist Richard Egarr, thirteen musicians from the Residentie Orkest play Johann Sebastian Bach’s vibrant and lively Third Brandenburg Concert and his world-famous Air. In addition, Dario Castello’s Sonata 16 ‘per stromenti d’arco’ is on the program and two pieces by composer and violin virtuoso Heinrich Ignaz Biber: Mensa Sonara partia 3 and the spectacular Battalia, which recreates a seventeenth-century battle, from cannon shots to singing soldiers. Richard Egarr introduces this delightful baroque concert in an inimitable way behind his harpsichord.
From June 26: Bartók and Piazzolla
Vincent van Amsterdam, winner of the Dutch Classical Talent Award in 2016, has previously performed with the Residentie Orkest. However, due to the corona measures, that concert was canceled. Now the versatile accordion virtuoso still makes his swinging debut at the Palace Church sessions. Van Amsterdam solos in Aconcagua, the famous concert for bandoneon by the legendary Argentinian tango innovator Astor Piazzolla. In addition, twenty musicians from the Residentie Orkest play under the direction of conductor and violinist Wouter Vossen Béla Bartóks Romanian folk dances.
From July 17: Haydn & Mozart
The charismatic British Dutchman Richard Egarr – “The Leonard Bernstein of early music” – conducts and solos in Joseph Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D, which became one of his most popular works, partly thanks to the flamboyant closing movement. Twenty-three musicians from the Residentie Orkest also play the 29th Symphony by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, according to writer Maarten ´t Hart “a marvelous work by an eighteen-year-old.”
June 19, 2020 – August 2, 2020 all-day