Concertgebouw Orchestra are holding a huge, free opening night festival, open to everybody and you’ll find it tonight at Westerpark, so why not come along? Last year it was a roaring success in Dam Square and we’re sure that this year it will be just as popular.
Tonight (September 9) at 8.30 pm several performers will come together to provide an incredible, open air experience. To kick off, John Adams will perform ‘Short Ride in a Fast Machine’, which is a thrilling orchestral fanfare.
Once that’s warmed everyone’s blood, pianist Maurice Ravel will perform a concerto in G Major, followed by Hillborg, Bartók, Brahms & G.Fröst performing ‘Dance Mosaic‘To end, Leonard Bernstein will perform ‘Symphonic Dances’ from the play West Side Story.
There will be three feature artists this year: conductor Alain Altinoglu, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson and Martin Fröst on clarinet. If you’re not an orchestral music buff and none of this means anything then all you need to know is that it’s free, these musicians are at the forefront of their field and it’s going to be a brilliant evening!
You can read more about the Concertgebouw Orchestra on the website and there will be picnic benches, so bring a picnic along to make the most of it, if you can. You don’t need tickets – just turn up.