The Human Body with Xian Zhang

Concerts / Amsterdam
23 January 2014, 9.15pm

Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-10, 1071 LN
+31 (0)20 305 1010
€: 10 - 40

The world-renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is joined by conductor Xian Zhang and clarinettist Martin Fröst for a special performance on the theme "The Human Body."

"The Human Body"

As part of the interdisciplinary AAA Festival organised around the Human Body, this special classical concert builds on the idea that some music is meant to be moved to, while in other compositions this movement is innate.

This idea of innate movement is what Wagner referred to as the "body movement of the notes themselves" when describing Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. 

For this exploration of the idea of body movement found in music, the Royal Concertegebouw Orchestra will be under the expert direction of Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang.

Further expanding the relationship of the body in music is Swedish clarinettist Martin Fröst, who has been invited to showcase his unconventional manner of moving while playing.

Rounding out the evening is the premier of a work composed by the Royal Concertegebouw Orchestra's own Detlev Glanert.

Thumb photo by Flickr user jabberwocky381

Works to be performed

Krzysztof Penderecki | Prelude for clarinet solo
Witold Lutoslawski | Dance Prelude
Witold Lutoslawski | Overture for Strings
Detlev Glanert | Frenesia (commission)
Anders Hillborg | Peacock Tales
Göran Fröst | Klezmer Dances
Béla Bartók | Dance suite


To order tickets, click here.
There will be a second concert on January 24.

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Photo by Nora Roitberg

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