Bernstein's West Side Story and Abel Selaocoe's new Cello Concerto at The Concertgebouw

Bernstein's West Side Story and Abel Selaocoe's new Cello Concerto at The Concertgebouw

Jul 05, 2023
Main Hall, Het Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 10, 1071 LN
25 euros

Get ready for the SummerConcerts at The Concertgebouw. The concert on July 5, featuring young cellist Abel Selaocoe, promises to be mesmerising and full of vitality! Get your tickets online in advance and get ready for an inspiring evening at The Concertgebouw.

Listen to the astounding sound of the young cellist Abel Selaocoe

Last year, the young cellist Abel Selaocoe took a packed Recital Hall on an unforgettable musical journey. Now he is back in the Main Hall with the Dutch premiere of his own cello concerto Four Spirits. After the world premiere The Scotsman wrote: "When such a unique force of nature as South African cellist Abel Selaocoe explodes onto the stage, you know the show is well and truly stolen."

In addition to Four Spirits, philharmonie zuidederland will be playing highlights from Bernstein's poignant and colourful love drama West Side Story.

Photo: © Mlungisi Mlungwan abel-selaocoe.jpg

Concert programme

Here's an overview of the whole concert programme:

  • Barber - Medea's Dance of Vengeance
  • Ward, Selaocoe - Four Spirits 
  • Berlioz - Scène d'amour (from Roméo et Juliette symphonie dramatique)
  • Bernstein - Symphonic Dances (from West Side Story)

SummerConcerts, a series of 80 concerts at the Concertgebouw

This concert is part of the SummerConcerts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Throughout July and August you can enjoy beautiful classical concerts, swinging jazz and pop, and legendary film music at one of Amsterdam's most iconic music venues. Are you in the spirit of summer? Well, with these lively and fascinating concerts on the horizon, you will be!

All tickets come with a free drink. As well as that, for 11,50 euros you can sip on a delicious limoncello and lime cocktail during the interval. Certain concerts in the series even have a Meet & Greet with the artists after the concert, and some of the evenings end with a DJ set. The SummerConcerts are powered by VriendenLoterij.

Buy your tickets

Buy your tickets in advance on the Concertgebouw website and get to experience one of the top orchestras in the Netherlands playing in the acoustical wonder that is The Concertgebouw. Plus, drinks are included in the ticket price - book your tickets today!