Concertgebouw Orchestra with Andrew Manze and Alban Gerhardt
On November 24, Andrew Manze conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra, as they perform some absolute gems of the British composers Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams, with cello soloist Alban Gerhardt! Get your tickets now!
Enjoy these scintillating works as part of the Essentials series
The "Essentials" series introduces you to the masterpieces you will be happy to know, performed by the world-famous Concertgebouw Orchestra and complete with a lively introduction by Vincent Verelst. At Essentials, a new generation of music lovers are welcome, and the concerts typically have a pleasant, informal atmosphere.
Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams may be rarely heard in the Netherlands, but it is regular fare for the British. Ralph Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a theme of the sixteenth-century English master Thomas Tallis is a brilliant work for double string orchestra, inspired by the cathedral of Gloucester, where it was first performed. In the Main Hall of The Concertgebouw, the piece’s spatial effects really have a chance to shine!
All up-to-date information about this concert may be found on the Concertgebouw Orchestra website.
About the conductor Andrew Manze
After reading classics at Cambridge University, Manze studied the violin and rapidly became a leading specialist in the world of historical performance practice. He became associate director of the Academy of Ancient Music in 1996 and then artistic director of the English concert from 2003-2007.
Since 2014, Manze has been the chief conductor of the NDR Radiophilharmonie in Hanover. In addition to a busy touring schedule within Germany, Manze and the orchestra have made two successful tours to China and have embarked on a major series of award-winning recordings, focusing on works of Mendelssohn and Mozart.
In 2017, Andrew Manze made his debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducting works by both Johan Sebastian and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Haydn, Beethoven and Hillborg. In February 2021 he returned for an all-Mozart concert stream.
- Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
- Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto
- Andrew Manze, Conductor
- Alban Gerhardt, Cello
- Concertgebouw Orchestra
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra was founded in 1888. Its distinctive sound has made it one of the world’s leading orchestras.
The orchestra is famous for its renditions of works by Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss and Anton Bruckner, and for its long-standing concert traditions such as the St Matthew Passion in the week before Easter and the Christmas Matinee. It has always worked closely with contemporary composers.
World-famous guest conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Iván Fischer, Antonio Pappano, Myung- whun Chung and Joanna Mallwitz will be coming to Amsterdam to lead the orchestra next season.
The Concertgebouw Orchestra has had just seven chief conductors to date. The eighth was announced on June 10, 2022: Klaus Mäkelä joined as artistic partner in the 2022-23 season and will become chief conductor in 2027. The coming season sees five extraordinary programmes with Klaus Mäkelä at the helm.
Buy your tickets now!
A free glass of wine and use of the staffed cloakroom are included in the price of admission. Get your tickets on the Concertgebouw Orchestra website.