Win tickets to Netherlands Chamber Orchestra at Concertgebouw
The winners of the pairs of tickets to the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra concert are:
- Lori Evans
- Ingel Jalakas
- Elena Santana de la Rosa
- Maria Jose Pardo Dias
IamExpat is offering four pairs of tickets to the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra at the Concertgebouw on December 1 and 3. Participants who don't win get a 50 percent discount!
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You could be one of four lucky winners
- Where: Concertgebouwplein 10, 1071 LN, Amsterdam
- When: Saturday, December 1 and 3, 2018 at 8.15pm
- Number of pairs of tickets available: 4
- Find out more about this performance on the Concertgebouw website
About the works: Britten and Beethoven
Benjamin Britten was arguably the most prolific British composer since the 17th century. Two of his works, Simple Symphony and Phaedra, form the central part of a concert by the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, along with a Beethoven masterpiece - his final string quartet arranged for ensemble.
Finnish mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen
Britten's Simple Symphony marks the end of his youth. Four small pieces that Britten wrote between the ages of 10 and 13 are skilfully made into a full composition for chamber orchestra. In Phaedra, the Finnish mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen will join the orchestra on stage. It promises to be a spectacular performance, with costumes and staging under the direction of Monique Wagemakers.
The concert concludes with Beethoven's String Quartet no. 14, in an arrangement for string orchestra. This piece is one of Beethoven's most well-known quartets. The ensemble brings the version for chamber orchestra with full-sounding brilliance. Beethoven's late string quartets are one of the highlights in the history of chamber music, and this quartet is the most famous of them all.
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra has proved to be an exceptional ensemble with a long history of notable achievements. They are particularly renowned for the dynamic between the members of the orchestra, which rarely performs under a conductor - instead, illustrious violinist Gordan Nikolić leads the orchestra from the first seat.
Photo credit: Ronald Knapp