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Mahler & Britten

14 aug • 16 aug • 21 augBuy tickets

Love, war, heavenly life and death: these big themes all pass by in the monumental music of Mahler, Britten and also Richard Strauss. The National Youth Orchestra of The Netherlands (NJO) will bring these great musical works, conduced by Alexander Shelley, on stage in the summer of 2022. Concerts are planned during the festival 'Muziekzomer Gelderland', in The Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and in a tour to Berlin.

Violinist Coraline Groen will travel with the orchestra as soloist for the Violin Concerto of Benjamin Britten, as will soprano Annemarie Kremer for Vier letzte Lieder by Strauss and soprano Laetitia Gerards to perform Mahler's Fourth Symphony.


Nationaal Jeugdorkest
Conductor: Alexander Shelley
Soloists: Coraline Groen (violin), Annemarie Kremer (soprano), Laetitia Gerards (soprano)

Richard Strauss Don Juan
Benjamin Britten (with Coraline Groen) Violin concerto no.1 *
Richard Strauss (with Annemarie Kremer) Vier letzte Lieder **
Gustav Mahler (with Laetitia Gerards) Symphony no.4

* not played in The Concertgebouw
** only played in The Concertgebouw

NB. Violinist Coraline Groen will also perform Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto as a separate programme. Under the name Passacaglia - Experience the orchestra from the inside, this young artist in residence of the Muziekzomer Gelderland will perform the work in a special setting in which the audience sits in the middle of the orchestra. More information about this programme will follow.

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