Alexander Shelley conducts the NJO

Love, war, heavenly life and death: the enormous themes central to this programme. Members of the National Youth Orchestra (NJO) played in varying formations during the Muziekzomer Gelderland from July 29th to August 14th 2022. This symphonic programme, led by conductor Alexander Shelley, was performed during the festival as well as in The Concertgebouw and in Berlin.

Violinist Coraline Groen travelled with the orchestra as soloist for Britten's violin concerto, as well as soprano Annemarie Kremer for the Vier letzte Lieder and soprano Laetitia Gerards for Mahler's Fourth Symphony.


Nationaal Jeugdorkest
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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 Het Concertgebouw
** only played in Het Concertgebouw

Besides during this programme, violinist Coraline Groen played Britten's violin concerto in a concert with the NJO where the audience sat in the middle of the orchestra under the name Passacaglia.

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