※Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.
※A pre-performance talk will start 40 minutes before the concert.
※Suggested for ages 7+
Very few orchestras in the world have that quality of knowing the depth and the character of the music. We have many technically good orchestras these days. But this musical intelligence, allied to the orchestra’s very personal sound, makes the Concertgebouw stand out.－Mariss Jansons
Es ist ein Beethoven mit vibrato-armen Streichern und erdigen Bläsern, ein Beethoven von hoher Transparenz und attraktiver Expressivität.－Berliner Morgenpost
The Concertgebouworkest, the most prestigious and long-lasting symphony orchestra in the Netherlands, will make its debut in NTT this November. Led by conductor Paavo Järvi and featuring German pianist Lars Vogt, the Concertgebouworkest will present a classical program consisting of German masterpieces to the audience.
Three pieces of music in varied style will be performed: a majestic opening with Tannhäuser Overture by Richard Wagner, followed by Beethoven’s invigorating Piano Concerto No. 2, and closed with Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 - a work in classical form infused with romantic quality. Maestro Järvi is characterized by his expressive body languages, distinctive conducting style, and unique interpretation of the classics.
Paavo Järvi, Conductor
Born in Estonia, 1962, Paavo Järvi studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein. Since 2004, he has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and developed close association with reputable orchestras worldwide. He is Conductor Laureate of Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Music Director Laureate of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. From the 2019/20 season, he starts his new role as Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle- Orchester Zürich. Järvi has won two Grammy Awards and was named Artist of the Year by both Gramophone (UK) and Diapason (France).
Lars Vogt, Piano
Born in Germany, 1970, Lars Vogt first came to public attention when he won the 2nd prize at the 1990 Leeds International Piano Competition and has enjoyed a professional career for 30 years. Vogt has performed with many renowned orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Orchestre de Paris, Berliner Philharmoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bayerischer Rundfunk Munich, Staatskapelle Dresden, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony and NHK Symphony. Vogt is now increasingly performing as a conductor. In 2015, he assumed the role of Music Director of Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead.
Founded in 1888, the Concertgebouworkest has been contributed by 7 Chief Conductors including Willem Kes, Willem Mengelberg, Eduard van Beinum, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly, Mariss Jansons, and Daniele Gatti. Leading composers in the early 20th century such as Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, and Igor Strawinsky also conducted the orchestra on more than one occasion. While the exceptional acoustics of the Concertgebouw play an important role in this respect, no other orchestra sounds like the Concertgebouworkest in the Main Hall. In 2018, the Orchestra founded its youth orchestra to cultivate outstanding young talent across Europe as well.