Fotograaf: Marco Borggreve
Fri 13 Nov ’20 20:15 uur
Stravinsky, Lukaszewski, Bartók, Ravel

TROMP Percussion 2020 Opening Night

Peter Dijkstra, conductor
Arthur & Lucas Jussen, piano
Ferhan & Ferzan Önder, piano
Vocaal Ensemble MUSA
Finalists of the Tromp Percussion & International Vocalists Competitions 

Stravinsky - Les Noces
Lukaszewski – Shakespeare Sonnets 
Bartók - Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion
Ravel - Bolero

Fri 13 Nov ’20
20:15 uur
  • Fri 13 Nov ’20
    20:15 uur
    main hall
  • Price does not include € 2 service costs per ticket

Featuring not one, but two piano duos (two brothers, two sisters), plus a choir, plus vocal soloists and seven percussionists, this promises to be a magnificent concert of absolute classics. Stravinsky’s ballet Les noces (Wedding) is not often performed. That’s because it demands an exceptional ‘cast’, which we have managed to arrange this time.

Bartók’s Sonata demonstrates all sorts of percussive possibilities and is utterly enthralling. The work was first performed by the composer and his second wife Ditta Pásztory-Bartók on piano and percussionists Saul Goodman and Henry Deneke, at the anniversary concert of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) on 16 January 1938 in Basel, Switzerland. The work was well-received by the press and went on to become one of the composer’s most-played works. 

Ravel’s famous Boléro will undoubtedly provide some musical spectacle. Ravel himself called this piece musically vacuous, but it’s nevertheless known as one of his masterpieces. The Bolero consists of two themes, each played by different instruments. Following two introductory bars played on the snare drum, the first theme is played by a solo flute, after which the entire orchestra gradually joins in, each new segment being played with a little more crescendo than the previous one.

To keep waiting times down to an absolute minimum, this concert will make use of the 'wallet-less intermission' concept. Visitors are asked to pay for their intermission drink in advance when ordering their tickets: the perfect solution for enjoying your company and your drink as long as possible!

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