Thu 5 Nov ’20 20:15 uur
Moessorgski, Offenbach, Schumann, Kabalevski

philharmonie zuidnederland

Schumann’s Whirling Rhenish Symphony

Lio Kuokman, conductor
Jonathan Roozeman, cello

Mussorgsky - From Khovanshchina: Overture, ‘Dawn on the Moskva River’ (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Kabalevsky - Cello Concerto No. 1
Offenbach - From The Rhine Nixies: Overture
Schumann - Symphony No. 3, ‘Rhenish’ 

Thu 5 Nov ’20
20:15 uur
  • Thu 5 Nov ’20
    20:15 uur
    main hall

Music flowing from heart to heart

Little swirls of mist, twirling up from the thin sounds of the strings. The clarinet twittering like a bird flying over the water. People come and go and eventually they settle along those rivers that will be the immeasurable and everlasting sources of inspiration for so many composers. Offenbach looks out over the Rhine in his native Cologne.

After a radiant sunrise over the river Moskva, so beautifully portrayed by Mussorgsky, we hear Offenbach’s overture to The Rhine Nixies, in which, suddenly, we recognise his later aria and infinitely beloved operatic melody, La Barcarolle. Schumann too was inspired by the water and brings us a tempestuous homage to the river Rhine with his Third Symphony. During the live TV-report of the finale of the famous Tchaikovsky Concours, all of a sudden we could see ‘From the Netherlands’ behind Johanathan Roozeman’s name. That is partly correct, as he is of Finnish-Dutch descent. You cannot imagine how proud we are to have this new star cellist. ‘Only 23 years old and already a proven virtuoso,’ according to the New York Times. 

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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