© Xiomara Bender


Impossible loves
Sun 25 Feb ’24 14:15 uur

Ludovic Morlot, conductor  
Lucas Debargue, piano

Tchaikovsky - Overture Romeo & Juliet 
Mozart - Piano concerto no. 23, KV488                          
Verdi - Overture La Forze del Destino
Bernstein - West Side Story: Symphonic dances

Sun 25 Feb ’24
14:15 uur
  • Sun 25 Feb ’24
    14:15 uur
    Hertog Jan Hall

'Say it loud and there's music playing, Say it soft and it's almost like praying, Maria...', sings Toni in West Side Story. Toni & Maria, Romeo & Juliet... Love inspired composers of all times and continents. In the dramatic overture La Forze del Destino, Verdi sings of the power of fate. His darkly radiant sounds add a glowing sheen to Bernstein's American swing and Tchaikovsky's Russian romanticism.

Amid such an abundance of emotion, Mozart's Piano Concerto is a clearing of peace and tranquillity. French pianist Lucas Debargue won the coveted Critics' Prize at the illustrious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Those critics wrote of Debargue: 'Incredible talent, artistic vision and creative freedom!'

Ludovic Morlot replaces conductor John Axelrod

"Due to a medical procedure, John Axelrod is forced to cancel this concert with Philzuid. He deeply regrets that he couldn't return to conduct this beautiful program with the orchestra."

Philzuid has found a worthy replacement for John Axelrod in Ludovic Morlot, Music Director of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Emeritus of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Artist of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.