The Hague’s Residentie Orkest announces October programme

Residentie Orkest in October with jazzy classical music, choral work and a world premiere.

Some highlights of Residentie Orkest Den Haag in October are Slagwerk & Snaren in the Nieuwe Kerk, a Sunday morning with Beethoven 8 , Poulenc’s breathtaking Gloria and the world premiere of Martijn Padding’s Cello Concerto No. 2 ‘Swift, Gray and Spacious’ at the Cello Biennale.

Wed 5 Oct, 8.15 pm, Nieuwe Kerk: PERCH & STRINGS

Inspired by the freedom and originality of jazz and blues, which he heard on a visit to Harlem in New York, Milhaud composed La création du monde , in which he captured the African creation story in music. Also on the program are John Cages Third Construction with four percussionists and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 10 , a masterpiece that is on the heritage list of the United Nations.

The musicians: Chris Leenders, Martin Ansink and Murk Jiskoot (percussion), Mara Oosterbaan and Orges Caku (violin), Timur Yakubov (viola) and Miriam Kirby (cello).

Sun 9 Oct, 11.00 am, Amare: BEETHOVEN 8

Relax on Sunday morning with Beethoven’s playful, sharp, even witty Eighth Symphony , a glorious start to your day. Ronald Brautigam will also perform as a soloist in Piano Concerto No. 2 by Johann Wilhem Wilms, who was also called the Amsterdam Beethoven. Jan Willem de Vriend conducts the Residentie Orkest on this inspiring morning. Tip: There is a musical workshop for children this morning.

Sat 15 Oct, 8.30pm, Amare: POULENCS GLORIA

The RO NOW series introduces you to top works, where the conductor gives a short introduction for a deeper music experience. On October 15, the relationship between choir and orchestra is central. Discover with Brahms captivating Schicksalslied and Poulenc’s breathtaking Gloria , the cathedral of choral literature, how chilling, how heavenly and how subdued harmony singing can be. With soprano Elizabeth Watts, the Groot Omroepkoor and the Residentie Orkest conducted by Jun Märkl.

Sat 22 Oct, Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, Amsterdam: CELLO BIENNALE

Martijn Padding’s Cello Concerto No. 2 ‘Swift, Gray and Spacious’ , which he composed for Matt Haimovitz, was to premiere in 2020, like many great projects it was canceled at the last minute, and will premiere on October 22 at the Cello Biennale . The program also includes Béla Bartók’s Viola Concerto , performed by cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Quartet for Four Cellos by Grażyna Bacewicz. Otto Tausk conducts the Residentie Orkest.