Groot Omroepkoor in the Concertgebouw (2015) (Photo: Hans van der Woerd)

Residentie Orkest in the AVROTROS Friday Concert


  • Petra Cini The rite of the way?
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Fourth piano concerto
  • Dmitri Shostakovich Ninth symphony

The AVROTROS Friday Concert of 29 January 2021 will unfortunately take place without an audience due to the measures surrounding the coronavirus.
NB: This concert will be recorded at 15.00 and can be heard from 20.15 on NPO Radio 4. The program has been adjusted.

Today AVROTROS also succeeded, thanks to fast switching, improvisation and the attitude of not letting yourself be put off balance, in programming an alternative for a concert that could not take place (Noord Nederlands Orkest with a conductor and soloist who cannot make it). And what a concert it was. If you are sensitive to symbolism, Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto has much to offer. The piano begins solo, unaccompanied with some soft, seductive chords (dolce), after which it is silent for minutes. You think as a listener: when are you going to come back, where did you go, is there any music left in it? Of course the protagonist returns, and then completely changes the concerto to his liking, with an alternation of bold statements, daydreams and poetic vistas.
Shostakovich also caught his listeners off guard with his Ninth Symphony. Shortly after World War II, party bosses expected a heroic victory symphony but Shostakovich kept it small and subtle. The symphony is closer to the Viennese classics than to the pathos of the Soviet Union.
The opening work should not go unmentioned: the One Minute Symphony by Italian composition student Petra Cini. The Residentie Orkest has made room in its regular programming for young composers who can create a one-minute statement or pocket symphony, with a full orchestra. Petra Cini's work was originally programmed when the Zuiderstrand Theater thought it could pick up where it left off after the initial lockdown, hence the optimism. That concert did not take place, hence the work has its world premiere today.

Friday, January 29, 2021
Yes, including break

Large Hall


Residentie Orkest
Jun Märkl
Hannes Minnaar (c) Simon van Boxtel
Hannes Minnaar

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