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Spring concert 2015
Design: Katja de Winter

Sunday March 22, 2015, 3:00 PM in the Geertekerk in Utrecht.

Saturday March 28, 2015, 8:15 PM in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam .

Conductor: Jacob Slagter

Soloist: Ivo Janssen


Richard Strauss - Tod und Verklarung

Johannes Brahms - 2nd Piano Concerto

Ticket sales

Geertekerk: at the box office €17.50 / €15.00 (CJP/65+), in advance €16 / €13.50 (CJP/65+)

Beurs van Berlage: at the cash register €20 / €17.50 (CJP), In presale €18.50 / €16 (CJP) + €1.49 per transaction

Tickets are available in advance via our website and at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance directly and at a discount through the orchestra members.

Tod und Verklarung

Strauss was not yet 25 years old when he started his symphonic poem Tod und Verklärung, about a man on his deathbed. His life passes before him in different scenes. Strauss experienced how accurately he had translated the transfiguration of death into sound 60 years later, on his own deathbed. With a sense of humor he told his daughter-in-law: “It's funny Alice, dying is just as I composed it in Tod und Verklärung.”

Ivo Janssen

He is praised for his beautiful timbres and beautiful rhythms. He is admired for his major Bach project for which he founded a CD label and recorded almost 200 works in 10 years. He is known for his projects with Anna Enquist and Diederik van Vleuten. And he also converted his houseboat into a concert hall where he now runs a successful concert series.

Piano concerto

Brahms wrote to a friend about a very small and sweet piano concerto. And although this work is one of the longest lasting piano concertos, these terms still apply to this masterpiece. The concert is an orchestral version of chamber music or the other way around: both the orchestra and the pianist appear grand and bold, but also play intimately and small together.

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