Edo de Waart conducts Mendelssohn's Scottish symphony

Programme

  • Gustav Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
  • Felix Mendelssohn Third symphony 'Scottish'

Honorary conductor Edo de Waart whips up the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Mendelssohn's evocative "Scottish" symphony. Mezzo-soprano Catriona Morison sings Mahler's melancholy Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen about a lost love.

Mendelssohn's Scottish symphony
Mendelssohn composed his "Scottish" symphony after a trip through England and Scotland. It is a highly evocative series of tableaux vivants on the rugged Scottish Highlands. Mendelssohn manages to bring bygone times to life: you can hear the clash of arms of knights and see the mud from horses' hooves flying through the air! Alongside Mendelssohn's energetic symphony, mezzo-soprano Catriona Morison sings Mahler's melancholy Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen about a lost love.

Edo de Waart
Edo de Waart is a living legend. He began his long conducting career as assistant conductor to Leonard Bernstein at the New York Philharmonic, then between his time as chief conductor of the orchestras of San Francisco, Minnesota, Sydney, Hong Kong, Antwerp and Milwaukee, he was chief conductor of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra for no less than 16 years. He has since been an honorary conductor with that orchestra for nearly 20 years. And still it is magic every time De Waart stands before "his Radio Fil.

Date:
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Time:
11:00 am
Intermission:
No
Location:
The Royal Concertgebouw

Amsterdam
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Large Hall

Performers

Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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Edo de Waart
Conductor
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Catriona Morison
Mezzo-soprano

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