Highlights from Handel's Solomon

Programme

  • Georg Friedrich Handel Highlights from Solomon

The Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Choir perform highlights from Handel's Solomon. The beautiful cast of soloists includes Maarten Engeltjes, Shira Patchornik and Fabio Trümpy.


Handel's oratorio

The English oratorio was made successful by a composer of German origin: Georg Friedrich Handel. He lived and worked in London for many years. However, the Bishop of London forbade theatre productions based on biblical stories, and specifically Handel's work Esther. So Handel turned it into an oratorio, without scenery, actions or costumes, and with more choral parts. Apparently he liked it: Solomon was also given this form. Today, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Choir perform highlights from this masterpiece. Of course, the much-loved Arrival of the Queen of Sheba is not missing, which also became a classic on its own.


Netherlands Radio Choir and top soloists

In this concert, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Groot Omroepkoor, conducted by Peter Dijkstra, welcome a number of international top soloists. Countertenor Maarten Engeltjes sings the title role of Salomon, the king of Israel. He does so 'richly, clearly and radiantly', according to Bachtrack. In Solomon's case, great power comes with great wisdom, as Handel's oratorio makes clear. Sopranos Marie Lys and Shira Patchornik interpret the two 'mothers' who fight over one child, until Solomon threatens to split it in two. Tenor Fabio Trümpy and bass Ashley Riches are also part of the wonderful cast.

Date:
Sunday 6 February 2022
Time:
11:00 am
Intermission:
No
Location:
The Royal Concertgebouw

Amsterdam
-
Large Hall

Performers

Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Go to the website
Peter Dijkstra
Conductor, Choir conductor
View profile
Netherlands Radio Choir
Choir
Go to the website
Maarten Engels
Countertenor, Solomon
Shira Patchornik
Soprano, Solomon's Queen ; Second harlot
Marie Lys
Soprano, Queen of Sheba ; First Harlot
Fabio Trümpy
Tenor, Zadok ; Attendant
Ashley Riches
Bass, A Levite

Coming soon

Stéphane Denève
Saturday, April 20, 2024
NTR Saturday Matinee

The French magic of Stéphane Denève

Bram van Sambeek
Thursday, April 25, 2024
AVROTROS Friday Concert

Dima Slobodeniouk: Dvořák's Seventh

Sunday, April 28, 2024
The Sunday Morning Concert

Dvořák's 7th symphony and Rossini's Bassoon Concerto

Hannes Minnaar
Saturday, May 11, 2024
NTR Saturday Matinee

Canellakis, Minnaar, Shostakovich and De Graaff

12 May 2024

Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Karina Canellakis at Wiener Musikverein – Beethoven and Shostakovich

Noa Wildschut
Friday, May 17, 2024
AVROTROS Friday Concert

Petrenko and Wildschut play Tchaikovsky & Sheherezade

Sunday, May 19, 2024
The Sunday Morning Concert

Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade and Tchaikovsky with Noa Wildschut

Markus Stenz
Saturday, June 1, 2024
NTR Saturday Matinee

Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland

Karina Canellakis
Friday, June 14, 2024
AVROTROS Friday Concert

Final concert: La Damnation de Faust by Berlioz

Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Other series

VriendenLoterij Summer Concerts – Bomsori Kim returns with Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Follow us on social media