KC String Orchestra – Punch Card Concert

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Thu 29 November 2018 16:30

Fri 30 November 2018 12:30

Jac van Steen, conductor
Elisa Karen Tavenier, soloist

Antonín Dvořák
Nocturne in B, Op. 40

Henk Badings
Concerto for viola and string orchestra

Béla Bartók
Music for strings, percussion and celesta

The Hungarian composer Béla Bartók wrote a number of works for the Swiss conductor and patron, Paul Sacher. Music for strings, percussion and celesta is one of the highlights of his composing career. Two string orchestras facing each other, separated by piano, harp, percussion and celesta, play music of great intensity and sometimes breathtaking virtuosity.

The concert opens with the intimate Nocturne by Dvořák, who, like Bartók, was inspired by the folk music of Eastern Europe. Badings was one of the few composers to write a solo concert for the poor relation of the string family, the viola. Who knows, perhaps he too was inspired by Bartók, who had done the same earlier.

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Punch Card Concerts
Due to the success of the series in recent years, this season the Royal Conservatoire is organising its seventh series of afternoon concerts in combination with the Musical Punch Card. It is your chance to attend a series of marvellous concerts while at the same time saving for free admission to a concert by the Residentie Orkest. Your card will be punched as you enter the hall and when it has been punched four times you will be entitled to attend one of the concerts being given by the Residentie Orkest on Saturday 11, Saturday 25 or Sunday 26 May with a discount. For further details, see residentieorkest.nl.

Details

Date

Thu 29 November 2018 16:30

Location

Arnold Schönbergzaal, Royal Conservatoire

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Punch Card Concert

Entrance fee

Admission is free

Date

Fri 30 November 2018 12:30

Location

TivoliVredenburg, Vredenburgkade 11, Utrecht

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This concert is not part of the Punch Card Concert series.
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Entrance fee

Admission is free