Cancelled:​ One Minute Symphony

Event cancelled due to coronavirus

In order to curb a further outbreak of the coronavirus, the authorities immediately announced a ban on events involving more than 100 people. For this reason, all public events at the Royal Conservatoire cannot be held until March 31, 2020.

Purchased concert tickets will be reimbursed. Current information can be found on this page.

Nicholas Collon, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin

Smetana – Moldau from ‘My Fatherland’
Schumann – Violin Concerto
One Minute Symphony
Debussy – La mer

One Minute Symphony

For the Residentie Orkest’s Symphonic Fridays, the orchestra is joined by world-renowned soloists and conductors to submerge you in the most beautiful works from two centuries of symphonic music. Each concert in this exceptional series will open with the première of a One Minute Symphony. These symphonies are the product of a project in which Composition students from the Royal Conservatoire go in search of interesting stories from residents of The Hague. They then write a sixty-second symphony based on their encounters. The première of the resulting work is performed a few weeks later by the Residentie Orkest.

Colours of the water

Gently flowing, rhythmically trickling or furiously crashing: there is music in water. The fascination of Smetana and Debussy with winding rivers and the mysterious hazards of the sea are reflected in the masterpieces The Moldau and La Mer. The violinist and artist in residence Baiba Skride will undoubtedly make an impression with Schumann’s Violin Concerto, a work that remained practically unknown for a long time. It was only performed for the first time eighty years after the composer’s death. Since then it has conquered many hearts.

Partnership between Residentie Orkest and Royal Conservatoire

For a number of years the Residentie Orkest and the Royal Conservatoire have been collaborating in unique joint projects designed to further the career prospects of a new generation of musicians, composers and music teachers and guarantee the future of the professional symphony orchestra. One of these projects is the Orchestra Master, a joint Master’s specialisation launched several years ago to enable talented students to gain practical experience in playing with a symphony orchestra. The One Minute Symphony series is one of the fruits of the collaboration between the orchestra and the Composition department.



Fri 13 March 2020 02.00


Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag

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