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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Conducted by Daniele Gatti
2hrs (including a 30min intermission)
Esplanade Concert Hall
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“The world’s no. 1 orchestra” Gramophone

“An orchestra that’s artistically on top of its game.”The Guardian

“The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is in completely in command of their art and music-making.”Markus Stenz, Chief Conductor, Nederlands Radio Philharmonic

For the first time in Singapore, one of the very best orchestras in the world, in one singular evening at the Esplanade Concert Hall. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, led by chief conductor Daniele Gatti, presents a selection of Impressionist and Romantic symphonic works.

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s unique sound has been lauded by critics time and time again. Consisting of over 100 musicians from over 25 countries, its string section has been described as “velvety”, its brass “golden”, its woodwinds “distinctly personal”, and the percussion section has an international reputation. The orchestra has benefited from the influence of its chief conductors, of which there have only been seven since the orchestra was founded in 1888.

The orchestra has also been conducted by leading composers such as Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss and Igor Stravinsky. It also regularly collaborates with contemporary composers including John Adams, George Benjamin and Tan Dun. To date, the orchestra has made over 1,100 recordings, many of which have won international distinctions.

Programme

Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
(Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune)
Debussy The Sea, three symphonic sketches for orchestra
(La Mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestra)
Bruckner Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (Edition Nowak 1878/80)

Born in Milan, Daniele Gatti studied piano and graduated in composition and conducting at the city's Verdi Conservatory. He is chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with effect from the 2016/17 season. Daniele Gatti is Grande Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana and Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française, and was awarded the prestigious Franco Abbiati Prize in both 2005 and 2016. He is an exclusive artist with Sony.

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