Lieux Retrouvés

Quirine Viersen, Boris Andrianov, Alban Gerhardt, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Fri 1 Nov 20:15 - 22:15
Main Hall
Fri 1 Nov
20:15 - 22:15
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Two romantic cello concertos and rediscovered places


Louise Farrenc Symphony No. 3 in G minor, adagio-allegro 
Camille Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto in A minor 
Thomas Adès Lieux Retrouvés  
Louise Farrenc Symphony No. 3 in G minor, finale
Woldmar Bargiel Adagio Gerhardt
Robert Volkmann Cello Concerto in A minor


Quirine Viersen cello
Boris Andrianov cello
Alban Gerhardt  cello
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Gordan Nikolic direction and violin
Alejandro Cantalapiedra conductor


Saint-Saëns’ cello concerto is one of the most beloved cello concertos of all time and who better to show us why than Quirine Viersen, who already did so once in 2014 at the Biënnale? And then Volkmann’s virtuosic cello concerto is quintessentially romantic and was extremely popular at the time it was written, but for reasons we couldn’t possibly understand it is barely ever played nowadays. Alban Gerhardt is going to change that! 

The French 19th-Century composer Louise Farrenc was greatly admired by Schumann, but as a woman in her time she wasn’t given many opportunities. In recent years, her compositions have come back into the picture and are played more and more. British composer Thomas Adès is one of the most renowned composers in the world. In his Lieux rétrouvés [rediscovered places] Adès shows how contemporary music and romanticism can go together perfectly.