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Mariss Jansons conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – With Janine Jansen, Thomas Hampson and Lang Lang
Gala concert for the 125th anniversary of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam

The Concertgebouw was officially inaugurated on 11 April 1888. Public interest was so great that Amsterdam experienced its very first traffic jam (of carriages). Now, 125 years later, the RCO and the Concertgebouw are organising an anniversary concert together.

Under the baton of its chief conductor Mariss Jansons, the orchestra is welcoming three popular guest soloists. This festive programme features Mahler and Strauss, both of whom conducted the orchestra on several occasions, as well as a newly composed set of variations by Bob Zimmerman on the Dutch folk song "Komt vrienden in het ronden". Musicians from the RCO, the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks are joining forces for a performance of the Elégie from Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. The proceeds of the concert will go towards educational activities initiated by the Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Picture: Mariss Jansons © Marco Borggreve

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Broadcast date : April 10, 2013, 6 p.m.

Movie director : Jan Honselaar

Location : Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Production : A production of AVRO in coproduction with UNITEL Classica and C Major Entertainment