The Rotterdam Philharmonic celebrates its centennial! Taking the stage for the last time as their music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the orchestra in a once-in-century grand Jubilee concert featuring the ever-radiant Joyce DiDonato in a dazzling lineup of opera arias by Handel, Mozart, Bellini, and Rossini. They top the evening off with Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony, Berio’s Ritirata notturna di Madrid, and Respighi’s Pini di Roma.
In 1918, a group of musicians founded a “Society of Professional Musicians for Mutual Cultivation of the Arts” in Rotterdam. In the 100 years since those humble beginnings, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra has soared, becoming one of the world’s greatest symphonic orchestras. In celebration of their rich history and innumerable accomplishments, the RPhO presents a stirring jubilee concert: from the intimacy of arias like Handel’s “Svegliatevi nel core” (Giulio Cesare) and Mozart’s “Parto, parto” (La clemenza di Tito), to the fiery energy of Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony No. 35, to the stunning grandeur of Respighi’s Pine di Roma, don’t miss this musical evening filled with emotion, exuberance, and incomparable artistry!
Photo: Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Joyce DiDonato appears courtesy of Warner Classics
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