The Rotterdam Philharmonic celebrates its centennial with 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. They are led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who conducts the orchestra for the last time as their music director.
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, it is a musical evening filled with emotion, exuberance, and incomparable artistry!
We would like to thank Concert Hall De Doelen for their partnership.
Photo: Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Joyce DiDonato appears courtesy of Erato/Warner Classics www.warnerclassics.com
Gianluigi Gelmetti, Emilio Sagi – Juan Diego Flórez (Count Almaviva), María Bayo (Rosina) – Teatro Real de Madrid