Fourteen European classical concert halls pull together for a unique digital programming during the corona crisis: together they stream a different concert from their archive every night. The participating concert halls include The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, l'Auditori in Barcelona, Barbican Center in London and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. The concerts can be seen every evening at 20:00 on all Facebook pages of the participating venues, forming a musical journey through Europe.
First stream from The Concertgebouw: Mariss Jansons with Dvořáks Ninth
The first concert will be from the Concertgebouw on Monday evening at 20:00. This is also a very special performance, namely the last concert by Mariss Jansons, former chief conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, in the Concertgebouw: Dvořák's beloved Ninth Symphony 'From the New World' by Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, recorded exactly a year ago on March 22, 2019. This week there will be streams from the Konserthuset in Stockholm, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg with music by Schumann, Mozart and Arvo Pärt, among others.
"Normally such a great collaboration is sometimes complicated, but now everyone wanted to participate right away!"
Social Media Manager Iris van der Valk
European collaboration: Music of the day from Europe's concert halls
The initiative stems from the European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO) of which The Concertgebouw is a member. From Brussels, ECHO initiator and secretary Andrew Manning says: “In times of adversity, music and culture continue: Italians sing from their balconies and musicians give house concerts on social media. As concert halls of Europe, we wanted to do something together. With this initiative, the public invite to take a musical journey through Europe with us from home. ”
After the idea was launched, the social manager of Het Concertgebouw, Iris van der Valk, was asked to take the lead in the organization: “Normally, such a large collaboration is sometimes complicated, but now everyone wanted to participate immediately, very inspiring. Together we have a fantastic offer and we can show the European concert audience something beautiful every night! ”
Program week 1
- Monday March 23 - Dvořák's symphony no. 9 by Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks with Mariss Jansons from Het Concertgebouw
- Tuesday March 24 - Schumann Symphony No. 3 by Royal Stockholm Philharmonic from Konserthuset
- Wednesday March 25 - music by Vivancos, Takemitsu and Mozart from the Sagrada Familia (names L'Auditori Barcelona)
- Thursday March 26 - music by Arvo Pärt by Talinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Chamber Choir from the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg
- Friday March 27 - Petrushka van Stravinsky by Gulbenkian Orchestra from Gulbelkian Foundation in Lisbon
Participating concert halls
- Auditori, Barcelona https://www.facebook.com/
- The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam www.facebook.com/
- Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham https://www.facebook.com/
- Elbe Philharmonic Hall, Hamburg https://www.facebook.com/
- Konserthuset, Stockholm https://www.facebook.com/
- Müpa, Bupdapest https://www.facebook.com/
- Konzerthaus, Dortmund https://www.facebook.com/
- Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon https://www.facebook.com/
- Casa da Musica, Porto https://www.facebook.com/
- Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall https://www.facebook.com/
- Barbican Center, London https://www.facebook.com/
- Wiener Konzerthaus https://www.facebook.com/
- Cologne Philharmonic https://www.facebook.com/
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More information about European Concert Hall Organization: www.concerthallorganisation.eu
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