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Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff

Contemporary music17 Mar '23 - 19 Mar '23(Past)

Magical sounds from the pen of three Russian composers: an ode to the power of the imagination.


The concerts on Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March will be conducted by Lawrence Renes. He replaces Timur Zangiev, who is absent due to illness. Lawrence Renes takes over the concert programme unchanged.

Fairytale castles and sunny gardens: a dream world opens up at the end of Gubaidulina’s Fairytale Poem. That mood continues in Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto with a melody that takes us to increasingly dizzying heights, the start of a breathtaking adventure. This concert programme ends with an ode to the power of the imagination: Rachmaninoff’s magical Second Symphony.

Programme & performers

Fairytale Poem

First Violin Concerto

Symphony No. 2

An hour prior to the concerts on 17 and 19 March there is a concert introduction in the Van Cappellenzaal.

ConductorLawrence Renes
ViolinKristóf Baráti
Fairytale castles and sunny gardens
An ode to the power of imagination
Glorious… crackling fireworks and rich poetic expressiveness.
The Scotsman about Kristóf Baráti

All play dates of Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff

Friday 17 Mar 20238:15 PM
RotterdamDe Doelen (Grand Hall)
Saturday 18 Mar 20232:15 PM
AmsterdamHet Concertgebouw (Grand Hall)
Sunday 19 Mar 20232:15 PM
RotterdamDe Doelen (Grand Hall)

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