When Rotterdam was reduced to ashes in 1940 on the 14th of May, 80,000 people became homeless. This concert is dedicated to them and everyone else who once lost hearth and home in war. Their pain and their courage to start over can be heard in the work of Mahler, Roustom and Ben-Haim: uprooted composers in whom European, Jewish, Arab and Persian influences meet in one boundless music.
On Sunday 15 May at 1.15 pm there will be a concert introduction by Jan-Willem van Ree in the Van Cappellenzaal.
Following the concert on Friday evening, the Artistic Affairs Manager of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Floris Don will talk with conductor Lahav Shani and soloist Michael Barenboim in the main hall.
Programme & performers
Tenth Symphony (adagio)
First Violin Concerto