Jaap van Zweden conducts Bruckner 7

Jaap van Zweden, Kian Soltani
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Thu 16.05.2024 - Sat 18.05.2024
Thu 16.05.24
Sat 18.05.24

An evening of star power: experience the energy of Jaap van Zweden and young super talent Kian Soltani with music by Tchaikovsky and Bruckner

Anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing Kian Soltani’s talent live will definitely want to see and hear him perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme. Power and emotion: just the right programme for emeritus conductor Jaap van Zweden. After reading Wagner’s death notice, Anton Bruckner committed the first notes of his Symphony No. 7 to paper. His musical tribute to the Meister aller Meister was a tremendous success, from the premiere onwards. The work’s epic proportions, the grandiose orchestration, and the moving melodies all combine to make Bruckner’s Seventh one of his most popular works. Enjoy the ripple of emotions in the Adagio and the fierce power of the Finale in this highlight of the romantic repertoire.

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Shekhar Lumina (Belgian premiere)

Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, opus 33 (Fitzenhagen version)

Bruckner Symphony No. 7 in E major (version 1885)