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NJO Wintertournee 2022

22 jan • 23 jan • 25 jan • 26 jan • 28 jan • 29 jan • 30 janBuy tickets

On 25 January, it was announced that the theaters and concert halls are allowed to open until 22:00. Therefore, the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands is fortunately able to perform the programme below a number of times: in Theater Orpheus in Apeldoorn on Wednesday 26 January, during the AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert ("Friday Concert") in TivoliVredenburg on 28 January and in Theater Heerlen on Saturday 29 January. Only Rachmaninov will be performed in Theater Heerlen. The concert in TivoliVredenburg will be broadcast live on Radio 4 from 20:00, with an announcement from 19:57.

The National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, led by British conductor John Wilson, will play a special programme during the upcoming Winter Tour. The renowned Storioni Trio celebrated its 25th anniversary in the 2020-2021 season and that was a good reason for the NJO to invite the trio as soloists. Unfortunately, last year's concerts could not take place due to the COVID-19 measures, but in January 2022 trio and orchestra will finally bring a forgotten composition by the Hungarian Emánuel Moór to the stage. This Triple Concerto was composed in 1907 and dedicated to Alfred Cortot, Jacques Thibaut and Pablo Casals, who also played it often. The piece has probably never been performed in the Netherlands before, but the Storioni Trio has taken it upon themselves to perform it on stage now and the NJO is of course happy to participate in this.

In addition to this special work, the NJO will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony, written in 1906-1907. Rachmaninoff was unsure about his abilities as a symphony composer after the scathing reviews of his First Symphony, which were even said to have led to a depression. This insecurity continued even after the success of his Piano Concerto No. 2, which won him the Glinka Prize in 1904. He spent months revising the first version of his second symphony, but eventually he conducted the premiere of the work himself in 1908, which delivered him both his second Glinka Prize just under a year later and a lot more confidence in his qualities as a composer.


Emánuel Moór Triple Concerto in D Minor, Opus 70 (Dutch première)
Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Opus 27


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