Nicholas returns to the Residentie Orkest on 25, 28 and 29 October, with concerts at the Concertgebouw, The Hague and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. Nicholas is Principal Conductor of the Residentie Orkest as of this season, and his focus there on Romantic, 19th and 20th-century repertoire is reflected in the three programmes.
On 25 October they present two musical takes on Romeo and Juliet, from Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev at Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Pianist Hannes Minnaar also joins them for Ravel’s jazz-influenced Piano Concerto in G major.
They travel to The Hague for the second concert on 28 October at the Zuiderstrandtheater with another Romeo and Juliet-inspired piece, this time Berlioz’s Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet. The programme also includes Brahms’ Symphony No.3 and cellist Alisa Weilerstein performs as soloist in Walton’s Cello Concerto. The concert also features a short documentary about Nicholas, introducing him to The Hague’s audience.
On 29 October they perform at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, the city’s contemporary music hall. The programme features two cello concertos: Walton’s with soloist Alisa Weilerstein and Shostakovich’s 2nd with Alexander Rudin.
Nicholas conducted his first concerts as Principal Conductor of the Residentie Orkest in August 2016 at the Concertgebouw and The Hague. As Principal Conductor he will conduct six weeks per year with the orchestra.
Read an interview with Nicholas about his position at the Residentie Orkest ‘33-jarig toptalent van start!’