Beethoven & Scriabin with the Concertgebouworkest
On January 16, 17, & 19, Andris Nelsons leads the Concertgebouworkest in a program dedicated to the mythological figure Prometheus as part of their concert series “Man and Myth.” In the thematic series, the Concertgebouworkest focuses on mythological figures who have had a major influence on culture thanks to the great Greek tragedians. The concert on January 16 will take place at BOZAR in Brussels, and on January 17 & 19 in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.
Nelsons conducts the only ballet Beethoven ever wrote, Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, where Prometheus imparts art and civilization to humanity. The conflict between a leader and the masses forms the basis of Brett Dean’s refreshing trumpet concerto Dramatis personae, featuring Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger. The heroism of Prometheus, who went to steal the fire of the gods, inspired Scriabin to write his symphonic poem Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, here with pianist Pierre-Laurant Aimard, in a starring role. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Photo: Marco Borggreve