Nicolas Altstaedt shines in Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

Nicolas Altstaedt shines in Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1

Sat 18 Jan 2025 20:15h Het Concertgebouw Koop kaarten
Sun 19 Jan 2025 14:15h TivoliVredenburg Koop kaarten

Anyone who loves cello music (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?!) can’t possibly avoid Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1. Accompanied by the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt performs this classic cello concerto as part of a sizzling evening when East-European folk music fuses with the classical tradition.

The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1955, since when its rich history has included many notable achievements. Even after the merger with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in 1985, the ensemble lost none of its unique identity. The dynamics between the members of the orchestra are particularly striking. They rarely play under the baton of a conductor but interact with each other almost instinctively. There is a remarkable chemistry, as is apparent during every performance. Gordan Nikolić has been the leader, or ‘concertmaster’, of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra since 2004.

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