The orchestra has just rolled out its 20/21 season. Among the highlights:
Next season, the Concertgebouworkest will be placing a strong emphasis on home-grown music. It will be performing three works by the Dutch composer Alphons Diepenbrock, who died in 1921. The orchestra will also be paying tribute to Theo Verbey, who recently passed away. Finally, Christiaan Richter has written his second composition to be commissioned by the orchestra. As part of the Horizon theme Play Dutch with me, presented in collaboration with the conservatories of Amsterdam and The Hague, the orchestra is devoting a whole week exclusively to Dutch music. In addition to a number of chamber music concerts, the Concertgebouworkest – under the baton of Antony Hermus – will be performing new orchestral works by Celia Swart and Bram Kortekaas alongside compositions by Theo Loevendie, Louis Andriessen and Tristan Keuris. Harpist Remy van Kesteren, soprano Katrien Baerts and percussionist Dominique Vleeshouwers – who won the Nederlandse Muziekprijs (Dutch Music Prize) in January – are making their Concertgebouworkest debut as guest soloists.
New guest conductors include: Han-Na Chang, Nuno Coelho, Philippe Jordan, Klaus Mäkelä, Riccardo Minasi and Kristiina Poska.