Leipzig and Amsterdam decide to play it small

Leipzig and Amsterdam decide to play it small


norman lebrecht

May 28, 2020

The Leipzig Gewandhaus will reopening on June 7 with chamber music for a distanced audience. Works include Mieczyslaw Weinberg, lesser-known Beethoven, HK Gruber and two world premieres from Lera Auerbach and Steffen Schleiermacher, as well as a Sinfonia by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach that hasn’t been heard since 1740.

The Concertgebouworkest will live-stream Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony on Friday, 5 June at 8.15, conducted by Gustavo Gimeno.



  • L’et’s see that as a good news but I ‘am afraid that there will not be an opening night concert gala in mid-september for the Concertgebouw.

  • Merrilea Klose says:

    Hello, we are in the US and would love to be able to enjoy this concert. Is there any way this would be possible?
    Thank you in advance for any information.
    Most sincerely
    Merrilea Klose