Pablo Heras Casado’s World Premiere in The Netherlands
Pablo Heras-Casado conducts a World Premiere on 9 April of Richard Rijnvos’ Amérique du Sud, commissioned by NTR ZaterdagMatinee, leading the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. The orchestral work forms the sixth part of Grand Atlas, a cycle in which each of the seven world continents is depicted in an orchestral composition. The program includes two other well-known masterpieces, Manuel de Falla’s Noches en los jardines de España, with pianist Bertrand Chamayou, and Dvořák’s Symphony No.9. The concert is broadcasted live on NPO Radio 4.
Immediately afterwards, Heras-Casado conducts the SWR Vokalensemble and Gürzenich-Orchester in Cologne, for a Good Friday concert on 15 April, including four composers from different centuries. The programme includes ‘Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae’ (Office for Holy Week) composed in 1585 by Spaniard Tomás Luis de Victoria, following the oratorio ‘Christus’, an unfinished piece by Felix Mendelssohn. Wagner’s Karfreitagszauber from Parsifal and Mahler’s early symphonic movement ‘Totenfeier’, before ‘Crucifixus’ by Monteverdi, close the concert. The concert will be broadcast live from the Kölner Philharmonie on SWR2.