Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Opening Night – with Víkingur Ólafsson
Performance date: 09/09/2022
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's opening concert of the 2022/2023 season is bookended by rousing American music: John Adams's Short Ride in a Fast Machine is a breathtakingly fast-paced piece that demands virtuosity and playfulness from the entire orchestra; the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story brings together the most beautiful numbers from Bernstein's immortal musical – from lyrical melodies to irresistible rhythms. Víkingur Ólafsson – one of the most engaging and innovative artists of his generation – joins the orchestra for the concert's central work: Grieg's romantic piano concerto, another piece that is ideally suited to the special atmosphere of the open-air stage in Amsterdam's Westerpark.
- Víkingur Ólafsson (Piano)
- Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
- Alain Altinoglu