From 29 June to 31 August 2013 the 25th edition of the Robeco Summer Nights (formerly Robeco Summer) is taking place at the Concertgebouw. A series of musical summer evenings full of classical, pop, jazz and world music that promise to offer music-loving Amsterdammers an unforgettable experience.
Dutch jazz singer Caro Emerald will open the Robeco Summer Nights together with the Metropole Orchestra with a mix of latin, 195os jazz and swing. Among several special shows, this year’s edition also includes the film music of John Williams (known for composing the score for films such as Star Wars and Schindler’s List) played by the Dutch Symphony Orchestra and presented by actress Anna Tracker, as well as the extraordinary duo Igudesman & Joo (Russian violinist Aleksey Igudesman and British-Korean pianist Richard Hyung-ki Joo) and their hilarious, virtuoso show with music from Mozart to Ennio Morricone.
Jazz lovers are not left unsatisfied either. On July 20 Christian Scott and the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw will pay a tribute to Miles Davis. And there is more. On July 3 American jazz vocalist Kurt Elling Sings Frank Sinatra, while Dutch singer Trijntje Oosterhuis will be performing songs of Aretha Franklin on August 24.
For the more classically-oriented, conductor Andrey Boreyko and the National Orchestra of Belgium together with pianist Nikolai Lugansky will be performing Rachmaninoff’s well-known Piano Concerto No.2 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ on July 5. On August 23 the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra with conductor Philippe Jordan and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet will also be playing music from Wagner, Ravel and Shostakovich. On July 14 the The Radio Chamber Orchestra will be giving its farewell concert with the cantata “Eine feste Burg is unser Gott” by J.S. Bach and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 ‘Reformation’.
Last but not least, the Robeco Summer Nights Live! is introduced for the first time, where interested people can meet their favorite musicians and attend interviews. The Robeco Summer Nights Live! admission is free upon presentation of a concert ticket.
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