Ciconia Consort – The Hague String Orchestra
Dick van Gasteren, conductor
Lenneke Ruiten, soprano
Sunday 21 April 2024 – 11:30 a.m.
Theater de Veste, Delft
Thursday 25 April 2024 – 8:15 p.m.
Grote Kerk, Naarden
Sunday 28 April 2024 – 3:00 p.m.
De Vereeniging, Nijmegen
Friday 10 May 2024 – 8:15 p.m.
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Saturday 11 May 2024 – 8:15 p.m.
Theater Lievekamp, Oss
Start ticket sales September 2023
Sunday 12 May 2024 – 3:30 p.m.
Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag
extra: diner Pavlov + €28
Saturday 18 May 2024 – 8:00 p.m.
Theater Hanzehof, Zutphen
Arnold Schönberg – Zehn Walzer
Alexander Zemlinsky – Maiblumen blühten überall, for soprano and string sextett
Alban Berg – Die Nachtigall (from Sieben frühe Lieder)
Anton Webern – Langsamer Satz
Schubert/Mahler – Der Tod und das Mädchen, part 2
Erich Korngold – Marietta’s Song
Rudolf Sieczynski – ‘Wien, Wien nur du allein’
Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht
Franz Lehar: Vilja Song
Viennese Romanticism with Ciconia Consort and Lenneke Ruiten.
In ‘Wiener Maiblumen’, with music from Schubert to Lehár, there is a glorious role for star soloist Lenneke Ruiten, who was awarded the prestigious Elly Ameling Ring in February 2023.
When you think of Vienna, you think of Mozart, Mahler and Johann Strauss. In the shadow of these great composers are often literary artists who frequently provided the inspiration for a musical work. Wolfgang von Goethe, Theodor Storm and Richard Dehmel were such artists whose poetry led to musical masterpieces.In Viennese Konditorei atmospheres, enjoying a piece of Sachertorte, Ciconia focuses on the Viennese literary climate of the fin de siècle. Richard Dehmel’s poem Verklärte Nacht was inimitably beautifully rendered in late-romantic style by Schönberg, less well-known is Dehmel’s poem Maiblumen set to music by Zemlinsky. Schönberg’s Waltzes for string orchestra are relatively unknown, an early work in Johann Strauss-like style. Schubert’s string quartet Der Tod und das Mädchen, based on Matthias Claudius’ poem, has been beautifully arranged for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler. In this varied Viennese program you can also enjoy some real operetta evergreens.
In short: a concert not to be missed!
Lenneke Ruiten soprano