Celebration of variation!
The programming for the ten afternoon concerts and the eleven evening concerts of the 2020 edition is complete. Of course it remains a surprise what the master class participants will perform. Within these 21 concerts two hours are reserved for them, they will also present the 20 regional concerts.
The Orlando Festival 2020 offers participants and listeners a total of 20 hours of varied chamber music from 4 centuries. Thirty-one musicians from nine countries will perform works by 31 composers from 12 countries (Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, France, United Kingdom, Russia, United States, Japan, Belgium, Greece and Italy). The 2020 edition has two central composers: the Dutch composer Rudolf Escher (1912-1980), who will be celebrated with nine of his essential chamber music works, and Ludwig van Beethoven -born 250 years ago- of whom Orlando presents 17 compositions, including songs, music for piano/violin, piano/violoncello, piano/horn, piano trios, string quartets, the quintet for piano and winds, the famous Septet and a brand-new arrangement of the Triple Concerto for piano trio and 11 instruments by artistic director Henk Guittart.
Performances range from solo (violin, viola, violoncello, flute, oboe and organ), via duo’s, piano trio’s, vocal chamber music with three clarinets, quartets, quintets and septet to the 17 musicians of Gruppo Montebello. Well-known names from the baroque period (Bach, Vivaldi), the classical period (Mozart, Beethoven), the romantic period (Mendelssohn, Brahms, Smetana, Dvořák, Franck, Fauré), and the 20th century (Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Stravinsky, Britten) appear side by side with lesser-known but no less interesting colleagues.
Soon we will publish the programs and venues of our 2020 concerts.