Greet the day and get up before the sun peeps above the horizon. On this special morning, you will be welcomed by the members of the Stegreif Orchester while they sprinkle the awakening world of nature with the first musical notes as if they were dewdrops on freshly emerged leaves. As the audience dribbles in, the fragments of music unfold into one of the highlights of the romantic concert repertoire: The Violin Concerto by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Subtly at first but then gradually more clearly, violinist Rosanne Philippens breaks loose from the other strolling members of the orchestra into an interpretation of the first movement of this masterpiece. The music seems to evoke a visit to the Finnish lakes: in places, dark and calm, at others bursting with movement and sparkling light. Long, majestic melody lines that use the full spectrum of sound produced by a violin are followed by passages requiring the greatest skills of a virtuoso violinist.
Yet anyone assuming that the musicians will follow the score literally from beginning to end will be surprised. Stegreif intersperses the work with improvisations that ultimately erupt into a wild Cuban dance. By then, it’s time for the musicians and their audience to share a delicious assortment of breakfast goodies. Bring on a brand-new day!
- 5.00-6.00 uur - Concert at the FB Oranjewoud Paviljoen
- 6.15-7.00 uur - Breakfast in De Proeftuin
Artists and performers
Jean Sibelius - Vioolconcert in d, opus 47 (deel 1)