Dutch Queen checks out new Concertgebouw chief – SlippediscSlippedisc

norman lebrecht

November 21, 2022

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Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Her Royal Highness, Princess Beatrix will be visiting a concert given by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the baton of its new artistic partner, Klaus Mäkelä, on Friday, 25 November. Queen Máxima is patron of the orchestra.

Mäkelä will conduct Sibelius’s Fourth Symphony, followed by Mozart’s Requiem featuring the Netherlands Chamber Choir, soprano Sabine Devieilhe, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Julian Prégardien, and baritone Benjamin Appl. These concerts mark the Concertgebouw Orchestra debuts of Devieilhe, Prégardien and Appl.

After the concert, Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness will meet Klaus Mäkelä for the first time.  

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