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Into The Light
Winter Nights

Friday 13 December,20:00
Zuiderstrandtheater, The Hague

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Into the Light

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’. The radiant moon lights up the dark night. We move back and forth between the good and the bad, the black swan and the white swan… without darkness there is no light.

The dark days just before Christmas are perhaps the best time of the year. The Norwegian romance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto with that stunning opening, splashing like a waterfall, brings warmth to every heart. Just like the unforgettable melodies of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Featuring the debut of Argentinian piano virtuoso Nelson Goerner and Taiwanese-American conductor Mei-Ann Chen, who has been the talk of the town throughout the world of conducting for many years..

‘This Argentinian pianist possesses artistry of a very high order…Goerner purveys poetry as natural as breathing’ – BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

A complete evening!
Tickets include wardrobe, coffee/tea and a drink during the intermission.

Start your concert with the Starter
This concert is preceded by the Starter. A lively, informal program, full of live performances by our own musicians, as well as interviews with soloists and conductors. The Starter takes place in the Haven Foyer on the first floor, is free of charge and starts at 19.15..

About this concert

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Nelson Goerner, piano

Thomas van Dun – Fading in Silk
Humperdinck – Vorspiel from ‘Hänsel and Gretel’
Grieg – Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky – ‘Swan Lake’ suite

€27 / €39 / €48 / €55

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The Light Session by Clifton

Just as Grieg and Tchaikovsky paint with sounds, artist Clifton Mahangoe paints with light. Let yourself be inspired during the Light Session, before the concert, as he takes you with him into his world of light, nature and energy. Clifton has recently exhibited his work in cities including Milan, San Francisco and Dubai. One of his works, the Sphere 3D Spectrum, is currently on display at the Biënnale Arte 2019 in Venice. This life-size spherical work reflects sunshine in daylight. During the magical sunset hour, the sphere lights up with images of the sun collected throughout the day. In this work, Mahangoe brings two opposites, sun and moon, together as harmonious partners.