The Concertgebouw Orchestra, the hundred-year-old symphony orchestra, one of the most prestigious in the world, which is based in this concert hall in Amsterdam, has invited Jordi Savall to conduct two programs of the Essencials cycle in its 2021-2022 season.
The first will take place on Friday, April 29 and will offer two great works of festive pieces from the Baroque with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite No. 3 and Georg Friedrich Händel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks. On Sunday 1 May, Jordi Savall will offer another program in which he will also conduct these two works together with the Suite Les Boréades by Jean-Phillipe Rameau and the Concerto Grosso “La Follia” by Francesco Geminiani. Savall has been invited as a specialist of the Baroque period to deepen this style in the repertoire of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, which is a benchmark in the interpretation of the great Romantic and 20th century composers.
These two concerts mark the debut of Jordi Savall at the head of this prestigious European orchestra and he adds his name to the extensive list of conductors, such as Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev or Bela Bartók, who have made legendary the history of this centennial formation. In the current season, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, in addition to Jordi Savall, has Ricardo Chailly, Ivan Fischer, John Eliot Gardiner and Antonio Pappano among the guest conductors.