Maria Milstein (c) Simon van Boxtel

Maria Milstein with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra


  • George Walker Lyric for strings
  • Franz Schubert Rondo for violin and string orchestra
  • Ludwig van Beethoven from String Quartet opus 130 in B-flat major: Cavatina
  • Jean Sibelius Suite for violin and string orchestra opus 117
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Michael Waterman Souvenir de Florence

Dutch violinist Maria Milstein will solo in Schubert and Sibelius. After intermission, the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence.

Maria Milstein plays Schubert and Sibelius
Maria Milstein, artist in residence in season 2021/2022 at the AVROTROS Friday Concert, has been one of the absolute top violinists in our country for many years. In 2012 she was a semi-finalist at the Queen Elisabeth Competition and in 2018 she won the Dutch Music Prize, the most prestigious prize in music known to our country. Before intermission, she will solo with the strings of the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra in two short, magnificent works by Schubert and Sibelius. As a change, two lyrical pieces for strings: Lyric by American George Walker and an intimate adagio from one of Beethoven's last string quartets, music the composer himself considered the best he had written.

The Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra with Tchaikovsky
After intermission, the strings of the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra will play Souvenir de Florence. Tchaikovsky regularly traveled to Italy to rest his tormented soul a bit. He even spent four months in Florence, enjoying the Mediterranean atmosphere. He recorded this in a large string sextet as a "memory of Florence. Russian melancholy wrapped in the warmth of the Italian sun. In the adagio you can see Tchaikovsky in front of you on a terrace, where a local violinist, accompanied by a few mandolins, serenades you sensitively. Michael Waterman, leader of the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, made his own arrangement of this romantic composition for string orchestra.

Friday, September 22, 2023
8:15 pm

Large Hall


Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Michael Waterman
Maria Milstein

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