Wed 19 Oct ’2212:30 - 13:30doors open 11:30Grote Zaal
An hommage to the first director of the Rotterdam Conservatory
Willem Pijper (1894-1947), one of last century's most important Dutch composers, learned how to compose through reading Freud, Kant and Nietzsche. Melody was always number one for him, but he liked to mix up tonalities and toss rhythms. He was internationally recognized, raised the generation after him and was the first direcotr of the Rotterdam Conservatory (nowadays Codarts). During the 30s, he made Rotterdam connect with international modernist trends and he stimulated modern dance.
To give something in return to the city he attributed so much to, Codarts Symphony Orchestra plays some works by Pijper during the lunch concert on 19 October.
Codarts Symphony Orchestra (CSO) consists of bachelor and master students from the classical music department of Codarts. Playing in the orchestra is part of the curriculum. For this performance by the CSO, Codarts invites the renowned conductor Ivan Hut.
The concerts are an important part of the preparation to a professional career. In Codarts' vision, rehearsing and playing together with colleague musicians under director of a conductor is just as important as mastering an instrument.
Pijper Orchestral piece with piano | Fêtes galantes for mezzo-soprano and orchestra | Six symphonic epigrams for orchestra
Codarts Symphony Orchestra | Ivan Hut conductor