Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti

RCO meets Europe
September 1, 2016

Cankar Hall, Ljubljana


Claude Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Henri Dutilleux: Métaboles
Claude Debussy: Jeux
Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka 

Daniele Gatti – chief conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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RCO meets Europe, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s tour of all the EU member states, continues in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, with chief conductor Daniele Gatti. The orchestra is performing Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, as dreamy as it was groundbreaking when it was written, side by side with young musicians from the Ljubljana International Orchestra.

Following the orchestral work Métaboles by Henri Dutilleux, who passed away in 2013, Maestro Gatti leads the RCO in two exciting, colourful ballets which were premiered in Paris at the beginning of the twentieth century: Stravinsky’s Petrushka, about the adventures of a rag doll at a fair, and Debussy’s ‘musical joke’ Jeux, about a tennis ball, a man and two women playing a tennis match on a sultry summer night.