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Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

Amsterdam, Concertgebouw — Main Hall

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About the Event

Beethoven's imposing Fifth Symphony is world famous thanks to its famous first four notes: ta‐ta‐ta‐taaa. Also enjoy the beautiful opening bars — and everything that comes after — of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, this time performed by master violinist Marc Bouchkov.


  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Ouverture 'Leonore' No. 3 in C, op. 72b
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – F. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67, 'Fate'
Program is subject to change


Violin: Marc Bouchkov
Orchestra: Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Conductor: Dirk Kaftan


The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam was built as a result of a public campaign aimed at financing a new Philharmonic hall. A grand Neoclassical concert hall topped with a symbolic Apollo´s lyre, it opened in 1888. In the late 20th century the Concertgebouw was renovated in order to improve the acoustics and add more space for visitors. The magnificent organ, after almost a century of service, was also restored and modernised. The Concertgebouw hosts around 600 concerts every year, ranging from big symphonic performances to jazz and pop concerts. Conveniently located at the beautiful Museumplein (Museum Square) with the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum right next to it, everyone will find something to their taste in one of the finest concert halls in the world!

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German pianist and composer of the late 18th century. He is well known as the most influential composers of all time as well as crucial figure to the Classical music scene. In fact, he demonstrated his musical talent at an early age, taking lessons from his father and composer/conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. Later, he moved to Vienna where he gained the reputation of a virtuoso pianist by composing his popular masterpieces. He created his most admired works in his last 15 years of life, all the while being almost completely deaf.


Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein, 10, Amsterdam, Netherlands — Google Maps

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