Join the PROMS free open air concert on Thursday 26th May

The International Conducting Competition Rotterdam welcomes you to enjoy the most beautiful classical music in a free(!) open air concert at Kop van Zuid, next to Hotel New York. With orchestral masterpieces by John Williams, Brahms, Piazzolla, Strauss, Dvořák, Bernstein, Puccini, Prokofiev, and many more! This event is the kick-off of the first International Conducting Competition Rotterrdam. In the upcoming days, six young conductors present themselves in their journey towards the international top-notch of conducting. For this open air concert, they have put together a programme with a personal story to share with the city of Rotterdam.
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Full programme:
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• Bartók – Divertimento for Strings, 3rd mov.
• Soro – Sinfonía Romántica, 1st mov
• J. Strauss – Csárdás aus Ritter Pasman
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• Dvořák – Slawischer Tanz 72/Nr 7
• Alfvén – Vallflickans Dans
• De Falla – Danza ritual del fuego
• John Williams – Neville’s Waltz from Harry Potter
• E. Strauss – Bahn frei!
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• Vaughan Williams – Overture to The Wasps
• Fauré – Sicilienne from Pelleas et Mélisande
• Puccini – Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut Act 3
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• Villa-Lobos – Sinfonietta No.1, 1st Mov
• Copland – Three Latin American Sketches
• Bernstein – Ouverture to West Side Story
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• Humperdinck – Hänsel und Gretel Vorspiel
• Stravinsky – Infernal dance, berceuse, and finale from Firebird (1919 suite)
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• J. Strauss – Fledermaus – Du Und Du Waltz
• Prokofiev – Classical Symphony – Gavotte
• Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5
• John Williams – Imperial March
• Kodály – Dances of Galánta
• Piazzolla – Oblivion
• Freddie Perren en Dino Fekaris (arr. Peter Davis) – I will survive

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