Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra honors Leonard Bernstein

Bram Kortekaas
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On the centennial of his birth, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra honors the American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein with the concert series RCO/Bernstein 2017, which include ‘Boundless’ by Joey Roukens, and ‘Leonard Bernstein, Security Matter – C’ by Bram Kortekaas…  

On the centennial of his birth, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra honors the American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein with the concert series RCO/Bernstein 2017. The series include Boundless, by Joey Roukens, which will have its world premiere on Feb. 8 at the Concertgebouw, followed by two more performances on Feb. 9 and 11.

Additionally, Bram Kortekaas received a commission for a new work for voice and wind quintet to accompany the orchestra’s East Side/West Side concert in the Horizon series. Leonard Bernstein, Security Matter – C, is based on Bernstein’s FBI files. The agency investigated Bernstein because of alleged communist sympathies.

Leonard Bernstein, Security Matter – C, is to be performed by musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and alto Carina Vinke on Feb. 1 during a lecture from the John Adams Institute in the West-Indisch Huis and on Feb. 2 during the Entrée Late Night in the Koorzaal of the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

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