Willem Jeths: Conductus – Constructio

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The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Conductus – Constructio by Willem Jeths. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
On May 18th, 1940 the city Rotterdam started to rebuild of the city after the bombings during World War II…
Willem Jeth’s works are a diptych of destruction and resurrection…   

Conductus:
Commissioned by the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest
to the 75th commemoration of the Rotterdam bombardment.
Written with financial support of the family Von Weiler.

Constructio:
Commissioned by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
This composition reflects on the Rotterdam concept of “Opbouwdag” (Building Day), which is 18 May each year. This date stems from 18 May 1940, the day the city council of Rotterdam started developing a new plan after the bombardment on 14 May 1940.

At the same concert, Ralph van Raat will be the soloist in the Piano Concerto of Tristan Keuris

More info about the concert
(lees de programma-toelichting Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest)