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Photos: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Performs in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

By Eric Dundon

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra continued its 2023 European tour with a performance in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The venue was none other than the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam's world famous concert hall, known for its stunning beauty, pristine acoustics, and for hosting the world's top orchestras.

Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson again dazzled the crowd, who called him on stage for an encore. SLSO musicians were eager to play in the space. Less than a dozen musicians were with the orchestra when it last performed here in 1993.

The tour continues with a concert in Madrid, Spain.

Music Director Stéphane Denève conducts Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances.

Cellists during rehearsal.

Music Director Stéphane Denève.

Violist Chris Tantillo photographs the Concertgebouw's striking interior.

The Amsterdam Concertgebouw is considered one of the finest venues on the planet.

Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson received a raucous round of applause.

Musicians observe SLSO rehearsal-many were eager to perform in the Concertgebouw for the first time.

SLSO winds perform Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges Suite.

Violinist Xioaxiao Qiang smiles during rehearsal.

A handful of musicians performed at the Concertgebouw in 1993 with the SLSO, including (from left): Roger Kaza, Alison Harney, Katy Mattis, Chris Carson, Erik Harris, Heidi Harris, David Halen, Melissa Brooks, and Susan Gordon.

From left, clarinetists Ryan Toher and Greg Williams.

Violinists of the SLSO at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Principal Cello Daniel Lee at rehearsal.

Pianist Peter Henderson performs during Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances.

1 Comment

George Yeh
George Yeh
Mar 31, 2023

I think the article needs a correction on the last time that the SLSO performed at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, as the SLSO performed there in 1998, during the European tour that year with Hans Vonk.

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