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Late Summer Spirit by The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra presents a new and contemporary event: Late Summer Spirit. On September 16 and 17 music lovers can experience symphonic mambo, bluegrass and the classical piece Don Juan at the Doelen.

After both concerts there is an afterparty with a big band, a DJ and cocktails. Late Summer Spirit is the kick-off of the new season and caters to the young, culturally aware people of Rotterdam.

Floris Don, manager of Artistic Affairs at the RPhO, explains: “The late summer is the perfect time to go from a terrace to a compelling concert. We are experimenting with new concepts for an open-minded audience. Later in the evening, without intermission, there will be an afterparty. The orchestra consciously chooses enthusiastic young conductors like Lahav Shani, Bertie Baigent and Tarmo Peltokoski. They translate classical pieces into the present in their own unique way.”

On Friday, September 16, join Lahav Shani will lead the orchestra for: Go West! It consists of Westside Story, bluegrass and mambo. Afterwards, the live big band New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra will play at the afterparty.

Saturday, September 17, you can experience Finnish fireworks with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in blue, led by Tarmo Peltokoski. Both evenings well-known classical pieces are translated in a contemporary way.

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