Symphonic Cinema: Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé – Royal Concertgebouw
Monday, 30 April 2018
A live soundtrack by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra heightens the experience of this contemporary film directed by Lucas van Woerkum. ‘Symphonic Cinema: Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé’ brings the worlds of music and cinema together in a modern adaptation of Maurice Ravel’s composition taking place at Amsterdam’s prestigious home of classical music, the Royal Concertgebouw.
Woerkum’s film is a present-day interpretation of the ballet set in ancient Greece. The cinematic piece created especially for this performance draws on themes of narcissism and vulnerability between young lovers. The orchestral soundtrack is conducted by Benjamin Wallfisch, who is also a greatly accomplished composer and has turned his hand to the scores of major films including ‘Anna Karenina’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’.
Following the performance, Amsterdam Culture Club members can gain a deeper appreciation for this special collaboration with a talk by director Lucas van Woerkum and conductor Benjamin Wallfisch.
19:30 – Private reception
19:45 – Welcome speech
20:15 – Concert begins
21:15 – Concert ends
21:30 – Discussion with filmmaker Lucas van Woerkum and conductor Benjamin Wallfisch
Tickets are available for €35 including concert, exclusive reception, discussion with the director and conductor and all refreshments. Reserve your tickets here. Hurry, sales close on 23 April, unless it sells out prior to this date.
Tristan + Isolde – Dutch National Opera & Ballet
Thursday, 14 June 2018
Ballet lovers are treated to a performance of the tragic love story at the heart of one of Wagner’s most celebrated stage compositions, ‘Tristan + Isolde’. The Dutch National Opera & Ballet brings the medieval romance to the stage with choreography by David Dawson.
The story centres around princess Isolde who is to be married to the king against her will. Her forbidden love for Tristan, the knight sent to deliver her, ends with passion and destruction in an emotionally gripping final scene. Dawson’s contemporary interpretation features an abstract approach with kaleidoscopic movements and symmetrical shapes that draw the audience into the story. Atmospheric lighting and whimsical costumes add to the drama of the performance.
Along with the opportunity to share this captivating performance with like-minded internationals, Amsterdam Culture Club members will also enjoy an exclusive reception and drinks, a backstage tour and a complimentary deluxe programme (retail price €10).
19:15 – Exclusive reception and receive your deluxe programme book
19:30 – Backstage tour begins, finishing at 20:00
20:00 – Welcome by director Ted Brandsen
20:15 – Ballet begins
Drinks during intermission
22:10 – Ballet ends, followed by drinks
22:45 – Event ends
Tickets are €39 including performance, exclusive reception, backstage tour, drinks and a luxury programme. Book your tickets here using the promotional code: CultureClub. Select your seats (we suggest the stalls on the left side so that the group can be seated closer together). Tickets are available until 1 June, unless it sells out prior to this date.