Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Lahav Shani, Conductor; Mozart and Mendelssohn

Description Program Artists

Many of the conductors we invite are long-time members of the “Festspielhaus family,” such as Valery Gergiev, Thomas Hengelbrock, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Lahav Shani, an Israeli artist who we will be featuring more often in the coming years, has recently joined their ranks. As chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Shani is the successor of Nézet-Séguin, who will be presenting Wagner's Rheingold with the Rotterdam musicians in June. In this evening’s concert as well, water is the common element. The slow movement from Mozart's piano concerto anticipates the Venetian Gondola Song from the Romantic era. After Mendelssohn's Calm Sea Overture, the audience finally gets to experience an orchestral storm – in the first movement of the popular “Scottish” Symphony.

Photo that shows 5 Lahav Shani 027 Credit Marco Borggreve.


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage in D major, op. 27

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Symphony No. 3 In A minor, op. 56 (“Scottish”)

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