Kian Soltani. Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Kian Soltani fotografiert von Juventino Mateo

The strings are among themselves in Kian Soltani's concert with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta. And the Austrian shooting star of Persian descent uses the velvety accompaniment of the Dutch chamber orchestra to intonate solo songs with his Stradivarius cello: first largely in high register in Joseph Haydn's catchy yet technically demanding D major concerto, then in romantic songs by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Franz Schubert. The program is framed by one of Bach's son Carl Philipp Emanuel's Berlin symphonies and Mendelssohn's orchestrally conceived last string quartet.

The concert is part of the focus point "Ideal Ensembles".

Concert with intermission
Duration approx. 2 hours
Followed by artist talk with Kian Soltani

Kian Soltani


Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Candida Thompson

Concertmaster and conductor

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Symphony in G major Wq 173 for strings and b.c.

Joseph Haydn
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 2 in D major op. 101
Adagio cantabile from Symphony No. 13 in D major

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Suleika op. 34/4 from Six Songs (arr. Wijnand van Klaveren)

Franz Schubert
Du bist die Ruh' op. 59/3 (arr. Adrian Williams)
To the music op. 88/4 (arr. Adrian Williams)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
String Quartet No. 6 in F minor op. 80 (arr.)

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