Beautiful music in the heart of The Hague
What great joy! the Residentie Orkest‘s first post-Corona lunchtime concert was by chief conductor Anja Bihlmaier at Amare theatre on Friday 22 April 2022.
Amazing to see, with all the hustle and bustle going on in the centre of town, hundreds of people separate themselves from it all and enjoy a noon concert in all serenity.
The concert featured the following parts. A performance by violinist Simone Lamsma, Maurice Ravel’s rapsody, Tzigane and part of Symphony 2 by Sibelius
After the performance the Business Circle had arranged a Meet & Greet. Mr Jan Linssen chairman of the Business Circle, introduced Anja Bihlmaier and briefly interviewed her. Anja Bihlmaier explained how a program is put together, she describes it as a collective effort.
Ask what distinct a Dutch audience from a Scandinavian, Spanish or other public, Bihlmaier responds the Dutch quickly get on their feet to applaud. Scandinavians are more reserved, the Spanish are jubilant.
Feedback from the audience is indispensable and motivates them to carry on. Anja Bihlmaier freely mingled with the Business Circle members. The pleasant get together concluded with a lunch buffet.
The Residentie Orkest envisage several special events this spring.