Netherlands American Studies Association

Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam Celebrates American Music – 28-30 January 2022

Coming weekend, the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam is celebrating the vitality, inventiveness and diversity of American music. Their original intention was a live musical experience covering more than three weeks of concerts, masterclasses and lectures. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 measures, live activities have been cancelled. Instead they are taking advantage of digital means to present an online celebration. This features: streams of symphonic works by composers including Ives, Adams, Williams, Wolfe, Higdon, Dvořák and Copland, chamber music performed by musicians of the orchestra, and a pub quiz about classical music from the USA. ‘Made in America’ is taking place on concertgebouworkest.nl and the orchestra’s Facebook and YouTube channels from Friday, 28 January to Sunday, 30 January. All content will remain free accessible until Sunday, 6 February.