November 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lutheran Church The Hague
Lutherse Burgwal 7
2512 CB The Hague
Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra present Mozart's Prague Symphony @ Lutheran Church The Hague


Jan Křitel Vaňhal
Symphony in d (Bryan d1 – ca. 1772)

Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
Symphony in Es (Krebs 125, Grave Eb19 – c. 1782)

Joseph Haydn
Sinfonia in Berry from Armida (Hob.XXVIII / 12 – 1783)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 38 in D, ‘Prague symphony’ (KV 504 – 1786)

Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra by Peter Van Heyghen

The Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra is the calling card of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. The students overwhelmed us last season with multiple-choir masterpieces by Schütz and contemporaries: baroque music in surround from the balconies in the Lutheran Church.

The ensemble returns with a program about Mozart Prague symphony. It is a masterpiece in which the dark atmosphere resounds from Don Giovanni, the opera that Mozart had completed several months before the premiere of his symphony.

In the same period Mozart in Vienna occasionally came together with Bohemian Jan Křtitel Vaňhal, Baron Von Dittersdorf and Joseph Haydn to play string quartets. His quartet friends were fellow composers, for whom Mozart had a lot of appreciation. Justly. You listen to it in this varied program.

Peter Van Heyghen conducts the Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra. With elan, he follows in the footsteps of Frans Brüggen. Peter Van Heyghen also started his career as a recorder player. He also makes a furore as a passionate and honest conductor.