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Maria João Pires – Extra concert

Sunday November 29 2020
20.15 h – Main Hall – Koninklijk Concertgebouw


Programme to be announced

Programme subject to changes

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Category 1 90,00 • CJP/65+ 67,50
Category 2 72,00 • CJP/65+ 54,00



Comeback of a legendary piano poetess

We were convinced that her farewell to her soloist career in 2016 would be final. She had seen and travelled enough and experienced enough pressure as a performing musician. It is therefore all the greater a surprise that she wants to return to her beloved Amsterdam audience for a solo recital. It is always a feast of musical refinement and poetry when Maria João Pires lets her grand piano bring forth its sound, in this series or anywhere else in the world. The famous Portuguese “piano poetess” is what one might call a musical medium. As she herself perhaps best explains: “Music is not just a human creation. There is more to it than that. A composer has powers within him that we cannot explain. But he also has them from somewhere else, from somewhere in the whole world, from the universe. As an artist, I am simply a channel to pass on the music.” Pires has nothing at all to do with vanity or fame. It is about the spiritual message. In so many of her performances, she has achieved moments of immense eloquence, which many people remember for a long time.

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