RCO Opening Night 2018: Thomas Hengelbrock & Evgeny Kissin
Thomas Hengelbrock & Evgeny Kissin © Janiek van Dam
RCO Opening Night is the festive opening of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's new season. The RCO Opening Night 2018 is led by Thomas Hengelbrock. Pianist Evgeny Kissin, without a doubt one of the greatest piano players of our time – some say a living legend – is returning to the Concertgebouw Orchestra for the first time since 1994. He is playing the solo in Liszt's First Piano Concerto. This concert, suffused with the spirit of Romanticism, opens with Berlioz's concert overture Le Carnaval Romain”. Mendelssohn's passionate Italian Symphony is flanked by works from beloved Italian operas, with several more musical surprises to follow.