Arthur den Haan, both a physicist and a pianist, played Bach’s 1st piano concerto and Mozart’s 23rd piano concerto in October 2015 conducted by Dominic Seldis and an orchestra he composed himself. This inspired the founding of the T.O.P. Orchestra, which now, on October 23rd 2018 in the beautiful Stadsgehoorzaal in Leiden, will accompany Arthur in what we’re convinced is a unique, virtuoso and inspired interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s legendary 1st piano concerto, alongside more wonderful soloists in Bruch’s double concerto for clarinet, viola and orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s Valse-Scherzo and Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante defunte! All this will be conducted by Dominic Seldis.
Listen to a fragment by Arthur from the solo part of Tchaikovsky’s 1st piano concerto:
– Pjotr Iljitsj Tchaikovsky Valse-Scherzo, op. 34, for violin and orchestra Salomé Bonnema – violin – Maurice RavelPavane pour une infante défunte – Max Bruch Concerto for clarinet, viola and orchestra Lea Hemmerlin – clarinet, Dominika Dudek – viola – Pjotr Iljitsj Tchaikovsky Piano concerto nr. 1 Arthur den Haan – piano
Spring and summer 2019 – Cooperation with String orchestra Nanagen from Tokyo
For a project in 2019, The T.O.P. Orchestra joins forces with String orchestra Nanagen from Tokyo, led by Kent Moussault. In March, the Japanese orchestra will come to the Netherlands for concerts. In July, the return will take place in the Toppan Hall in Tokyo. We will perform Mozart’s symphony no. 29, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra, Grieg’s Holberg suite and a special commission for orchestra.
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On October 28th 2017, The T.O.P. Orchestra was conducted by Aristide Moari in a concert in the great hall of the Royal Institute for the Tropics in Amsterdam as part of the poetry and musical festival ‘Festijn van Tachtig’ by Stichting Feest der Poezie. Below is an impression of the concert, with Laurène Baron (violin), Walther Deubel (tenor), Susanne Winkler (soprano) in works by Dutch composer Alphons Diepenbrock; as well as Simon Mulder (recitation) in the world premiere of ‘Mijn liefste was dood’, composed Kaori Neus on a text by Herman Gorter.