(Durham - 3 November 2021) On 13 November 2021 Slagwerk Den Haag and the Residentie Orchestra will perform the world première of Richard Rijnvos' Afrique.
The new work forms the fourth part of Grand Atlas, a cycle in which each of the seven world continents is depicted in an orchestral composition. The second, as well as the seventh part of the series was written for the RCO, during Rijnvos' long-term residency with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra between 2011 and 2017.
In Afrique, the composer takes us along an exhilarating journey to Egypt, Uganda, Botswana, Cameroon, and Senegal. The first performance will take place in Amare, the brand-new cultural centre, in the very heart of the city of The Hague (Netherlands). Slagwerk Den Haag and the Residentie Orchestra will be conducted by Antony Hermus.