1 October 2023. bron (2023) is a new orchestral work by Rozalie Hirs, commissioned by the NTR Zaterdagmatinee and Stichting Vrienden van de Matinee. bron (2023) is dedicated to the memory of Gy├Ârgy Ligeti.

Its world premiere takes place during the NTR Zaterdagmatinee at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, on 16 December 2023. And is performed by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Elena Schwarz (conductor). The concert it to be broadcast live on NPO Radio 4. The above photo by Mathias Bothor shows the conductor Elena Schwarz.

bron (2023) is scored for 4 flutes, 4 oboes, 4 clarinets, 4 bassoons, 5 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 3 percussionists (crotales, tubular bells, vibraphone, medium and large gong, tamtam), celesta, piano, 2 harps, string orchestra (14 first violins, 14 second violins, 10 violas, 10 violoncellos, 8 double basses).

Here is a permanent listening link to the live world premiere concert (bron starts at 17′ into the broadcast).