King and Queen of Netherlands to host Dutch Royal evening in Sydney


The King and Queen of The Netherlands will host a Dutch Royal evening at the Sydney Opera House on the evening of Wednesday 2 November.

At the invitation of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will be visiting Australia from 31 October to 4 November 2016.

This year, Australia and the Netherlands commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first recorded European landing on Western Australian soil by Dutch VOC-captain Dirk Hartog.

In return for the hospitality of the Australian people, Their Majesties will host the one-off concert, at which Dutch classical pianists Arthur and Lucas Jussen with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will play works by Adolf Berio, Prokofiev, Mozart and Igor Roma.

Despite their young age, Arthur and Lucas Jussen have been taking part in the international concert world for the past few years, having performed with the likes of the Rotterdam and The Hague Philharmonic Orchestras, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra to name just a few.


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