Dj Hardwell and the Metropole Orchestra perform Thursday, October 18 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. The one-off concert is open to all ages and deals with the history and development of the dance music scene since the eighties.
Robbert van de Corput (Hardwell)
Symphony: The Global Revolution of Dance is part of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) and covers various muziekperiodes of the past thirty years. Hits from international stars pass in review, from Donna Summer to Tiësto, Carl Cox to Daft Punk. “Thirty years of dance, that is literally my life,” says Hardwell.
He describes the concert as a fusion of the sounds of classical music, translated by him in a dancejasje today: “That melts all together. That dance music is a global phenomenon, we emphasize in the mash-up.” He calls it a dream come true, but also a big challenge. “You can’t be more creative.”
Lesson in dance music
Hardwell, the stage name of Robbert van de Corput, believes it is important that the concert is accessible to all ages. “I think that the new young generation here quite a lot. It is a lesson in dance music, what recent years in the field of dance music happened. It is a kind of history lesson. That you get the most pure way, from acoustic to the digital beats, it may be presented to,” says Hardwell in conversation with Humberto Tan for REUTERS Video.
Hardwell recently released with the Metropole Orchestra, the track Conquerors. Director Jan Geert Vierkant of the Metropole Orchestra: “It is great to be with a wereldtalent as Robbert a large audience to get acquainted with various styles of dance over the years, in combination with the orchestra.”
ADE, the world’s largest club – and conferentiefestival of electronic music, will take place this year from 17 to 21 October. The Metropole Orchestra available on Wednesday, October 17th is also the opening concert, together with Colin Benders (formerly known as Kyteman), in The Milky way.
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