Arie van Beek


66 exclusively great programs!

For Arie van Beek the current season comprises no less than 66 concerts, from Amiens via Clermont-Ferrand to Paris, from Rotterdam via Geneva to Sofia, always characterized by an inexhaustible curiosity and a strong feeling for conceiving especially exciting and attractive programs, as for instance:

Amiens and Beauvais, November 11 and 12, 2016:
Peace-Concert with the Orchestre de Picardie celebrating the centennial of the Battle of the Somme
Mozart: Overture to The abduction from the seraglio
Stravinsky: Pulcinella
Ellin: One before zero (world-premiere)

Paris, January 13 and 14 janvier 2017
Concert with the Orchestre Colonne
Dvorák: Symphonie No 8
Connesson: Symphonic trilogy Flamenschrift
Tchaikovsky: Violin-concerto (with Paul Rouger)

Geneva, February 21, 2017
Concert with the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève
Boulez: Pli selon Pli, portrait de Mallarmé (with Yeree Sur, soprano)
Berlioz: Cléopâtre (with Véronique Gens, Soprano)

Sofia, April 13, 2017
Concert with the Sofia Philharmonic
Haydn: Symphony No 30
Haendel: excerpts fromThe Messiah
Pärt: Symphony No 3
Rimsky-Korsakov: Overture Russian Easter

In fact each of his programs should be indicated here, as all of them are good and special!
Bravo Maestro! And many thanks to you for conveying music from the 18th century until today to us with so much inspiration and generosity!


Wherever Arie van Beek appears, he provides good mood, joy of life and artistic competence. The outcome of this for the musicians is joy of playing music together at the highest level. And because joy is contagious, it is conveyed to the audience right away. Arie van Beek’s essential recipe is very easy and always effective.

As coronation of an already busy and successful season with his two orchestras (Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Orchestre de Picardie), Arie van Beek is delightedly looking forward to his debut with the great orchestra of his home city, the amazing Rotterdam Philharmonic. The program includes some of his favorite composers: John Cage, Charles Ives und Karl Amadeus Hartman.

Concert on Friday, 27th May 2016 at Doelen Rotterdam. Further information here.


World premiere of an opera by Michaël Levinas

Arie van Beek has always had a strong interest in today's composed music and has been the initiator of numerous world premieres. It is therefore not a coincidence that the Opéra de Lausanne, the Grand Théâtre de Genève and the Opéra de Lille wished to entrust him to conduct Michaël Levinas' world premiere of Le Petit Prince.

Season's start with the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève

Arie van Beek, who has placed his first season as chief conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève under the motto "Orchestra identity and adventure through program diversity", shall conduct the season's opening on 24 September 2013 at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices in Geneva with a program including Bartók's Three village scenes, Stravinsky's Pulcinella-Suite and Mozart's Thamos, König in Ägypten. His following appearances with the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève are planned on 5 December 2013, 27 February, 2 and 3 April and 6 May 2014.

1st September 2013