Around the World in 50 Concerts

Directed by Heddy Honigmann

During the unique world tour of the RCO celebrating its jubilee in 2013 we meet musicians and concertgoers. The tour develops not just into a journey across the globe but also as a trip to the core of classical music, a quest for the palette of emotions which only classical music can arouse. In 2013 the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra tours the whole world to celebrate its 125th anniversary: 50 concerts spread over 6 continents. Unbounded passion and love for music brings musicians and concert goers together. Documentary maker Heddy Honigmann lands with the orchestra in Buenos Aires, Soweto and St Petersburg and shows how the ensemble succeeds in gaining the hearts of people with a different cultural background. A journey to the kernel and the power of music which knows how to touch unexpected emotions and which helps to overcome the pain of living.


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  • ★★★½ review by Sean Kelly on Letterboxd

    Little more than multiple performance scenes (and some interviews), but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

  • ★★★★½ review by Terry Levenberg on Letterboxd

    Loved this having just seen them on the tour and having gone to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam recently. But I was truly moved by the little snippets in Buenos Aires and Soweto which gave this film much more importance than a pleasant intro to a special orchestra.

  • ★★★½ review by Jasper Strik on Letterboxd

    Wonderful orchestra with some nice stories and beautiul music.

  • ★★★★ review by cinemagazine on Letterboxd

    "Een film om kippenvel én levenslust van te krijgen."

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