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Saturday 19 december 2015|20:30 |The Hague| korzo theater


Neue meets jazz legend david binney

The New European Ensemble shares the stage with the legendary jazz saxophonist David Binney.


New European Ensemble

David Binney saxophone

Emlyn Stam viola


David Binney Arrival 316 (Aka For Lux) – Maniwon for Cello and Piano – You Say You Had A Dream – The Ludlow Nights

The Third Occassion – Boat – Heaven (By Duke Ellington arr David Binney)

 All new works for ensemble world premiere

Oene van Geel Concerto for improvising violist world premiere

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David Binney is one of the great jazz saxophonists. All over the world he performs with the best jazz musicians of our time. He is an acclaimed composer as well. “David Binney is one of the most gripping and distinctive alto players and composers of his generation (Jazz Times)”.


We are very proud that David Binney will share the stage with us and has agreed to write new works for the ensemble: compositions, rooted in bebop, with lots of room for improvisation within a tightly organized framework. Music that transcends the boundaries of modern jazz and contemporary classical music.


The Dutch composer Oene van Geel is a comparable original mind and also active as a performing musician, for example in the well known string quartet Zapp4. We commissioned a new work for solo viola (the instrument Van Geel plays himself) and ensemble, in which Indian music, music from the Balkan and contemporary music merge.



This concert is supported by the American Embassy in The Hague.



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New European Ensemble is supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten (from 2017) and the city of The Hague