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Theatre branoul the hague

Every month, the New European Ensemble brings to you a new mix of literature, poetry and music in Salon Branoul and Salon op Zuid



Each year the New European Ensemble builds a special program to celebrate the work of the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. This year, the Swedish Academy awarded Ishiguro the prestigious prize.


Readings from 'Cellists' by Kazuo Ishiguro from 'Nocturnes: five stories about music and nightfall'. Cellists tells the story of the remarkable and surreal relationship between a cellist and their teacher. Kazuo Ishiguro, born in Nagasaki Japan came to England at the age of five and has grown into one of the UK’s most beloved novelists. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Remains of the Day and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017.  According to the nobel committee "in novels of great emotional force, Ishiguro has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”. He has also written lyrics for a number of jazz songs and music plays an important role in Ishiguro’s literary work.


readings - Alexander Oliver

cello - Willem Stam

piano - Hanna Shybayeva


Readings from Cellists by Kazuo Ishiguro (from Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall)


Music from Nino Rota, Benjamin Britten, Bach, Chopin, Schumann and Rachmaninoff.


Language: English



Branoul Theatre in The Hague is a small venue like you can find them in Berlin and Paris. In one of the most beautiful parts of The Hague you can enjoy intimate performances. With only place for 80 people, directly in front of the stage, you can almost smell the actors and musicians.

Ostade Theatre Amsterdam

Ostade Theatre is a small theatre in the South of Amsterdam with an important local function. is home to a wide variety of unique (musical) theatre, puppetry and youth theatre performances. With a capacity of 85 seats, the intimate theatre also hosts a number of festivals, including the annual Pop Arts Festival.

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