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Below you will find the concerts of season 2023/2024.

Find a selection of our previous performances on the archive page.

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Fri 22 Dec '23
/ Sun 14 Apr '24
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Fri 22 Dec '23 - 20:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Sat 23 Dec '23 - 20:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Tue 26 Dec '23 - 14:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Tue 26 Dec '23 - 16:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Wed 27 Dec '23 - 14:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Wed 27 Dec '23 - 16:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Fri 29 Dec '23 - 14:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Fri 29 Dec '23 - 16:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Sat 30 Dec '23 - 14:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Sat 30 Dec '23 - 16:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Tue 2 Jan '24 - 14:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Tue 2 Jan '24 - 16:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Wed 3 Jan '24 - 14:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Wed 3 Jan '24 - 16:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Thu 4 Jan '24 - 14:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Thu 4 Jan '24 - 16:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Sat 6 Jan '24 - 14:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Sat 6 Jan '24 - 16:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Sun 7 Jan '24 - 14:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Sun 7 Jan '24 - 16:00 Amersfoort Veerensmederij
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Sun 14 Jan '24 - 15:00 Arnhem Stadstheater
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Sun 21 Jan '24 - 15:00 Amsterdam Stadstheater
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Sat 27 Jan '24 - 19:00 Groningen Stadsschouwburg
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Sun 28 Jan '24 - 14:30 Velsen Stadsschouwburg
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Sat 3 Feb '24 - 19:30 Breda Chasse Theater
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Sun 4 Feb '24 - 15:00 Heerlen Parkstadtheater
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Mon 5 Feb '24 - 10:00 Heerlen Parkstadtheater
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Tue 6 Feb '24 - 10:00 Heerlen Parkstadtheater
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Sun 11 Feb '24 - 15:00 Amsterdam Meervaart
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Sun 18 Feb '24 - 15:00 Helmond Speelhuis
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Tue 20 Feb '24 - 19:30 Zwolle Odeon
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Wed 21 Feb '24 - 15:00 Purmerend Purmaryn
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Thu 22 Feb '24 - 19:00 Apeldoorn Orpheus
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Fri 23 Feb '24 - 19:30 Dordrecht Kunstmin
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Sat 24 Feb '24 - 19:30 De Meern Podium Hoge Woerd
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Sun 25 Feb '24 - 16:00 Leeuwarden De Harmonie
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Tue 5 Mar '24 - 10:00 Etten-Leur De Nobeler
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Wed 6 Mar '24 - 10:00 Etten-Leur De Nobeler
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Thu 7 Mar '24 - 10:00 Etten-Leur De Nobeler
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Sun 10 Mar '24 - 14:30 Tiel Agnietenhof
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Mon 11 Mar '24 - 12:30 Amersfoort Flint
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Tue 12 Mar '24 - 10:30 Amersfoort Flint
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Sun 17 Mar '24 - 14:30 Heerhugowaard Cool Kunst & Cultuur
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Sun 24 Mar '24 - 15:00 Utrecht Stadsschouwburg
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Mon 25 Mar '24 - 10:00 Utrecht Stadsschouwburg
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Wed 3 Apr '24 - 19:00 Nijmegen Stadsschouwburg
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Sun 7 Apr '24 - 15:00 Haarlem Stadsschouwburg
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Mon 8 Apr '24 - 10:00 Haarlem Stadsschouwburg
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Fri 12 Apr '24 - 10:00 Den Haag Amare
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Sat 13 Apr '24 - 19:00 Den Haag Amare
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Reinaert de V. (7+)
Holland Opera in co-production with Duda Paiva Company & New European Ensemble

Queen Nobel holds Court Day. All the animals complain about the evil tricks of Reinaert de Vos. Bruun de Beer and Tibeert de Kater have to go get Reinaert, but he always outsmarts them. Only when his daughter Rosseline insists does Reinaert appear at the court of appeal.

Reinaert is convicted… He seems to convince Queen Nobel of his innocence with a sublime story. But Reinaert underestimated one person: his daughter.

The age-old story is adapted especially for this performance by two-time Golden Griffel winner Simon van der Geest.
Oene van Geel (winner VPRO/Boy Edgar Prize 2013) creates a versatile musical composition, in which each player has their own musical idiom.

The satirical animal story is translated into a climate lawsuit in which the ‘rights’ are seduced into corruption, in which the youth rises up against the old guard.
A multimedia family performance with the puppeteers and dancers of Duda Paiva Company, musicians of the New European Ensemble and singers of Holland Opera.

Reinaert de V. is fun for everyone aged 7 and over.

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Wed 28 Feb '24
20:00
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg, Hertz
Humanity and Nature
2 world premières!

This is not a casual interest: in the Anthropocene, humans have become a geological force that threatens the Earth’s ecosystem. Two works by Kate Moore can be heard: the poignant Days and Nature from 2019 and a brand new work. In there is no one, not even the wind by John Luther Adams, the music itself has become a landscape. Climate professor Detlef van Vuuren outlines the scientific context in a lecture. The New European Ensemble sounds the alarm in this program in a brilliant way.

Kate Moore uses a music machine by The Hague artist Peter van Loon in Days and Nature to underline that an ecosystem is also a precisely tuned ‘machine’. She gives voice to the growth of a tree, from a fragile trunk to a forest giant with a wide spreading canopy. there is no one, not even the wind… (2017) by John Luther Adams is a meditation on the emptiness and loneliness of the desert, but it is not difficult to listen to the intensely melancholic music as an elegy for nature.

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Kate Moore –  Days and Nature
John Luther Adams – There is no one, not even the wind
Kate Moore – nieuw werk (world première)
Ilya Shay – SoundAttribution (world première)

New European Ensemble
Detlef van Vuuren, lecturer
Jet van Paassen, presentation
Muriël Megens, author

 

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Thu 29 Feb '24
20:15
Amsterdam
Muziekgebouw, Grote Zaal
Humanity and Nature
2 world premières!

This is not a casual interest: in the Anthropocene, humans have become a geological force that threatens the Earth’s ecosystem. Two works by Kate Moore can be heard: the poignant Days and Nature from 2019 and a brand new work. In there is no one, not even the wind by John Luther Adams, the music itself has become a landscape. Climate professor Detlef van Vuuren outlines the scientific context in a lecture. The New European Ensemble sounds the alarm in this program in a brilliant way.

Kate Moore uses a music machine by The Hague artist Peter van Loon in Days and Nature to underline that an ecosystem is also a precisely tuned ‘machine’. She gives voice to the growth of a tree, from a fragile trunk to a forest giant with a wide spreading canopy. there is no one, not even the wind… (2017) by John Luther Adams is a meditation on the emptiness and loneliness of the desert, but it is not difficult to listen to the intensely melancholic music as an elegy for nature.

Program
Kate Moore –  Days and Nature
John Luther Adams – There is no one, not even the wind
Kate Moore – nieuw werk (world première)
Ilya Shay – SoundAttribution (world première)

New European Ensemble
Detlef van Vuuren, lecturer
Jet van Paassen, presentation
Muriël Megens, author

 

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Fri 8 Mar '24
21:00
Haarlem
PHIL Haarlem
New European Ensemble X Nick Verstand
Works bij Steve Reich and Salvador Breed, light choreography by Nick Verstand

New European Ensemble plays minimalist Steve Reich’s Double Sextet and new work by Salvador Breed in which the worlds of electronic music and Steve Reich merge. Internationally acclaimed light artist Nick Verstand (known for his work for SXSW, MTV music video awards, Björk and Carré) enhances the trance-like experience of the music with his beautiful light choreography.

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Sat 9 Mar '24
16:00
Amsterdam
Orgelpark
Martijn Padding Day
The afternoon concert of the Padding Day focuses on the storytelling performance 'Grensvariaties'

The Orgelpark could easily devote three days to the work of the Dutch composer Martijn Padding. Padding has been active as a composer, teacher and administrator for decades. As a student of Louis Andriessen, he belongs to the so-called Hague School. Padding wrote a number of notable solo concertos, that is, concertos for a solo instrument with an ensemble. This year, an organ concerto was added to this series, commissioned by the Orgelpark, and premiered earlier this week (March 7).

The afternoon concert of the Padding Day focuses on the storytelling performance ‘Grensvariaties’; why are we inclined to draw hard boundaries? Whether it concerns national borders, between us and them, between inside and outside, between the digital domain and ‘real’ life – physical and psychological borders play a prominent role in our consciousness. Writer P.F. Thomése explores this question using stories from his own family history and from his daily life. An intimate performance about a wide-ranging subject.

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Sat 9 Mar '24
20:15
Amsterdam
Orgelpark
Martijn Padding Day
ORGAN CONCERT AND ENSEMBLE WORKS

The Orgelpark could easily devote three days to the work of the Dutch composer Martijn Padding. Padding has been active as a composer, teacher and administrator for decades. As a student of Louis Andriessen, he belongs to the so-called Hague School. Padding wrote a number of notable solo concertos, that is, concertos for a solo instrument with an ensemble. This year, an organ concerto was added to this series, commissioned by the Orgelpark, and premiered earlier this week (March 7).

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ORGAN CONCERT AND ENSEMBLE WORKS

You will hear, among other things, the second performance of the organ concerto that premiered earlier this week. Padding also adapted his Slow Landscape for a smaller ensemble.

Martijn Padding (1956) – Slow Landscape (with thunder) (premiere of the version for bass flute and ensemble, original version 2016)
Last Words – Short histories on nothing (premiere of the version for piano quartet, original version 2009)
Reve Concerto (title subject to change): concert for organ and ensemble (2024)

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Thu 4 Apr '24
20:00
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
New European Ensemble X Nick Verstand
Works by Steve Reich and Salvador Breed, light choreography by Nick Verstand.

New European Ensemble plays minimalist Steve Reich’s Double Sextet and new work by Salvador Breed in which the worlds of electronic music and Steve Reich merge. Internationally acclaimed light artist Nick Verstand (known for his work for SXSW, MTV music video awards, Björk and Carré) enhances the trance-like experience of the music with his beautiful light choreography.

Fri 5 Apr '24
20:15
Rotterdam
De Doelen, Jurriaanse Zaal
New European Ensemble X Nick Verstand
Works by Steve Reich and Salvador Breed, light choreography by Nick Verstand.

New European Ensemble plays minimalist Steve Reich’s Double Sextet and new work by Salvador Breed in which the worlds of electronic music and Steve Reich merge. Internationally acclaimed light artist Nick Verstand (known for his work for SXSW, MTV music video awards, Björk and Carré) enhances the trance-like experience of the music with his beautiful light choreography.

Sat 6 Apr '24
20:15
Den Bosch
Theater aan de Parade
New European Ensemble X Nick Verstand
Works by Steve Reich and Salvador Breed, light choreography by Nick Verstand.

New European Ensemble plays minimalist Steve Reich’s Double Sextet and new work by Salvador Breed in which the worlds of electronic music and Steve Reich merge. Internationally acclaimed light artist Nick Verstand (known for his work for SXSW, MTV music video awards, Björk and Carré) enhances the trance-like experience of the music with his beautiful light choreography.

Fri 19 Apr '24
20:15
Den Haag
Korzo Theater
New European Ensemble X Nick Verstand
Works by Steve Reich and Salvador Breed, light choreography by Nick Verstand.

New European Ensemble plays minimalist Steve Reich’s Double Sextet and new work by Salvador Breed in which the worlds of electronic music and Steve Reich merge. Internationally acclaimed light artist Nick Verstand (known for his work for SXSW, MTV music video awards, Björk and Carré) enhances the trance-like experience of the music with his beautiful light choreography.