Tue 5 Jul - 19:30
Den Haag
Koninklijk Conservatorium, Amare, Studio 1
Young KC Summer Festival
New European Ensemble plays new compositions by 7 composers under 18.

The School for Young Talent and Young KC (Music) end the school year with the traditional Young KC Summer Festival. This intensive week-long programme of choral singing, chamber music, workshops and concerts gives the pupils of Young KC the opportunity to learn more about each other, both personally and as musicians.

There is also plenty for the public to enjoy during the week with one or more fantastic concerts every day. The event includes performances by the Atheneum Chamber Orchestra (AKO) and AKO Junior, and the New European Ensemble together with the young winners of the Royal Conservatoire’s Composition Prize. Further details of the programme will follow in due course.

New European Ensemble
Sat 20 Aug - 19:30
Snape
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Symphonic Cinema @ Summer at Snape
A poetic meeting of Mahler's symphonies, with extracts performed by the New European Ensemble, and a film inspired by the composer's life and music edited live to adapt to the changes of tempo. General booking opens Monday 6 June.

Lucas van Woerkum makes silent films inspired by the music and lives of composers and synchronises them live during performances. As the New European Ensemble perform sections of Mahler’s second, fourth, eighth, ninth and tenth symphonies, van Woerkum weaves a poetic narrative in his film The Echo of Being, which is based on details from the lives of Gustav and Alma Mahler and their young daughter Maria, with the lead roles played by actors Amira Casar (Call me by your name) and Greg Wise (The Crown).

Fri 9 Sep - 20:00
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Gaudeamus: NEuE & B.C. Manjunath
Indian percussionist B.C. Manjunath knows how to break down even the most complicated rhythms and explain them so that everyone understands them.

Playing them, however, is a very different story; only brilliant musicians like Manjunath can do that. And the musicians of the leading New European Ensemble, since they have been working closely with Manjunath this year. Four young composers were given the opportunity to write new work for this unique combination of contemporary music and astonishing Indian rhythms, which will be premiered tonight.

Program page
Sat 10 Sep - 20:00
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Gaudeamus: NEuE & B.C. Manjunath
Indian percussionist B.C. Manjunath knows how to break down even the most complicated rhythms and explain them so that everyone understands them.

Playing them, however, is a very different story; only brilliant musicians like Manjunath can do that. And the musicians of the leading New European Ensemble, since they have been working closely with Manjunath this year. Four young composers were given the opportunity to write new work for this unique combination of contemporary music and astonishing Indian rhythms, which will be premiered tonight.

New European Ensemble
Fri 23 Sep - 20:15
Den Haag
Nieuwe Kerk
Reinventing Tango
NEuE feat. Gustavo Beytelmann - the legendary tango pianist and composer from Astor Piazzolla's quintet.

New works that bridge the gap between contemporary experimentation and tango traditions by Gustavo Beytelmann, Barbara Varassi Pega, Diego Schissi and Martin Suet (all Argentine tango musicians). The ensemble plays together with tango musicians Gustavo Beytelmann (piano), Santiago Cimadevilla (bandoneon), Virgilio Monti (double bass) and Serdar Geldymuradov (violin).

Fri 14 Oct - 20:15
Leiden
Leithenzaal
NEuE & mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Levental
The Leiden Salon is programming four concerts on the theme of Night.

How do the many opposites of the night, such as insomnia and dreams sound?

Wed 26 Oct - 20:00
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
1984
A new reading of George Orwell's classic novel.

The relevance of the book is demonstrated by the famous whistleblower Edward Snowden, who collaborated on the video performance from exile. In the new music theater piece 1984 by the Estonian composer Mihkel Kerem, music, text and image alternate. This contemporary adaptation illustrates how close Orwell’s dystopian novel is to reality. Actor Boris van der Ham plays various roles live.

Dai Fujikura
Fri 18 Nov - 20:15
Den Haag
Nieuwe Kerk
Portrait of Dai Fujikura
Dai Fujikura is known for his colourful works connecting the contemporary idiom with the traditional musical language of his native Japan.

He has written works for the Salzburger Festspiele, Lucerne Festival, BBC Proms and Chicago Symphony among others.

His majestic and refined concerto for cello and ensemble makes use of subtle instrumentation. Ice full of exotic pecussion instruments, was inspired by the breaking up of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets. The focus on nature is also central to Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa of the older generation, whose work Im Frühlingsgarten, is included. NEuE will also play a new work by Japanese/Dutch composer Yu Oda who connects the music of John Dowland with a contemporary Japanese electronic sound world.

Dai Fujikura
Sun 20 Nov - 11:00
Den Bosch
Willem Twee Toonzaal
Portrait of Dai Fujikura
Dai Fujikura is known for his colourful works connecting the contemporary idiom with the traditional musical language of his native Japan.

He has written works for the Salzburger Festspiele, Lucerne Festival, BBC Proms and Chicago Symphony among others.

His majestic and refined concerto for cello and ensemble makes use of subtle instrumentation. Ice full of exotic pecussion instruments, was inspired by the breaking up of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets. The focus on nature is also central to Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa of the older generation, whose work Im Frühlingsgarten, is included. NEuE will also play a new work by Japanese/Dutch composer Yu Oda who connects the music of John Dowland with a contemporary Japanese electronic sound world.

Sun 15 Jan - 15:00
Schiedam
Theater aan de Schie
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Sat 21 Jan - 20:00
Den Haag
Koninklijke Schouwburg
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Sun 22 Jan - 15:00
Den Haag
Koninklijke Schouwburg
Don Quixote (Premiere)
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Thu 26 Jan - 20:15
Tilburg
Theaters Tilburg
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Sun 29 Jan - 20:00
Haarlem
Stadsschouwburg
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Tue 31 Jan - 20:00
Groningen
SPOT (Stadsschouwburg)
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Wed 1 Feb - 20:00
Alkmaar
TAQA Theater De Vest Alkmaar
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Sat 4 Feb - 20:00
Deventer
Deventer Schouwburg
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Tue 7 Feb - 20:00
Nijmegen
Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Sat 11 Feb - 20:00
Gouda
De Goudse Schouwburg
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Wed 15 Feb - 20:00
Leeuwarden
Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Tue 21 Feb - 20:00
Den Haag
Koninklijke Schouwburg
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Wed 22 Feb - 20:00
Den Haag
Koninklijke Schouwburg
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Sat 25 Feb - 20:00
Rotterdam
Theater Rotterdam (Schouwburg)
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Wed 1 Mar - 20:15
Amsterdam
Muziekgebouw Aan 't IJ
Nanook of the North (1922)
Primal documentary about the life of the Inuit.

As an ethnographic epic about the hard and heroic life of an Inuit family in the Canadian Arctic, this primal father of documentary still captivates beyond measure. The score by Timothy Brock, specialist in orchestral music for silent films, refers to music from the period when Nanook of the North was made and is performed live by the New European Ensemble.

Although the film is based on the daily life of the Inuit, documentary maker Robert Flaherty staged a lot. Sometimes he even recorded customs that were largely a thing of the past for the generation of that time, such as hunting with harpoons instead of guns. In order to also film indoor scenes, the local crew built a special igloo, which was cut open on one side to let in sunlight.

Fri 3 Mar - 20:00
Almere
Schouwburg Almere
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Sat 4 Mar - 20:00
Dordrecht
Schouwburg Kunstmin
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Tue 7 Mar - 20:00
Amersfoort
Flint
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Thu 9 Mar - 20:00
Utrecht
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Tue 14 Mar - 20:00
Eindhoven
Parktheater
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Thu 16 Mar - 20:00
Den Haag
Koninklijke Schouwburg
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Fri 17 Mar - 20:00
Den Haag
Koninklijke Schouwburg
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.

Sat 18 Mar - 20:00
Den Haag
Koninklijke Schouwburg
Don Quixote
Travel with us through the many realities of The ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha.

This brand-new opera based on the famous novel by Cervantes offers new music, and also a main role for medieval music from various countries and cultures. This production is an adventurous sequel to the ‘new baroque opera’ Vivaldi – Dangerous Liaisons, which received very positive reviews during its sold-out tour.

In this performance, Don Quixote is the wealthy owner of an international holding with employees from all corners of the world. He is rich, but his life is monotonous and meaningless. Looking for a more meaningful existence, he is daydreaming about bygone times. The boundaries between reality and the imagination become blurred. He thinks of himself as a knight and sees the people around him as servants, noble ladies and magicians. Everyone involved gets tangled up in a life story that is both miraculous and touching.