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Wed 5 Mar '25
20:15
Als ik Luister
Join us on an adventure of new music as only New European Ensemble brings!

In the concert series ‘Dwarsliggers’, New European Ensemble presents the stories of composers who go against the current. In ‘When I Listen’, discover the powerful compositions of Julius Eastman (1940-1990), imbued with political meaning and inspired by his experience as a gay, African-American artist. During this concert you will experience what he himself called organic music.

Author Glenn Helberg provides his insights into the complexity and diversity of our existence. There will also be new music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson; the African-American composer with roots in Oklahoma who found a home in Switzerland, explores the deep connection with African-American culture through his music.

Program

Derrick Skye – American mirror
Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson – After
Julius Eastman – Gay Guerrilla

New European Ensemble
Glenn Helberg, host

 

Sat 14 Sep '24
16:30
Bruckner's Legacy
Attention Bruckner enthusiasts!

This year, experience the 200th anniversary of Bruckner’s birth together with New European Ensemble. Ten contemporary composers together compose ten brand new masterpieces, each inspired by one of Bruckner’s symphonies. NEuE presents two of these new enchanting works written by Seung-Won-Oh and Reze Navamar. The composers pay tribute to Bruckner’s ‘Romantic’ Fourth Symphony and his majestic Third Symphony.

Program

Reza Namavar – Nieuw Werk (wereldpremière)
Seung Won Oh – Spiri I (wereldpremière)

New European Ensemble
Carlo Boccadoro, conductor
Koninklijk Conservatorium Ensemble Academy

Sat 21 Sep '24
20:15
Maastricht
Theater aan het Vrijthof
Henze Voices
Wed 9 Apr '25
20:00
Schönberg 150
A tribute to 150-year-old innovator Schoenberg.

New European Ensemble celebrates Arnold Schoenberg’s 150th birthday and the ensemble’s fifteenth anniversary! Henk Guittart, former violist of the Schönberg Quartet, presents a fresh, new version of Schönberg’s Violin Concerto. Dutch composer Martijn Padding is inspired by Schönberg’s colorful expressionist paintings in a new work commissioned by NEuE. The program concludes with the Serenade op.24; the first work that the ensemble performed when it was founded in 2009. A celebration of contemporary music!

Arnold Schönberg Violin Concerto (arr. Henk Guittart)
Martijn Padding Ma vie en couleurs (world premiere)
Arnold Schoenberg Serenade op. 24

New European Ensemble
Maria Milstein violin

Fri 22 Dec '23
20:00
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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Sat 23 Sep '23
19:30
Den Haag
Kompaan Brewery
Tastes Like More!
NEuE X Kompaan = new music x new beer

Surprising flavours stimulate your curiosity. That’s why Kompaan craft beer brewery and the New European Ensemble have joined forces.

Experience this exclusive tasting of beers and new music in a unique location in the middle of the brewery!

The musicians and brewers will explain why compositions and beers have beer paired, based on ingredients, style and taste.
Including 2 brand spanking new beers!

Allow yourself to be surprised and book quickly, as there are only 70 spots available!

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.

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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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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Thu 7 Mar '24
20:15
Amsterdam
Orgelpark
New music for organ and ensemble
Laurens de Man receives the Dutch Music Prize. Historical and new works!

Concert on the occasion of the awarding of the Dutch Music Prize to organist Laurens de Man.

Performers
Laurens de Man, organ
Members of the New European Ensemble

Program

Promenade
Four centuries, four organs, alternating and playing together with the New European Ensemble.

Tielman Susato (ca. 1510-ca.1570)
La Morisque (from ‘The third music book (…) containing all kinds of dances’ / arrangement Laurens de Man / ensemble, Utopa Baroque organ & Sauer organ).

Anonymous (ca. 1460)
O dulcis Maria (from Buxheimer Organ Book, no. 72 / Van Straten organ).

Gerard Bunk (1888-1958)
Scherzando (from Character Pieces (opus 54) / Sauer organ).

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Transports de joie d’une âme devant la gloire du Christ qui est la sienne (from l’Ascension / Verschueren organ).

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sinfonia from the cantata Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen (BWV 146 / arrangement Laurens de Man / Ensemble and Utopa Baroque organ).

Introduction by Martijn Padding

Martijn Padding (1956) Organ concerto (Reve Concerto) for organ and ensemble (Molzer organ; premiere, commissioned by Orgelpark).

1 “The past, it knows something. We would do well to accept many things.”

2 “If I ask ‘what does De Bilt say about tomorrow’s weather?’ and someone answers: ‘God, who is the Uncaused Cause and the uncreated light, has the best intentions for us,’ that’s of little use to me if I want to go dew-trampling.”

3 “But I have no complaints for everything must be a completion of You, Infinite, for whom I sing and dance as long as it pleases You and continues to please.”

4 “If You have redeemed mankind, why not me – that would have been done in the same effort?”

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Chamber Music No. 7 – Concerto for Organ and Chamber Orchestra (opus 46/2 / Sauer organ).
Not too fast
Very slow and very calm
[Without indication]
Awarding of the Dutch Music Prize by the Secretary of State for Culture and Media, Mrs. Fleur Gräper-Van Koolwijk, to Laurens de Man.

The Dutch Music Prize is the highest distinction awarded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to a musician working in classical music. The prize, which is managed by the Performing Arts Fund, is awarded on the advice of the Dutch Music Prize Advisory Committee. Winners of the Dutch Music Prize follow a study trajectory focusing on personal musical development, collaborating with musicians from both the Netherlands and abroad. At the end of the trajectory, the committee advises the Performing Arts Fund whether the prize can be awarded. The committee consists of: Mauricio Fernandez, Ad ‘s-Gravesande, Marcel Mandos, Simone Meijer, Bart Visman, Ralph van Raat, and Karin Manuel as independent chair. Previous winners of the Dutch Music Prize include baritone Raoul Steffani, recorder player Lucie Horsch, violinist Janine Jansen, and pianist Ronald Brautigam.

In the Orgelpark, almost the entire history of the organ can come to life. To celebrate this unique fact, the concert opens with a tour of four organs, in five compositions, connected by interludes provided by tonight’s soloist. After a cheerful start by Susato, an anonymous medieval organ verse is played, originally performed alternating with the Gregorian Salve Regina. Far from ecclesiastical is the Scherzando by Gerard Bunk, the Rotterdam native who made a career in Germany as a pianist, organist, and conductor, sharing the stage with greats like Max Reger.

Olivier Messiaen is not only characterized by a unique style, full of ecstatic extremes, but also by beautiful French titles, sometimes of formidable length. The promenade ends with a curious historical amalgam: Bach’s virtuosic Sinfonia for concertante organ and ensemble, arranged for (part of) the lineup chosen by Paul Hindemith for his organ concerto. Fortunately, Bach himself was also not averse to arranging: he based this sinfonia on a violin concerto, which unfortunately was lost. He also transformed that same violin concerto into the Harpsichord Concerto in D minor (BWV 1052). (Photo by Foppe Schut).

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

New European Ensemble plays minimalist Steve Reich’s Double Sextet, In C by Terry Riley 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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Thu 4 Apr '24
20:00
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
New European Ensemble X Nick Verstand
Works by Steve Reich, Terry Riley and Salvador Breed, light choreography by Nick Verstand.

New European Ensemble plays minimalist Steve Reich’s Double Sextet, In C by Terry Riley 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, Terry Riley and Salvador Breed, light choreography by Nick Verstand.

New European Ensemble plays minimalist Steve Reich’s Double Sextet, In C by Terry Riley 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, Terry Riley and Salvador Breed, light choreography by Nick Verstand.

New European Ensemble plays minimalist Steve Reich’s Double Sextet, In C by Terry Riley 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, Terry Riley and Salvador Breed, light choreography by Nick Verstand.

New European Ensemble plays minimalist Steve Reich’s Double Sextet, In C by Terry Riley 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.

Thu 25 Apr '24
19:30
Den Haag
Royal Conservatoire
KC Spring Festival
New European Ensemble will perform new compositions at the annual festival for new music: Spring Festival at the Royal Conservatoire den Haag.

Spring Festival is the annual festival for new music, organized by the composition department of the Royal Conservatoire den Haag.

Every year, the youngest generation of composition students at the Royal Conservatoire presents themselves with new work. They show through their performances, installations, concerts and spectacles that the composition department has lost none of its radicality and inquisitive attitude in all these years.

The New European Ensemble will perform ‘La Arqueologia del Neon’ by composer in residence Oscar Bettison and new compositions by Aaron Israel Levin, Annija Zarina and Hesce Mourits.

Thu 2 Nov '23
20:00
Valencia
TBA
Francisco Coll
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Sun 5 Nov '23
16:00
Den Haag
Nieuwe Kerk
Francisco Coll
A voluminous portrait of the Spanish composer Francisco Coll (1985).

Coll incorporates rhythmic influences from Flamenco in his contemporary works. Tales Oblicuas was commissioned by the New European Ensemble. One of Coll’s most important sources of inspiration is Elliott Carter, as you can hear in his ASKO Concerto. Mask can be heard by Michel van der Aa, one of the most important Dutch composers of today.

Programme
Francisco Coll Liquid Symmetries
Michel van der Aa Mask
Francisco Coll Taleas Oblicuas
Thomas Ades Chamber Symphony
Francisco Coll Piedras

Performers
Tito Munoz conductor
Christopher Bouwman oboe solo

Sun 12 Nov '23
16:00
Den Haag
TBA
Speeddate with KC composition department
Private event in collaboration with Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

Composition students try out their sketches with members of the New European Ensemble.

Tue 10 Oct '23
20:00
Den Haag
Amare, Conservatoriumzaal
Construction of an acoustic space
New work by Gabriel Paiuk.

Construction of an Acoustic Space is a piece by Gabriel Paiuk for ensemble and electronics. Our recording has been released on the label Timbres. In October he will receive his doctorate from Leiden University. As part of this we play his piece at his presentation concert in Amare.

Sun 15 Oct '23
15:30
Den Bosch
Toonzaal
Lera Auerbach - portret
She is remarkably versatile with published volumes of poetry, bronze sculptures and a catalog of musical works that have been performed around the world. She is also active as a pianist and conductor.

New European Ensemble performs her Horn Trio and Seraphim Canticles. Of the latter work, Auerbach says: “It requires from the musicians a burning intensity, full emotional commitment and a great sensitivity to the colors and shades of sound.”

Wed 18 Oct '23
15:00
Den Haag
Kloosterkerk
Peter en de Wolf (4+)
The famous fairy tale about Peter and the Wolf!

When little Peter walks out of the garden of his house one fine day, he meets all kinds of animals and experiences an exciting adventure. New European Ensemble, organist Geerten van de Wetering and narrator Tobias Wenting bring the story to life with the music of Sergei Prokofiev!

Sat 21 Oct '23
19:15
Den Haag
Amare, Concertzaal
Lera Auerbach Festival: Sogno di Stabat Mater
Pergolesi's touching Stabat Mater forms the recognizable starting point for Auerbach's composition for violin, viola and chamber orchestra. In this purely instrumental Sogno di Stabat Mater, Auerbach makes a connection between musical elements that span three centuries.

“What appeals to me in Auerbach’s music is her reflection on loneliness – the aloneness of man. […] Her music evokes an inner search for peace and balance in me as a listener and performer.” – Emlyn Stam, artistic director New European Ensemble.

Dreammusik puts the listener in a dream-like state. “It is dark, gloomy and very beautiful,” said the cellist Ani Aznavoorian to whom Auerbach dedicated it. The Australian/Dutch composer Kate Moore produces a repetitive and powerful work, based on minimal means. Pergolesi’s touching version of Stabat Mater forms the recognizable starting point for Auerbach’s composition for violin, viola and chamber orchestra. This purely instrumental Sogno di Stabat Mater contains musical elements that span three centuries.

Sun 22 Oct '23
14:30
Den Haag
Amare, Conservatoriumzaal
Lera Auerbach Festival: Seraphim Canticles & Gallow Songs
The Trio for violin, horn and piano seems to end with a dazzling third movement, but then Lera surprises Auerbach with a closing Adagio, a masterpiece of weightlessness. To the Seraphim Canticles, Auerbach began writing in her temporary home after her New York apartment was destroyed by fire in the fall of 2009.

Programme
Lera Auerbach Trio for violin, French horn and piano (2014)
Lera Auerbach Seraphim Canticles (2011) sextet for 2 violins, 2 violas and 2 cello’s

Seraphim are biblical angels, terrifying, flaming and with six wings (sextet). Lera Auerbach: ‘This is a very personal work. It’s an intense prayer, perhaps an unrelenting look at despair.’ Lera Auerbach concludes her Trio for violin, horn and piano with a surprising Adagio, a masterpiece of weightlessness. She began writing to the Seraphim Canticles after her New York apartment was destroyed by fire in the fall of 2009. ‘This is a very personal work. It’s an intense prayer, perhaps an unrelenting look at despair.’

Mon 30 Oct '23
19:30
Madrid
Museo Reina Sofía (A400)
Francisco Coll
Francisco Coll’s music echoes the spirit and sound world of Spanish flamenco in poetic works filled with energy.

He juxtaposes extreme sonic materials in a gripping, rhythmic fashion. His works have been performed by major orchestras worldwide like the LA Philharmonic and Lucerne Symphony Orchestras, as well as featured at the BBC Proms, Verbier and Tanglewood. NEuE presents a newly commissioned work with Oboe soloist Christopher Bouwman alongside central ensemble works by Coll and composers who inspired his work.

Fri 19 May '23
20:15
Den Haag
Paleiskerk
Classical NOW! The People United: Music for Change
A premiere programme of Ukrainian pieces and compositions by composers from Belarus and Russia who resist dictatorship.

One universal language
​Music can bring about change and fraternisation. It is with this motivation that Hanna Shybayeva, Maya Fridman and Konstantyn Napolov enjoy performing together. They moved to the Netherlands from Minsk, Moscow and Odessa respectively. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has turned their lives upside down. But they are determined to show that music can bridge differences and that musicians share a common language.

Together with New European Ensemble, they present a premiere programme of Ukrainian pieces and compositions by composers from Belarus and Russia who resist dictatorship. Maya Fridman will play the Dutch premiere of the Cello Sonata by Evgeny Kissin, the world-renowned Russian-born master pianist ​who takes a strong stand against the war, including with his compositions.

The programme also offers world premieres by Maxim Kolomiiets and Victoria Poleva, two prominent young Ukrainian composers. The Belarusian Kanstantin Yaskou was a figurehead of musical life in his homeland, which he fled. A major new work for the New European Ensemble will be premiered at our festival.

Program

​Maxim Kolomiiets
Reflections of Emptiness for percussion and piano
world premiere

Victoria Poleva
Shades for percussion, viola and piano
world premiere

Evgeny Kissen
Cello Sonata
Dutch premiere

Oxana Omelchuk
Nocturne for ensemble and electronics

Kanstantin Yaskou
​Oneness for ten musicians
world premiere

New European Ensemble
Sun 23 Jan '22
15:00
Amsterdam
De Rode Hoed
Music For Belarus
An afternoon with a current look at the situation in Belarus.
This concert will be livestreamed.

A panel discusses the current situation in Belarus. The work of many Belarusian artists, composers and musicians was banned in their own country. The New European Ensemble will therefore play works by Yaskou, Podgaiskaya, Voronov en Omelchuck.

This concert will be livestreamed. Order a free ticket for the livestream here.

Sat 29 Jan '22
20:15
Den Haag
Nieuwe Kerk
Tombeau de Couperin: an ode to Maurice Ravel
New European Ensemble presents an Ode to Maurice Ravel, one of the most beloved composers of the 20th century.

In this concert, his work Tombeau de Couperin will be played in a new version by New European Ensemble. Also: the new piece Ships Vanishing in the Horizon by Mikel Urquiza.

Thu 10 Mar '22
19:00
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Symphonic Cinema: Daphnis et Chloé
Filmmaker Lucas van Woerkum makes overwhelming cinemascope films set to classical music.

In 2018 Daphnis et Chloé premiered to the music by Ravel, and in 2020 The Echo of Being, to music by Mahler. Watch them both in one evening! (separate tickets required)

 

Thu 10 Mar '22
21:00
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Symphonic Cinema: The Echo of Being
Filmmaker Lucas van Woerkum makes overwhelming cinemascope films set to classical music.

In 2018 Daphnis et Chloé premiered to the music by Ravel, and in 2020 The Echo of Being, to music by Mahler. Watch them both in one evening! (separate tickets required)

 

Tue 15 Mar '22
20:30
Tilburg
Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg
Symphonic Cinema: Firebird – Daphnis & Chloé
Symphonic Cinema, the unique concert form of filmmaker Lucas van Woerkum, has conquered Dutch and foreign concert halls in recent years.

The film director creates his wonderful film stories based on symphonic masterpieces of classical music, which are performed live. During the concert, he sits in the orchestra and subtly adjusts the images on the large movie screen so that they are in sync with the music. In this way he creates a work of art in which image and sound flow into a unity.

 

New European Ensemble
Wed 16 Mar '22
18:00
Den Haag
Amare, Concertzaal
Symphonic Cinema: Daphnis & Chloé
With his impressionistic music for this ballet, Ravel beautifully embodied the sensual and sultry atmosphere of the ancient Greek shepherd idyll.

Van Woerkum’s interpretation shows that the search for true love is complicated because Chloé loses herself in ostentation and narcissism. It’s up to Daphnis to show Chloé that under her mask is a vulnerable and loving person.

 

New European Ensemble
Wed 16 Mar '22
18:30
Den Haag
Theater aan het Spui
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

Wed 16 Mar '22
20:30
Den Haag
Amare, Concertzaal
Symphonic Cinema: The Echo of Being
The latest film by Lucas van Woerkom is The Echo of Being, in which composer Gustav Mahler plays a central role.

The film script is based on biographical elements from the lives of Gustav, Alma and their daughter Maria Mahler. It reflects on life, death and everything that comes after. Van Woerkum interweaves this with Mahler’s most impressive music: Totenfeier, the Fourth Symphony and his dramatic Ninth Symphony. Rarely have you experienced Mahler and his music so intensely.

New European Ensemble
Thu 17 Mar '22
18:30
Den Haag
Theater aan het Spui
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Thu 17 Mar '22
19:00
Enschede
Muziekcentrum Enschede, Grote Zaal
Symphonic Cinema: Daphnis et Chloé
With his impressionistic music for this ballet, Ravel beautifully embodied the sensual and sultry atmosphere of the ancient Greek shepherd idyll.

Van Woerkum’s interpretation shows that the search for true love is complicated because Chloé loses herself in ostentation and narcissism. It’s up to Daphnis to show Chloé that under her mask is a vulnerable and loving person.

Thu 17 Mar '22
21:00
Enschede
Muziekcentrum Enschede, Grote Zaal
Symphonic Cinema: The Echo of Being
The latest film by Lucas van Woerkum is The Echo of Being, in which composer Gustav Mahler plays a central role.

The film script is based on biographical elements from the lives of Gustav, Alma and their daughter Maria Mahler. It reflects on life, death and everything that comes after. Van Woerkum interweaves this with Mahler’s most impressive music: Totenfeier, the Fourth Symphony and his dramatic Ninth Symphony. Rarely have you experienced Mahler and his music so intensely.

New European Ensemble
Fri 18 Mar '22
18:30
Den Haag
Theater aan het Spui
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Fri 18 Mar '22
19:30
Venlo
De Maaspoort
Symphonic Cinema: Daphnis et Chloé
With his impressionistic music for this ballet, Ravel beautifully embodied the sensual and sultry atmosphere of the ancient Greek shepherd idyll.

Van Woerkum’s interpretation shows that the search for true love is complicated because Chloé loses herself in ostentation and narcissism. It’s up to Daphnis to show Chloé that under her mask is a vulnerable and loving person.

New European Ensemble
Fri 18 Mar '22
21:30
Venlo
De Maaspoort
Symphonic Cinema: The Echo of Being
The latest film by Lucas van Woerkum is The Echo of Being, in which composer Gustav Mahler plays a central role.

The film script is based on biographical elements from the lives of Gustav, Alma and their daughter Maria Mahler. It reflects on life, death and everything that comes after. Van Woerkum interweaves this with Mahler’s most impressive music: Totenfeier, the Fourth Symphony and his dramatic Ninth Symphony. Rarely have you experienced Mahler and his music so intensely.

New European Ensemble
Sat 19 Mar '22
18:30
Den Haag
Theater aan het Spui
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Tue 22 Mar '22
18:30
Den Haag
Theater aan het Spui
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Wed 23 Mar '22
18:30
Den Haag
Theater aan het Spui
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Thu 24 Mar '22
20:15
Den Haag
Nieuwe Kerk
Fratres – Arvo Pärt in Focus
New European Ensemble presents a multifaceted portrait of the beloved Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

We’ll perform the central works of Pärt’s characteristic Tintinabulli style, inspired by bell sounds. This is how his Tabula Rasa, a work that heralds a new beginning, sounds like Fratres; a plea for peace and brotherhood in troubled times. We’ll play Pärt’s work Quintettino for wind quintet from 1964, his humorous Wenn Bach Bienen gezichten hätte and the beautifully tranquil work In Spe.

New European Ensemble also plays works by two young Estonian composers who were inspired by Pärt. The wind quintet Sounds Behind the Times by Pärt Uusberg, with many Estonian folk influences, and the tranquil piano trio by Riho Asko Maimets; a composer who considers Arvo Pärt to be one of his most important musical influences.

New European Ensemble
Fri 25 Mar '22
20:15
Amsterdam
Muziekgebouw Aan 't IJ
Fratres / Arvo Pärt in Focus
New European Ensemble presents a multifaceted portrait of the beloved Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

We’ll perform the central works of Pärt’s characteristic Tintinabulli style, inspired by bell sounds. This is how his Tabula Rasa, a work that heralds a new beginning, sounds like Fratres; a plea for peace and brotherhood in troubled times. We’ll play Pärt’s work Quintettino for wind quintet from 1964, his humorous Wenn Bach Bienen gezichten hätte and the beautifully tranquil work In Spe.

New European Ensemble also plays works by two young Estonian composers who were inspired by Pärt. The wind quintet Sounds Behind the Times by Pärt Uusberg, with many Estonian folk influences, and the tranquil piano trio by Riho Asko Maimets; a composer who considers Arvo Pärt to be one of his most important musical influences.

New European Ensemble
Sat 26 Mar '22
18:30
Zwolle
Zwolse Theaters
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Sun 27 Mar '22
14:00
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Fratres – Arvo Pärt in Focus
New European Ensemble presents a multifaceted portrait of the beloved Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

We’ll perform the central works of Pärt’s characteristic Tintinabulli style, inspired by bell sounds. This is how his Tabula Rasa, a work that heralds a new beginning, sounds like Fratres; a plea for peace and brotherhood in troubled times. We’ll play Pärt’s work Quintettino for wind quintet from 1964, his humorous Wenn Bach Bienen gezichten hätte and the beautifully tranquil work In Spe.

New European Ensemble also plays works by two young Estonian composers who were inspired by Pärt. The wind quintet Sounds Behind the Times by Pärt Uusberg, with many Estonian folk influences, and the tranquil piano trio by Riho Asko Maimets; a composer who considers Arvo Pärt to be one of his most important musical influences.

New European Ensemble
Sun 27 Mar '22
18:30
Zwolle
Zwolse Theaters
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Tue 29 Mar '22
18:30
Breda
Chassé Theater
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Wed 30 Mar '22
18:30
Breda
Chassé Theater
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Fri 1 Apr '22
18:30
Alkmaar
Theater De Vest
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Sat 2 Apr '22
18:30
Alkmaar
Theater De Vest
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Tue 5 Apr '22
18:30
Hoorn
Schouwburg Het Park
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Wed 6 Apr '22
18:30
Hoorn
Schouwburg Het Park
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Sat 9 Apr '22
18:30
Venlo
De Maaspoort
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Sun 10 Apr '22
14:30
Venlo
De Maaspoort
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Wed 13 Apr '22
18:30
Utrecht
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Thu 14 Apr '22
18:30
Utrecht
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Sun 17 Apr '22
18:30
Rotterdam
Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Mon 18 Apr '22
18:30
Rotterdam
Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Wed 20 Apr '22
18:30
Limburg
Parkstad Limburg Theaters
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

Sun 24 Apr '22
15:00
Amsterdam
De Rode Hoed
Ukraine
A musical tribute to and conversation about a country at war.

On the morning of February 24, the Russian attack on Ukraine began. Since then, the war has dominated not only news outlets and newspaper front pages but the minds of every compassionate news consumer. Two months after the start of the war, Rode Hoed organizes an afternoon about Ukraine: with lectures, music and exchanges of views.

While one now needs to talk about the developments of the war, the other mainly needs to listen without actively contributing. This afternoon there is something for everyone. We hear lectures from various speakers with a special connection to Ukraine about their experience of this war and their memories of Ukraine before the war. These stories, poems and experiences are interspersed with music by New European Ensemble, who play the work of Ukrainian composers.

Finally, there is room for conversation, both between the speakers on stage and with the audience in the hall, moderated by journalist Franka Hummels. We then take a look at the current affairs and current developments in the country.

New European Ensemble
Thu 28 Apr '22
18:30
Amsterdam
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Fri 29 Apr '22
18:30
Amsterdam
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Sat 30 Apr '22
18:30
Amsterdam
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Sun 1 May '22
14:30
Amsterdam
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Wed 4 May '22
18:30
Den Haag
Theater aan het Spui
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Thu 5 May '22
18:30
Den Haag
Theater aan het Spui
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Sat 7 May '22
18:30
Den Haag
Theater aan het Spui
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Sun 8 May '22
14:30
Den Haag
Theater aan het Spui
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Tue 10 May '22
18:30
Nijmegen
Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Wed 11 May '22
18:30
Nijmegen
Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Sat 14 May '22
18:30
Drachten
Schouwburg De Lawei
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Tue 17 May '22
18:30
Enschede
Wilminktheater en Muziekcentrum Enschede
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Wed 18 May '22
18:30
Enschede
Wilminktheater en Muziekcentrum Enschede
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Fri 20 May '22
18:30
's Hertogenbosch
Verkadefabriek
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

Sat 21 May '22
16:15
Den Haag
Nieuwe Kerk
Dag in de Branding
New European Ensemble performs the Dutch premiere of Ritroverai le nubi – a work about childlike silence and contemplation by Italian Amsterdammer Giuliano Bracci.

Brazilian composer Julian Maple-Oliveira, who studied not only composition but also sonology, loves alternative and complex pop music. He has now combined all these interests in an experimental song cycle for soprano, acoustic instruments (played by the members of the New European Ensemble) and self-built electromechanical instruments.

Following this, the New European Ensemble performs the Dutch premiere of Ritroverai le nubi – a work about childlike silence and contemplation by Italian Amsterdammer Giuliano Bracci.

Julian “For the Dag in de Branding project I am developing a series of five musical experiments in the form of songs for voice, electronics and instrumental ensemble. This project combines my love for cartoons and contemporary music. In associating these two aspects I’ve created a persona named Oliver Maple – a cartoon character who writes music and goes on fantastic (and fun) adventures.” You can listen to the 5 songs here. These songs will be performed in a special arrangement on May 21st by the New European Ensemble.

New European Ensemble
Sat 21 May '22
18:30
's Hertogenbosch
Verkadefabriek
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Tue 24 May '22
18:30
Haarlem
Toneelschuur
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Wed 25 May '22
18:30
Haarlem
Toneelschuur
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

New European Ensemble
Thu 26 May '22
18:30
Haarlem
Toneelschuur
Leedvermaak trilogie | Het Nationale Theater
The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.

In her famous trilogy – Leedvermaak, Rijgdraad, Simon – Judith Herzberg sketches with a great sense of humor a portrait of a family in Amsterdam between the early 1970s and the turn of the century. Eric de Vroedt: “The Leedvermaak trilogy is about great and small human suffering, with the temptation to remain silent and look away.”

Sun 29 May '22
11:00
Den Bosch
Toonzaal
A portrait of Sofia Goebaidoelina
Meditation and tumult: they seem to be mutually exclusive, but the Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina is known for incorporating both of these into her music in a beautiful way.

Her work is on the one hand rooted in the Russian tradition of her predecessors such as Dmitri Shostakovich, but on the other hand it also originates from a process of improvisation and intimate reflection.

The composer played the guitar herself, so this instrument is close to her heart. Another of her favorite instruments is the double bass, which takes on a solo role in Sotto Voce and Repentance. These chamber music works from the last decades are written for a small guitar ensemble with a solo part for the viola in Sotto Voce and for the cello in the mysterious piece Repentance.

Sat 18 Jun '22
15:00
Den Haag
Amare, Conservatoriumzaal
Dag van de Nederlandse componist
The first edition of 'Dag van de Componist'.

New Music NOW organizes the first edition of ‘Dag van de Componist’. A celebration of new music. Music by composers who are active in the Netherlands can be heard throughout the country: not only in concert halls and theatres, but also from clock towers, on the street and in living rooms. The NTR and VPRO will make live reports and New Music NOW streams concerts and interviews all day long. Reporters from all over the country report on this special day.

New European Ensemble plays music bij Seung-Won Oh:

A Portrait
Black Crow
Sifting Through Memory
New Work

Tue 5 Jul '22
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 '22
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 '22
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 '22
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 '22
20:15
Den Haag
Nieuwe Kerk
Reinventing Tango
NEuE feat. Gustavo Beytelmann - the legendary tango pianist and composer who played together with Astor Piazzolla.

New works that bridge the gap between contemporary experimentation and tango traditions. The ensemble plays together with tango musicians Gustavo Beytelmann (piano), Victor Hugo Villena (bandoneon), Virgilio Monti (double bass), Oscar Bohórquez (violin) and Barbara Varassi (piano) – all Argentine tango musicians.

Fri 14 Oct '22
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 '22
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.

Wed 9 Nov '22
21:00
Rome (Italy)
Romaeurope Festival
1984
“When I first read 1984 I was terrified because I realized I was born in this exact dystopian world” affirms Estonian composer Mihkel Kerem who, inspired by the famous novel by Orwell, sought to create a musical composition for the New European Ensemble (considered as one of the most important Dutch ensembles).

His music is accompanied by the cinematographic images of director Gijs Besseling – anticipated by a video introduction by Edward Snowden – that reconstruct the Orwellian narrative by transplanting it to our present. This encounter, today becomes a musical show- the Italian version of which includes the presence of actor Marco Quaglia- intent on investigating the way in which our lives increasingly depend on technology and how the latter allows governments and companies to intercept and record our data. Do we live in the dystopia described by Orwell? And is an escape still possible?

Fri 18 Nov '22
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.

Sun 20 Nov '22
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 4 Dec '22
21:00
Amsterdam
Muziekgebouw Aan 'tIJ
Pianoduo Festival Amsterdam
Spectacular duo playing in the world premiere of a new concert by Kate Moore and four pianos celebrate the magic of the keys in multiple ways.

Piano duo Scholtes & Janssens and the equally brilliant Israeli Silver Garburg Piano Duo join forces for Bach’s Concerto for four pianos and string orchestra, rarely heard live, and a performance of Ravel’s Bolero on four pianos. Not the colors of the orchestra, but the hypnotic repetition of the theme gets all the attention.

If one contemporary composer can further underline the magic of two pianos, it is Kate Moore. With her melodically driven minimalism, this Australian composer needs few resources to conjure up with sound and colour. For this reason, in 2017 she was the first female composer to win the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize. And for that reason alone the first performance of her Concerto for two pianos and string orchestra is an unmissable closing of the Pianoduo Festival.

Sun 15 Jan '23
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 '23
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 '23
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 '23
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.

Fri 27 Jan '23
19:00
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.

Sun 29 Jan '23
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 '23
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.

Sat 4 Feb '23
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 '23
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.

Thu 9 Feb '23
20:00
Amsterdam
Koninklijk Theater Carré
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 '23
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 '23
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.

Fri 17 Feb '23
20:15
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.

Tue 21 Feb '23
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 '23
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 24 Feb '23
19:00
Den Haag
Kunstmuseum
Metamorfosen: a musical journey into the world of MC Escher
New European Ensemble, DEFRAME and Kunstmuseum Den Haag combine the power of illusion, music and images in “Metamorfosen: A Musical Journey into the World of MC Escher”. Performances will take place on February, 23rd and 24th, 2023, in the Kunstmuseum in The Hague, during the exhibition “Escher – Andere Wereld”.

New work by Romanian composer Vlad Maistorovici, a touching homage to the famous Metamorfose no.2 as well as Maistorovici’s post-Webernesque arrangements of Bach’s canons, so closely connected to Escher’s mathematical world are among the highlights. The program includes Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im spiegel, also reflected in Escher’s work, as well as the mathematically unified Konzert für 9 Instrumente by Anton Webern, another composer whose use of canons and variations connects with Escher’s imagery.

Program:

J. D. HEINICHEN Kleines harmonisches Labyrinth (formerly BWV 591)
(hyperbolisation for ensemble by V. Maistorovici)

J. S. BACH Endlessly rising canon from Das Musikalische Opfer BWV 1079
(orch. V. Maistorovici)

A. WEBERN Concerto for 9 instruments op. 24

A. PÄRT Spiegel im spiegel
for cello and piano

V. MAISTOROVICI Metamorfose after M. C. Escher
for ensemble of 15 instruments (world premiere)

J. S. BACH Chorale In dir ist freude BWV 615
(orch. V. Maistorovici)

Sat 25 Feb '23
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 '23
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 '23
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.

Tue 7 Mar '23
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 '23
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.

Sun 12 Mar '23
19:30
Den Haag
Nieuwe Kerk
Hosokawa - a feast of new music!
A feast of new music!

Toshio Hosokawa – a portrait
Hosokawa – Drawing
Hosokawa – Two Japanese Folksongs
Pasi Lyytikäinen – Nieuw werk
Hosokawa – Nieuw werk
Hosokawa – Singing Garden
Hosokawa – Landscape VI Cloudscapes

Tue 14 Mar '23
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 '23
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 '23
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 '23
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.

Thu 30 Mar '23
20:00
Den Bosch
Theater aan de Parade
Stabat Mater
With all the beautiful performances of Bach's St. John and St. Matthew Passion, you would almost forget that even now composers find inspiration in Easter and Holy Week.

Do you love modern classical music and would you like something different this Easter? New European Ensemble traditionally plays the beautiful Stabat Mater by Arvo Pärt from 1985, this time in combination with the lively Stabat Mater from 1736 by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Combining past and present is the strength of this unique ensemble. After all, according to Stravinsky, tradition is not a relic of the past, but a living force that shapes and inspires the present.

New European Ensemble
Thu 17 Mar '22
19:00
Enschede
Muziekcentrum Enschede, Grote Zaal
Symphonic Cinema: Daphnis et Chloé / Ravel
With his impressionistic music for this ballet, Ravel beautifully embodied the sensual and sultry atmosphere of the ancient Greek shepherd idyll. Van Woerkum’s interpretation shows that the search for true love is complicated because Chloé loses herself in ostentation and narcissism. It’s up to Daphnis to show Chloé that under her mask is a vulnerable and loving person.
Sun 7 Nov '21
21:00
Zwolle
Hedon
NEuE & Delic
For the LONE WOLF project, producer and artist Delic goes a step further in expanding the boundaries of audiovisual art. LONE WOLF stands for finding your own way in life and making your own choices. New European Ensemble plays an intro for the show.
Tue 2 Nov '21
20:15
Leiden
Stadsgehoorzaal
1984
New European Ensemble presents the premiere of the 1984 performance with whistleblower Edward Snowden and actor Boris van der Ham based on George Orwell's book. Estonian composer Mihkel Kerem wrote an ensemble piece inspired by the novel for NEuE. Film maker Gijs Besseling made an accompanying film in which musicians from the ensemble portray Orwell's story linked to their role in the piece. Narrations from Orwell's novel are acted by Boris van der Ham with commentary by Edward Snowden. Snowden made the disclosure about the US NSA and the extent to which ordinary citizens' communications are intercepted and tapped. According to Snowden, “Increasingly we lose our seat at the table and our ability to steer the future and all of these processes begin from the corruption of language which was Orwell's greatest fear.” The increasing extent to which our personal communications are intercepted and stored by companies and governments prove the relevance of 1984 in the present time. Advances in technology make it possible to keep us under surveillance and are nothing less than a step towards Orwell's dystopia. “A massively powerful piece…the playing is superb…a superb telling of Orwell’s story.” -Musical America “A powerful evocation of the dystopian themes of Orwell’s novel places the orchestra score at its heart…gripping and compelling.” **** Planet Hugill New European Ensemble Willem Stam cello Boris van der Ham actor Edward Snowden presentation Gijs Besseling film Karim Ameur translation and dramaturgy
Mon 28 Jun '21
19:00
The Mad King

The Mad King, by OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble, is an immersive and colorful theater experience, in which a powerful man in isolation fights his delusions, a strange guest enters, astonishing sounds can be heard, and we can escape our seclusion for a while, corona proof – on the wings of art.

Surrounded by his wondrous bird collection, the man cranks up his barrel organ and becomes inspired by the sound and color of remarkable mechanical instruments: all meant to stifle the cackling voices in his head. But then a strange guest flies in. It is a migratory bird from Asia that takes up residence in one of the cages, thus posing a threat to the magnificent collection of songbirds. The beginning of a free fall, which forces him to face his fears, beliefs and habits.

The legendary “Eight Songs for a Mad King” by composer Peter Maxwell Davies have their roots in history. The ‘mad king’ is George III of England, the monarch who, in addition to the American colonies, also lost his mind. He used the tunes from a mechanical organ to teach his collection of bullfinches to sing. In 1969, Peter Maxwell Davies converted these melodies into a range of music styles that form a poignant theatrical account of madness and insanity. These crazy and outlandish songs are the ultimate challenge for a baritone, who has to use his voice from frighteningly high to heart-sagging low, performed with extreme expressiveness.

In The Mad King by OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble, the eight songs are heard amidst the isolated man’s fabulous fantasies. In these, the music of court composer Georg Frideric Handel plays a major role. The music from his operas and oratorios, also full of bird song and folk music, fits extremely wonderful into the universe of The Mad King.

Worth a special mention is the collaboration with Museum Speelklok – the specialist in the field of mechanical organs and musical instruments.

ARTISTIC TEAM

Concept and stage direction Stefano Simone Pintor
Music Peter Maxwell Davies, Georg Frideric Handel, Brendan Faegre
Libretto “Eight Songs for a Mad King” Julian Randolph Stowe, based on the writings of George III of Great Britain
Design of the musical universe Brendan Faegre
Musical direction Hernán Schvartzman
Artistic direction New European Ensemble Emlyn Stam
Scenography Herbert Janse
Light design Uri Rapaport
Sound design Arne Bock
Technical producer Ronald Tebra
Costume design Mirjam Pater
Hair and make-up Nienke Algra

CAST

Baritone Charles Johnston or Wiebe Pier Cnossen
Mime Bodine Sutorius
Ensemble Six musicians of the New European Ensemble (on stage)

Sun 21 Mar '21
23:05
Online at NPO2 Extra
New European Ensemble presents premiere of film 1984 on NPO2 Extra (Dutch)
New European Ensemble presents the film 1984 with Edward Snowden on NPO Television Network New European Ensemble presents the premiere of the Dutch language film 1984 with Edward Snowden on Sunday March 21 at 23:05 on Netherlands NPO2 Extra. The film with actor Boris van der Ham and whistleblower Edward Snowden is based George Orwell’s classic novel. The Estonian composer Mihkel Kerem wrote a new ensemble piece based on the novel, which will be performed by the New European Ensemble in the film. The premiere of the English language version of the film with actor Joseph Thompson, will be launched with Greengage Ventures on April 23 at 19:00. A tour with performances in theatres will begin in October 2021. 1984 Movie Premiere The New European Ensemble drafted Gijs Besseling to create a full-length movie combining Kerem’s ensemble piece with texts from Orwell’s novel acted by Boris van der Ham and Joseph Thompson and presented by Edward Snowden. Musicians from the ensemble also act in a gripping cinematic rendition of the events from novel. Credits 1984 Text: George Orwell Film: Gijs Besseling Director: Emlyn Stam Producer: Frederique Meijers Actor: Boris van der Ham/Joseph Thompson Presentation: Edward Snowden Music and conductor: Mihkel Kerem Cello solo: Willem Stam Ensemble: New European Ensemble Duration: 65 minutes Made possible by: Het Kersjesfonds, the Netherlands Performing Art Fund and The City of The Hague for making 1984 possible.
Thu 19 Nov '20
18:30
Amsterdam
CC Amstel
Grensvariaties – CC Amstel
Grensvariaties is a new music theatre performance about physical, social and psychological boundaries. The music is composed by Martijn Padding and the libretto written and performed by P.F. Thomése. During the performance Thomése sits in the middle of the small five-piece ensemble consisting of flute, clarinet, trumpet, harp and viola. Humour plays a key role in communicating the central message of the performance; that exploring the boundaries blurs their solidity. Language: Dutch PROGRAMME Martijn Padding – Grensvariaties With texts by P.F. Thomése PERFORMERS New European Ensemble P.F. Thomése – narrator
Sat 24 Oct '20
15:00
Den Haag
Korzo
Grensvariaties – Dag in de Branding / Korzo
Grensvariaties is a new music theatre performance about physical, social and psychological boundaries. The music is composed by Martijn Padding and the libretto written and performed by P.F. Thomése. During the performance Thomése sits in the middle of the small five-piece ensemble consisting of flute, clarinet, trumpet, harp and viola. Humour plays a key role in communicating the central message of the performance; that exploring the boundaries blurs their solidity. Language: Dutch PROGRAMME Martijn Padding – Grensvariaties With texts by P.F. Thomése PERFORMERS New European Ensemble P.F. Thomése – narrator in co-operation with Dag in de Branding
Wed 18 Dec '19
20:30
Amsterdam
CC Amstel
Literary Salon Heine – Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen
Heinrich Heine’s Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen is a satirical epic detailing his journey from Paris to Hamburg during the winter of 1843. The work was censored after its publication because of its anti-German language and satirical, political caricatures. Robert Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen are similarly witty and satirical as is György Kurtág’s Hommage à R. Schumann inspired by his predecessors piece for clarinet, piano and viola. Texts: Heinrich Heine (German) Music: Robert Schumann and György Kurtág Actor: Jan Hellberg Musicians: James Meldrum – clarinet, Shuann Chai – piano, Emlyn Stam – viola
Thu 7 Nov '19
21:00
Den Bosch
Verkadefabriek - Clubzaal
DJ Gabriel Prokofiev
DJ and curator of nonclassical concerts Gabriel Prokofiev will create a concert performance with us by mixing his own electronic improvisations on three works performed by the ensemble. New European plays Steve Reich’s pullitzer prize winning Double Sextet as well as new works by Italian composer Carlo Boccadoro and Prokofiev in what promises to be an upbeat evening of driving minimal beats. PROGRAM Gabriel Prokofiev – New work (world premiere) Carlo Boccadoro Primo Taccuino dell’ombra e della Luce Steve Reich – Double Sextet