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26 February 2020 | 8:15 pm | Alkmaar
Opera Melancholica – Alkmaar

OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble welcome you at the anatomical theatre of the human mind. Through cinematic minimal music by composer Philip Glass and a story by the ‘Master of the Macabre’ Edgar Allan Poe you will be presented with fantastic visions and horrifying delusions live at the theatre. The production focuses on the Dutch première of Glass’s compelling opera in two acts ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks based on Poe’s story. The piece portrays the melancholiac Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, who in this production is portrayed by both a soprano and a female dancer. We will immerse you in Usher’s melancholia and show you all corners of the human mind: Opera Melancholica.

Melancholia is a human trait. We harbour lucid dreams of a better world and life after death. These can be overwhelming experiences, but we pay a price for such ideals when we have returned to harsh reality. That is, if we can find our way back….

Co-production with OPERA2DAY and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Music: Philip Glass, The Fall of the House of Usher (Netherlands Premiere)
Concept and stage direction: Serge van Veggel
Conductor: Carlo Boccadoro

 

CAST

Physician / director Rene M. Broeders
Roderick Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov
William Drew Santini
Madeline (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete
Madeline (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)
Physician Georgi Sztojanov

Opera Melancholica – Alkmaar
26 February 2020 | 8:15 pm
TAQA Theater De Vest | Alkmaar
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28 February 2020 | 8:00 pm | Eindhoven
Opera Melancholica – Eindhoven

OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble welcome you at the anatomical theatre of the human mind. Through cinematic minimal music by composer Philip Glass and a story by the ‘Master of the Macabre’ Edgar Allan Poe you will be presented with fantastic visions and horrifying delusions live at the theatre. The production focuses on the Dutch première of Glass’s compelling opera in two acts ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks based on Poe’s story. The piece portrays the melancholiac Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, who in this production is portrayed by both a soprano and a female dancer. We will immerse you in Usher’s melancholia and show you all corners of the human mind: Opera Melancholica.

Melancholia is a human trait. We harbour lucid dreams of a better world and life after death. These can be overwhelming experiences, but we pay a price for such ideals when we have returned to harsh reality. That is, if we can find our way back….

Co-production with OPERA2DAY and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Music: Philip Glass, The Fall of the House of Usher (Netherlands Premiere)
Concept and stage direction: Serge van Veggel
Conductor: Carlo Boccadoro

 

CAST

Physician / director Rene M. Broeders
Roderick Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov
William Drew Santini
Madeline (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete
Madeline (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)
Physician Georgi Sztojanov

Opera Melancholica – Eindhoven
28 February 2020 | 8:00 pm
Parktheater | Eindhoven
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29 February 2020 | 8:15 pm | Tilburg
Opera Melancholica – Tilburg

OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble welcome you at the anatomical theatre of the human mind. Through cinematic minimal music by composer Philip Glass and a story by the ‘Master of the Macabre’ Edgar Allan Poe you will be presented with fantastic visions and horrifying delusions live at the theatre. The production focuses on the Dutch première of Glass’s compelling opera in two acts ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks based on Poe’s story. The piece portrays the melancholiac Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, who in this production is portrayed by both a soprano and a female dancer. We will immerse you in Usher’s melancholia and show you all corners of the human mind: Opera Melancholica.

Melancholia is a human trait. We harbour lucid dreams of a better world and life after death. These can be overwhelming experiences, but we pay a price for such ideals when we have returned to harsh reality. That is, if we can find our way back….

Co-production with OPERA2DAY and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Music: Philip Glass, The Fall of the House of Usher (Netherlands Premiere)
Concept and stage direction: Serge van Veggel
Conductor: Carlo Boccadoro

 

CAST

Physician / director Rene M. Broeders
Roderick Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov
William Drew Santini
Madeline (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete
Madeline (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)
Physician Georgi Sztojanov

Opera Melancholica – Tilburg
29 February 2020 | 8:15 pm
Theaters Tilburg | Tilburg
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3 March 2020 | 8:15 pm | Rotterdam
Opera Melancholica – Rotterdam

OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble welcome you at the anatomical theatre of the human mind. Through cinematic minimal music by composer Philip Glass and a story by the ‘Master of the Macabre’ Edgar Allan Poe you will be presented with fantastic visions and horrifying delusions live at the theatre. The production focuses on the Dutch première of Glass’s compelling opera in two acts ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks based on Poe’s story. The piece portrays the melancholiac Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, who in this production is portrayed by both a soprano and a female dancer. We will immerse you in Usher’s melancholia and show you all corners of the human mind: Opera Melancholica.

Melancholia is a human trait. We harbour lucid dreams of a better world and life after death. These can be overwhelming experiences, but we pay a price for such ideals when we have returned to harsh reality. That is, if we can find our way back….

Co-production with OPERA2DAY and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Music: Philip Glass, The Fall of the House of Usher (Netherlands Premiere)
Concept and stage direction: Serge van Veggel
Conductor: Carlo Boccadoro

 

CAST

Physician / director Rene M. Broeders
Roderick Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov
William Drew Santini
Madeline (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete
Madeline (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)
Physician Georgi Sztojanov

Opera Melancholica – Rotterdam
3 March 2020 | 8:15 pm
Theaters Rotterdam (Schouwburg) | Rotterdam
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4 March 2020 | 8:00 pm | Utrecht
Opera Melancholica – Utrecht

OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble welcome you at the anatomical theatre of the human mind. Through cinematic minimal music by composer Philip Glass and a story by the ‘Master of the Macabre’ Edgar Allan Poe you will be presented with fantastic visions and horrifying delusions live at the theatre. The production focuses on the Dutch première of Glass’s compelling opera in two acts ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks based on Poe’s story. The piece portrays the melancholiac Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, who in this production is portrayed by both a soprano and a female dancer. We will immerse you in Usher’s melancholia and show you all corners of the human mind: Opera Melancholica.

Melancholia is a human trait. We harbour lucid dreams of a better world and life after death. These can be overwhelming experiences, but we pay a price for such ideals when we have returned to harsh reality. That is, if we can find our way back….

Co-production with OPERA2DAY and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Music: Philip Glass, The Fall of the House of Usher (Netherlands Premiere)
Concept and stage direction: Serge van Veggel
Conductor: Carlo Boccadoro

 

CAST

Physician / director Rene M. Broeders
Roderick Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov
William Drew Santini
Madeline (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete
Madeline (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)
Physician Georgi Sztojanov

Opera Melancholica – Utrecht
4 March 2020 | 8:00 pm
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht | Utrecht
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6 March 2020 | 8:00 pm | Leuven (BE)
Opera Melancholica – Leuven (BE)

OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble welcome you at the anatomical theatre of the human mind. Through cinematic minimal music by composer Philip Glass and a story by the ‘Master of the Macabre’ Edgar Allan Poe you will be presented with fantastic visions and horrifying delusions live at the theatre. The production focuses on the Dutch première of Glass’s compelling opera in two acts ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks based on Poe’s story. The piece portrays the melancholiac Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, who in this production is portrayed by both a soprano and a female dancer. We will immerse you in Usher’s melancholia and show you all corners of the human mind: Opera Melancholica.

Melancholia is a human trait. We harbour lucid dreams of a better world and life after death. These can be overwhelming experiences, but we pay a price for such ideals when we have returned to harsh reality. That is, if we can find our way back….

Co-production with OPERA2DAY and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Music: Philip Glass, The Fall of the House of Usher (Netherlands Premiere)
Concept and stage direction: Serge van Veggel
Conductor: Carlo Boccadoro

 

CAST

Physician / director Rene M. Broeders
Roderick Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov
William Drew Santini
Madeline (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete
Madeline (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)
Physician Georgi Sztojanov

Opera Melancholica – Leuven (BE)
6 March 2020 | 8:00 pm
30CC | Leuven (BE)
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7 March 2020 | 8:30 pm | The Hague
Portrait I – Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Anna Thorvaldsdóttir is one of today’s most recognizable compositional voices. Her works are full of instrumental colour combining intricate detail with a sense of great expansiveness. She has written a new work for the New European Ensemble which will be premiered alongside a new work by the Swedish composer Jesper Nordin who shares a similar stylistic fingerprint.

PROGRAM

Anna Thorvaldsdóttir – Ró
Anna Thorvaldsdóttir – Spectra
Jesper Nordin – New work (world premiere)
Anna Thorvaldsdóttir – Fields
Anna Thorvaldsdóttir – Entropic Arrows (world premiere)


This concert is part of Festival Dag in de Branding

Buy your day pass or passe-partout at www.dagindebranding.nl

Portrait I – Anna Thorvaldsdottir
7 March 2020 | 8:30 pm
Nieuwe Kerk | The Hague
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8 March 2020 | 3:00 pm | The Hague
Portrait II – Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Anna Thorvaldsdóttir is one of today’s most recognizable compositional voices. Her works are full of instrumental colour combining intricate detail with a sense of great expansiveness. She has written a new work for the New European Ensemble which premiered in the first Portrait on Saturday March 7th. Today, we pair her In the Light of Air with a new work by Carlo Boccadoro.

PROGRAM

Carlo Boccadoro – Primo Taccuino dell’ombra e della luce
Anna Thorvaldsdóttir – In the Light of Air

Carlo Boccadoro – conductor


This concert is part of Festival Dag in de Branding

Buy your day pass or passe-partout at www.dagindebranding.nl

Portrait II – Anna Thorvaldsdottir
8 March 2020 | 3:00 pm
Korzo | The Hague
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10 March 2020 | 8:00 pm | Kerkrade
Opera Melancholica – Kerkrade

OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble welcome you at the anatomical theatre of the human mind. Through cinematic minimal music by composer Philip Glass and a story by the ‘Master of the Macabre’ Edgar Allan Poe you will be presented with fantastic visions and horrifying delusions live at the theatre. The production focuses on the Dutch première of Glass’s compelling opera in two acts ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks based on Poe’s story. The piece portrays the melancholiac Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, who in this production is portrayed by both a soprano and a female dancer. We will immerse you in Usher’s melancholia and show you all corners of the human mind: Opera Melancholica.

Melancholia is a human trait. We harbour lucid dreams of a better world and life after death. These can be overwhelming experiences, but we pay a price for such ideals when we have returned to harsh reality. That is, if we can find our way back….

Co-production with OPERA2DAY and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Music: Philip Glass, The Fall of the House of Usher (Netherlands Premiere)
Concept and stage direction: Serge van Veggel
Conductor: Carlo Boccadoro

 

CAST

Physician / director Rene M. Broeders
Roderick Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov
William Drew Santini
Madeline (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete
Madeline (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)
Physician Georgi Sztojanov

Opera Melancholica – Kerkrade
10 March 2020 | 8:00 pm
Theater Kerkrade | Kerkrade
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11 March 2020 | 8:15 pm | Arnhem
Opera Melancholica – Arnhem

OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble welcome you at the anatomical theatre of the human mind. Through cinematic minimal music by composer Philip Glass and a story by the ‘Master of the Macabre’ Edgar Allan Poe you will be presented with fantastic visions and horrifying delusions live at the theatre. The production focuses on the Dutch première of Glass’s compelling opera in two acts ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks based on Poe’s story. The piece portrays the melancholiac Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, who in this production is portrayed by both a soprano and a female dancer. We will immerse you in Usher’s melancholia and show you all corners of the human mind: Opera Melancholica.

Melancholia is a human trait. We harbour lucid dreams of a better world and life after death. These can be overwhelming experiences, but we pay a price for such ideals when we have returned to harsh reality. That is, if we can find our way back….

Co-production with OPERA2DAY and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Music: Philip Glass, The Fall of the House of Usher (Netherlands Premiere)
Concept and stage direction: Serge van Veggel
Conductor: Carlo Boccadoro

 

CAST

Physician / director Rene M. Broeders
Roderick Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov
William Drew Santini
Madeline (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete
Madeline (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)
Physician Georgi Sztojanov

Opera Melancholica – Arnhem
11 March 2020 | 8:15 pm
Stadstheater | Arnhem
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13 March 2020 | 8:00 pm | Gouda
Opera Melancholica – Gouda

OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble welcome you at the anatomical theatre of the human mind. Through cinematic minimal music by composer Philip Glass and a story by the ‘Master of the Macabre’ Edgar Allan Poe you will be presented with fantastic visions and horrifying delusions live at the theatre. The production focuses on the Dutch première of Glass’s compelling opera in two acts ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks based on Poe’s story. The piece portrays the melancholiac Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, who in this production is portrayed by both a soprano and a female dancer. We will immerse you in Usher’s melancholia and show you all corners of the human mind: Opera Melancholica.

Melancholia is a human trait. We harbour lucid dreams of a better world and life after death. These can be overwhelming experiences, but we pay a price for such ideals when we have returned to harsh reality. That is, if we can find our way back….

Co-production with OPERA2DAY and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Music: Philip Glass, The Fall of the House of Usher (Netherlands Premiere)
Concept and stage direction: Serge van Veggel
Conductor: Carlo Boccadoro

 

CAST

Physician / director Rene M. Broeders
Roderick Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov
William Drew Santini
Madeline (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete
Madeline (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)
Physician Georgi Sztojanov

Opera Melancholica – Gouda
13 March 2020 | 8:00 pm
De Goudse Schouwburg | Gouda
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14 March 2020 | 8:15 pm | Dordrecht
Opera Melancholica – Dordrecht

OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble welcome you at the anatomical theatre of the human mind. Through cinematic minimal music by composer Philip Glass and a story by the ‘Master of the Macabre’ Edgar Allan Poe you will be presented with fantastic visions and horrifying delusions live at the theatre. The production focuses on the Dutch première of Glass’s compelling opera in two acts ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks based on Poe’s story. The piece portrays the melancholiac Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, who in this production is portrayed by both a soprano and a female dancer. We will immerse you in Usher’s melancholia and show you all corners of the human mind: Opera Melancholica.

Melancholia is a human trait. We harbour lucid dreams of a better world and life after death. These can be overwhelming experiences, but we pay a price for such ideals when we have returned to harsh reality. That is, if we can find our way back….

Co-production with OPERA2DAY and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Music: Philip Glass, The Fall of the House of Usher (Netherlands Premiere)
Concept and stage direction: Serge van Veggel
Conductor: Carlo Boccadoro

 

CAST

Physician / director Rene M. Broeders
Roderick Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov
William Drew Santini
Madeline (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete
Madeline (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)
Physician Georgi Sztojanov

Opera Melancholica – Dordrecht
14 March 2020 | 8:15 pm
Schouwburg Kunstmin | Dordrecht
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16 March 2020 | 8:15 pm | Den Bosch
Opera Melancholica – Den Bosch

OPERA2DAY, New European Ensemble en Scapino Ballet dompelen je onder in de melancholie. We nemen je mee naar het ‘anatomisch theater van de psyche’, waar de vele facetten van melancholie voelbaar worden gemaakt. Centraal staat de casus van Roderick Usher, een melancholicus ‘pur sang’. Hij is de hoofdpersoon in The Fall of the House of Usher, de fascinerende en ontroerende opera van Philip Glass die zijn Nederlandse première krijgt in onze voorstelling. We lichten de schedel van Roderick, en zien hoe hij wordt omgeven door imaginaire figuren: zijn ingebeelde tweelingzus Madeline en jeugdvriend William. Roderick probeert zich te bevrijden van zijn waanzin, maar dat gaat gepaard met huiveringwekkende hersenschimmen en bedwelmende visioenen. Die beleven we op een intense manier live mee, dankzij de gedreven muziek van Glass, sprekende toneelbeelden, gepassioneerde zang en choreografie van Scapino Ballet Rotterdam.

Co-productie met OPERA2DAY en Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Muziek: Philip Glass, The Fall of the House of Usher (Nederlandse première)
Concept en stage direction: Serge van Veggel
Dirigent: Carlo Boccadoro

 

CAST

Geneesheer-directeur Rene M. Broeders
Roderick Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov
William Drew Santini
Madeline (stem) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete
Madeline (dans) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)
Medicus Georgi Sztojanov

Opera Melancholica – Den Bosch
16 March 2020 | 8:15 pm
Theater aan de Parade | Den Bosch
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18 March 2020 | 7:30 pm | Den Haag
Opera Melancholica – Den Haag

OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble welcome you at the anatomical theatre of the human mind. Through cinematic minimal music by composer Philip Glass and a story by the ‘Master of the Macabre’ Edgar Allan Poe you will be presented with fantastic visions and horrifying delusions live at the theatre. The production focuses on the Dutch première of Glass’s compelling opera in two acts ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks based on Poe’s story. The piece portrays the melancholiac Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, who in this production is portrayed by both a soprano and a female dancer. We will immerse you in Usher’s melancholia and show you all corners of the human mind: Opera Melancholica.

Melancholia is a human trait. We harbour lucid dreams of a better world and life after death. These can be overwhelming experiences, but we pay a price for such ideals when we have returned to harsh reality. That is, if we can find our way back….

Co-production with OPERA2DAY and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Music: Philip Glass, The Fall of the House of Usher (Netherlands Premiere)
Concept and stage direction: Serge van Veggel
Conductor: Carlo Boccadoro

 

CAST

Physician / director Rene M. Broeders
Roderick Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov
William Drew Santini
Madeline (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete
Madeline (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)
Physician Georgi Sztojanov

Opera Melancholica – Den Haag
18 March 2020 | 7:30 pm
Koninklijke Schouwburg | Den Haag
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19 March 2020 | 7:30 pm | Den Haag
Opera Melancholica – Den Haag

OPERA2DAY and the New European Ensemble welcome you at the anatomical theatre of the human mind. Through cinematic minimal music by composer Philip Glass and a story by the ‘Master of the Macabre’ Edgar Allan Poe you will be presented with fantastic visions and horrifying delusions live at the theatre. The production focuses on the Dutch première of Glass’s compelling opera in two acts ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, with a libretto by Arthur Yorinks based on Poe’s story. The piece portrays the melancholiac Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline, who in this production is portrayed by both a soprano and a female dancer. We will immerse you in Usher’s melancholia and show you all corners of the human mind: Opera Melancholica.

Melancholia is a human trait. We harbour lucid dreams of a better world and life after death. These can be overwhelming experiences, but we pay a price for such ideals when we have returned to harsh reality. That is, if we can find our way back….

Co-production with OPERA2DAY and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Music: Philip Glass, The Fall of the House of Usher (Netherlands Premiere)
Concept and stage direction: Serge van Veggel
Conductor: Carlo Boccadoro

 

CAST

Physician / director Rene M. Broeders
Roderick Santiago Burgi / Georgi Sztojanov
William Drew Santini
Madeline (voice) Lucie Chartin / Emma Fekete
Madeline (dance) Ellen Landa (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam)
Physician Georgi Sztojanov

Opera Melancholica – Den Haag
19 March 2020 | 7:30 pm
Koninklijke Schouwburg | Den Haag
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24 March 2020 | 8:30 pm | The Hague
Literary Salon – Anne Frank – 75 years after

March 2020 will mark 75 years since the tragic death of Anne Frank whose childhood diary has captured the world’s imagination. Readings from her iconic diary are paired with the works of Leo Smit and Marius Flothuis, both Dutch composers who were sent to the camps by the Nazis. Smit died in Soribor while Flothuis survived deportation to Sachsenhausen.

Texts: Anne Frank – Het Achterhuis (Dutch)
Music: Leo Smit, Marius Flothuis
Actor: Ellen van Rossum
Musicians: Felicia van den End – flute, Daan Treur – piano

Literary Salon – Anne Frank – 75 years after
24 March 2020 | 8:30 pm
Theater Branoul | The Hague
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25 March 2020 | 8:30 pm | Amsterdam
Literary Salon – Anne Frank 75 years after

March 2020 will mark 75 years since the tragic death of Anne Frank whose childhood diary has captured the world’s imagination. Readings from her iconic diary are paired with the works of Leo Smit and Marius Flothuis, both Dutch composers who were sent to the camps by the Nazis. Smit died in Soribor while Flothuis survived deportation to Sachsenhausen.

Texts: Anne Frank – Het Achterhuis (Dutch)
Music: Leo Smit, Marius Flothuis
Actor: Ellen van Rossum
Musicians: Felicia van den End – flute, Daan Treur – piano

Literary Salon – Anne Frank 75 years after
25 March 2020 | 8:30 pm
CC Amstel | Amsterdam
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3 April 2020 | 8:15 pm | The Hague
Stabat Mater

The New European Ensemble presents yearly concerts with Arvo Pärt’s stunning Stabat Mater around the Easter week. We pair this work with Pergolesi’s ornate, 18th century Stabat Mater and a new work by the young Canadian/Estonian composer Riho Maimets for piano trio.

MUSICIANS

Keren Motseri – soprano
Carina Vinke – alto
Georgi Sztoyanov – tenor

 

PROGRAM

Riho Maimets – Three Contemplations for piano trio
Arvo Pärt – Stabat Mater
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi – Stabat Mater

Stabat Mater
3 April 2020 | 8:15 pm
Nieuwe Kerk | The Hague
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11 April 2020 | 2:00 pm | Amsterdam
Stabat Mater

The New European Ensemble presents yearly concerts with Arvo Pärt’s stunning Stabat Mater around the Easter week. We pair this work with Vivaldi’s energetic, baroque and operatic Stabat Mater.

MUSICIANS

Keren Motseri – soprano
Carina Vinke – alto
Georgi Sztoyanov – tenor

 

PROGRAM

Arvo Pärt – Stabat Mater
Antonio Vivaldi – Stabat Mater

 

 

Stabat Mater
11 April 2020 | 2:00 pm
Noorderkerk | Amsterdam
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17 April 2020 | 8:15 pm | Amsterdam
Fratres – Perspective on Pärt

This program chronicles Arvo Pärts evolution from the modernist, atonal composer of the Quintettino, through the invention of his own sound world in works like Fratres and Tabula Rasa to his In spe from 2010. His work is complimented with works by a new generation of Estonian composers Riho Maimets and Pärt Uusberg who have both been influenced by Arvo Pärt.

MUSICIANS

Hanna Shybayeva – piano
Rada Ovcharova – violin
Emlyn Stam – viola

PROGRAM

Arvo Pärt – Quintettino
Riho Esko Maimets – Three contemplations for piano trio
Arvo Pärt – Tabula rasa
Arvo Pärt – Pari intervallo
Arvo Pärt – Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte
Arvo Pärt – In spe
Pärt Uusberg – Sounds Behind the Times
Arvo Pärt – Fratres

 

 

Fratres – Perspective on Pärt
17 April 2020 | 8:15 pm
Muziekgebouw aan het IJ | Amsterdam

21 April 2020 | 8:30 pm | The Hague
Literary Salon – Hemingway

Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea is the story of a Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant fish, while fishing out at sea. The work explores our fight to survive when life and death and humanity and nature are juxtaposed. The readings are paired with trumpet and piano music from the United States by Antheil and Bernstein as well as the humorous solo trumpet works by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.

Text: Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea (English)
Music: George Antheil, Leonard Bernstein, Louis Andriessen
Actor: Emlyn Stam
Musicians: Ryan Linham – trumpet, Daan Treur – piano

Literary Salon – Hemingway
21 April 2020 | 8:30 pm
Theater Branoul | The Hague
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22 April 2020 | 8:30 pm | Amsterdam
Literary Salon – Hemingway’s The Old man and the Sea

Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea is the story of a Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant fish, while fishing out at sea. The work explores our fight to survive when life and death and humanity and nature are juxtaposed. The readings are paired with trumpet and piano music from the United States by Antheil and Bernstein as well as the humorous solo trumpet works by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.

Text: Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea (English)
Music: George Antheil, Leonard Bernstein, Louis Andriessen
Actor: Emlyn Stam
Musicians: Ryan Linham – trumpet, Daan Treur – piano

Literary Salon – Hemingway’s The Old man and the Sea
22 April 2020 | 8:30 pm
CC Amstel | Amsterdam
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19 May 2020 | 8:30 pm | The Hague
Literary Salon – Bernlef en muziek

Bernlef was one of the Netherland’s most distinguished poets. He had a special relationship to music and wrote numerous poems inspired modern composers and jazz musicians. Ravel’s violin sonata with its clear blues influence complements his texts and works by Kurtág, Satie and Schubert are played together with poems he wrote about their music.

Text: Bernlef (Dutch)
Music: Maurice Ravel, György Kurtág, Erik Satie, Franz Schubert
Actor: Roel Goudsmit
Musicians: Rada Ovcharova – violin, Daan Treur – piano

Literary Salon – Bernlef en muziek
19 May 2020 | 8:30 pm
Theater Branoul | The Hague
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20 May 2020 | 8:30 pm | Amsterdam
Literary Salon – Bernlef en muziek

Bernlef was one of the Netherland’s most distinguished poets. He had a special relationship to music and wrote numerous poems inspired modern composers and jazz musicians. Ravel’s violin sonata with its clear blues influence complements his texts and works by Kurtág, Satie and Schubert are played together with poems he wrote about their music.

Text: Bernlef (Dutch)
Music: Maurice Ravel, György Kurtág, Erik Satie, Franz Schubert
Actor: Roel Goudsmit
Musicians: Rada Ovcharova – violin, Daan Treur – piano

Literary Salon – Bernlef en muziek
20 May 2020 | 8:30 pm
CC Amstel | Amsterdam

30 May 2020 | 2:15 pm | Amsterdam
Anne Sofie von Otter sings Saariaho

Kaija Saariaho’s La Passion de Simone takes its departure point from a text by the French, Jewish philosopher and mystic Simone Weil. Weil fled to England where she died while on a hunger strike in 1943, refusing food as long as her compatriots in France went hungry. Saariaho’s dramatic work is a full scale oratorio. The ensemble will be joined by the Netherlands Chamber Choir and star soprano Anna Sofie von Otter for this performance.

MUSICIANS

Anne Sofie von Otter – soprano
Christian Karlsen – conductor
Netherlands Chamber Choir
New European Ensemble 

PROGRAM

Kaija Saariaho – La Passion de Simone (Netherlands premiere of the chamber version)

Anne Sofie von Otter sings Saariaho
30 May 2020 | 2:15 pm
Concertgebouw | Amsterdam
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