Dutch National Ballet | Dutch Ballet Orchestra
Best of Balanchine includes three well-known masterpieces by George Balanchine and one of his works that is new to Dutch National Ballet. Balanchine is internationally regarded as the greatest choreographer of the twentieth century. His ballets were so inventive, innovative and timeless that they are compared to the paintings of Picasso and the music of Stravinsky.
The Best of Balanchine | Nationale Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, March 25 – April 10 2016
Ensemble Klang | Spring Festival
From April 4 -8, the Spring Festival brings the newest music from a young generation of composers from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague with performances in both the school of music as the Korzo Theatre.
Ensemble Klang will perform new student works at the Korzo on April 4.
Spring Festival | Korzo Theatre, The Hague, 20:00 April 4 2016
© picture by Remke Spijkers
Ensemble Klang | Bang on a Can Marathon
The world famous new music group Bang on Can brings there signature event – the Bang on a Can Marathon – to Rotterdam this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of De Doelen. Ensemble Klang is very proud to be accompanying them on this festive occasion! With a nice mash up of pieces by Oscar Bettison, Jan-Bas Bollen, Peter Adriaansz and Tom Johnson, we will close the event with a joint performance with Bang o a Can All-Stars of a new, specially written composition by Pete Harden. Surely something you don’t wanna miss!
Bang on a Can Marathon | De Doelen, Rotterdam, 15:00-22:30 April 23 2016
9×13 | Morendo
This spring/summer, the brand new 9×13 – a neo-fanfare that mixes carefully selected contemporary music, theatre and choreography – brings their first production ever to the Dutch music- and theatre festivals. The nine musicians perform works by Wolfgang Rihm, Pete Harden and Oscar Bettison, that together with the New Orleans jazz funeral Just a Closer Walk, compose the show called “Morendo”. Be sure to check us out at a festival in your neighborhood.
Festival Classique | Boulevard/Pier/Kurhaus, Scheveningen, June 10-19 (specific dates and times to be announced)
Wonderfeel | Landgoed Shaep en Burgh, ’s Graveland, July 22-23 (specific dates and times to be announced)
Hongerige Wolf | Hongerige Wolf, July 23-24 (specific dates and times to be announced)
© picture by Jasper van Gheluwe
Dutch National Opera | Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Freely translated, Khovanshchina means ‘the Khovansky affair’. This opera tells the story of the revolt of the Streltsy (musketeers) led by Prince Khovansky against Peter the Great. Mussorgsky shows how personal and political ambitions can get intertwined, and how the common folk suffer as a result of the power games of their rulers.
Khovanshchina | Nationale Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, until March 20 2016