The season started with a special concert with fantastic musicians. Works by the Dutch composers Andriessen, De Klerk, Bunk and the Swedish composer Andrée.



The Concordia A-orchestra has been working hard in recent weeks to rehearse and record Ukranian Bell Carol.
As conductor of this orchestra, I used the sessions together to get to know each other better and to make something together in this time of Corona. Besides that it was very nice to get to know each other better and we had a lot of fun it is also good to learn here what we need to work on together.
After the recording sessions I edited and mixed it. Jennifer, from the orchestra, made images and edited the film.

Through this way I wish you, also on behalf of the orchestra, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Figures from the Camera Obscura

The Camera Obscura was the most popular book of the 19th century. Hildebrand, pseudonym for Nicolaas Beets, described in his book the life of a number of Haarlem figures and families.
A number of stories inspired composer Freek Hoek to write a music piece for string orchestra and triangle, that Sunday afternoon 17 November will sound in the Antonius Church of Kortenhoef.

Composer Freek Hoek, who is part of the orchestra, has several compositions to his name.
The Kennemer Consort is a string orchestra with experienced amateurs that is conducted by Jean-Pierre Gabriel.

Besides Camera Obscura, the Adagio of Guillaume Lekeu and the Serenade for Stringorchestra of Joseph Suk are on the stand.

The Adagio for Strings wrote Lekeu shortly after the death of César Franck. The close relationship between pupil and his musical father is every second noticeable in this tender and lingering melody.

Josef Suk learned at a young age from his father, village organist and choir leader, playing various instruments. At the conservatory In Prague, Dvorak was his composition teacher with whom he was a child at his home.
Suk composed the strings Serenade in 1892 in a very Romantic style.

The concert starts at 14.30 hrs. The admission is free, a voluntary contribution is appreciated. Afterwards there is the opportunity in ‘het Achterom’ to have a drink together with the members of the orchestra.

Classic on Campus

On Sunday 2 June there was the Student Music Festival Classic on Campus in Eindhoven.
Student Orchestra ‘ De Ontzetting ‘ from Wageningen played here as well. The repertoire consisted of classical light music, light classical music and classics. It was a nice concert with lots of audience and wonderful weather. A special thank you to Quadrivium for the good organization.