monday 17 april 2017 | 20:30 |amsterdam | ostade a’dam
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Emily van Eerten reads poems by Emily Dickinson (in English).
Four string players form the New European Ensemble play Amy Beach’s string quartet.
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Emily Dickinson spent most of her life in her hometown of Amherst Massachusetts. She travelled only once to Boston, for life-saving medical assistance. Despite her relative isolation or perhaps because of it Emily Dickinson managed to write around two thousand highly original poems. Her work is deeply profound, full of integrity and humanity. Dickinson is often regarded as one of the first modern poets.
The composer Amy Beach was an independent spirit as well. She studied all across Europe where she developed her individual late romantic compositional style. Her idiom found expression in a wonderful and diverse oeuvre that is unjustly neglected. Four string players from the New European Ensemble make a case for her impressive string quartet.
New European Ensemble is supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten (from 2017) and the city of The Hague