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9 october |20:30 |leuven | festival 20/21

 

Vortex temporum

The sextet Vortex Temporum by Gérard Grisey is seen more and more as one of the great late-20th-century chamber music works. On 9 October the New European Ensemble will perform this magnificent piece in Leuven.

24 & 25 october |20:30 |the hague & amsterdam | theater branoul |theater ostade

 

wiener cafe

When Stefan Zweig began writing his renowned memoire The World of Yesterday in 1934, the Vienna of his childhood had all but vanished. This salon is a tribute to the Vienna of his youthful memories.

 

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10 november |20:15 |the old church in Tienhoven

 

Hommage a debussy

In 2018 it will be 100 years ago since the French Composer Claude Debussy died. On 10 November 2017 the New European Ensemble presents a preview of the festivities in the jubilee year.

 

21 & 22 november |20:30 |the hague & amsterdam | theater branoul |theater ostade

 

kwaad gesternte

The young Dutch author Hannah van Binsbergen won the prestigious VSB poetry prize for her first book of Kwaad Gesternte. She reads from her work. With music from Boulez, Varese, Bach and Sciarrino performed by Felicia van den End

19 & 20 december |20:30 |the hague & amsterdam | theater branoul |theater ostade

 

mystics

A rich life of contemplation, hidden rituals and spiritual practices were central to medieval Christian mysticism. In this salon, Estonian 20th century music is combined with readings from Augustine and Hildegard.

7 january - 11 april |20 venues in the netherlands | with opera 2day

 

hamlet

New European Ensemble teams up with OPERA2DAY again for a performance of Hamlet, the 'grand opéra' by Ambroise Thomas based on Shakespeare’s masterpiece.

 

16 & 17 january |20:30 |the hague & amsterdam | theater branoul |theater ostade

 

entartete musik

Presentation of Kjell Espmark’s volume Bartok against the Third Reich and music from Bartok and  lesser known works by Hans Pfitzner and Hans Erich Apostel who have been unjustly forgotten.

12 january |20:15 |church in ritthem

 

hommage a debussy

In 2018 it will be 100 years ago since the French Composer Claude Debussy died. In this year the ensemble plays concerts with music from Debussy and composers who were inspired by him.

19 january |20:15 |nieuwe kerk the hague

 

hommage a debussy

In 2018 it will be 100 years ago since the French Composer Claude Debussy died. The New European Ensemble teams up with actor Bob Schwarze to bring to life his music and his critical writing.

 

27 & 28 february |20:30 |the hague & amsterdam | theater branoul |theater ostade

 

nobel prize

Each year the New European Ensemble builds a special program to celebrate the work of the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

1 march |20:15 |muziekgebouw Amsterdam

 

Debussy kaleidoscope

In 2018 it will be 100 years ago since the French Composer Claude Debussy died. The New European Ensemble presents a program based on some early pieces with special focus on the flute.

23-24 march |20:15 |nieuwe kerk the hague  and Noorderkerk Amsterdam

 

stabat mater

The New European Ensemble has a tradition of playing two Stabat Maters on eastern. In 2018 we play Arvo Pärt’s Stabat Mater from 1985 and the setting of the same poem that Pergolesi completed exactly 250 years earlier.

27 & 28 march |20:30 |the hague & amsterdam | theater branoul |theater ostade

 

correspondencias

Correspondencias combines cello solo music by Spanish composers and literature in form of autobiographical and fictional letters by renowned Spanish-speaking writers and artists.

17 & 18 april|20:30 |the hague & amsterdam | theater branoul |theater ostade

 

the rise and fall of communism

The words of Stalin are placed alongside those of Orwell, Koestler and Solzhenitsyn. Music from the Soviet Union’s greatest composers is being performed in this evening full of red menace.

11 may|20:15 |amsterdam | muziekgebouw aan het ij

 

the Cabinet of Dr. caligari

The New European Ensemble plays contemporary pieces by Luca Francesconi, Tristan Murail Treize and Salvatore Sciarrino to accompany a masterpiece in silent movie history: The cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

15 & 16 may |20:30 |the hague & amsterdam | theater branoul |theater ostade

 

nachtroer

The Belgian writer Charlotte van den Broeck published her second book of poetry Nachtroer in 2017. Her readings are accompanied by works of Jacques Hétu, György Kurtag and Toshio Hosokawa

 

19 june|21:00 |the hague| theater branoul

 

charles bukowski

An evening with readings of the 'Laureate of American Lowlife' accompanied by American music by Copland, Carter and Muczynski.

past concerts

6-8 october |Helsinki, finland | pasimusic festival

 

Vortex temporum

The New European Ensemble will play three concerts on the Pasimusic festival in Finland this autumn. The sextet Vortex Temporum by Gérard Grisey will be accompanied by work op the Finish composer Kaija Saariaho and Justin Christensen.

1 & 8 July |15:30 |the hague | Nutshuis and -garden

 

nutshuis concerts

Summer is here, so the Nutshuis garden will once again be host to the musicians from the New European Ensemble.

 

 

friday 16 - friday 23 june |  oriental landscapes festival | five cities

Oriental landscapes festival

 

New compositions by renowned Dutch and Syrian composers. For the first time in The Netherlands.

 

tuesday 20 june 2017 | 21:00 |the hague | theater branoul

Salon Branoul

platero and i

Carina Vinke reads parts from Platero and I by Juan Ramón Jiménez (in Dutch). The guitar player Jacob Kellerman performs accompanying music by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco.

 

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wednesday 21 june 2017 |20:30 |amsterdam | ostade a’dam

Salon op zuid

platero and i

Carina Vinke reads parts from Platero and I by Juan Ramón Jiménez (in Dutch). The guitar player Jacob Kellerman performs accompanying music by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco.

 

25 - 27 august 2017 |20:00 |the hague | zuiderstrandtheater

 

case: carmen

Co-production with Lonneke van Leth Productions.

A world premier with new music by Maxim Shalygin, 37 dancers, 24 singers and New European Ensemble.

 

16 september |13:00 |maastricht | masica sacra festival |AINSI Building

 

from schoenberg to monk

a concert for the celebration of 100 years of 'De Stijl'. Mondrian listened to Schoenberg, Satie in the 1920's. After moving to New York he was confronted with the bebop of Thelonious Monk.

 

19 & 20 september |20:30 |the hague & amsterdam | theater branoul |theater ostade

 

dust blown side of the journey

Award-winning poet Eleonore Schönmaier reads from her newly published volume of poetry Dust Blown Side of the Journey (2017).

 

3 & 24 september 2017 |15:00 & 16:00 |the hague | gemeentemuseum

 

Mondrian and monk

Four concerts in the Gemeentemuseum The Hague in honour of Piet Mondrian. The New European Ensemble teams up with DEframe to bring to live the musical days of one of the most important artist from 'De Stijl'.

New European Ensemble is supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten (from 2017) and the city of The Hague