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Frans Brüggen 1934-2014

Dear Frans,

Through the years you have nourished us with so much beautiful music, in concert and on your many recordings. And always with an unbridled enthusiasm and dedication. With the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, your orchestra, gave us that unforgettable, unique silver sound. It has inspired us and has made us who we are and where we stand today with Holland Baroque Society.

Until the last concert you conducted, last May with students from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague - as always with lively eyes - we listened breathlessly.

Our thoughts go out to your family and friends, to Sieuwert Verster and your Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.
 

Last music of Frans Brüggen (From Les Boréades - J.P. Rameau) 


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Photo: Annelies van der Vegt

 

Film with HBS awarded

Zela Trovke (cutting grass) is a new short film by the Basque film maker Asier Altuna, with Holland Baroque Society and starring one of its violinists Maite Larburu. The film is about an old Slovak song that describes a gruesome murder.

During Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts (3-8 June last) The film received a prize in the category 'Short documentary films'.

Watch the trailer:

 

Trailer Cello Biennale

Holland Baroque Society plays the program 'Sollima Express' at the Amsterdam Cello Biennale. With cellist Giovanni Sollima and specially for the Cello Biennale the young cellist Steuart Pincombe. On 25 October at 14:00 in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.
Order tickets here

Holland Baroque Society and Giovanni Sollima also together on stage with the program 'Sollima Express' on Friday, October 24th, 20:15 in the Stadsgehoorzaal in Leiden (Tickets) and on Sunday, October 26th, 20:00 in Tivoli/Vredenburg in Utrecht (Tickets).

 

Kingsday concert

Holland Baroque Society played the first King's Day Concert  ever! The concert, in the presence of our King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maximá, featured Dutch jazz trumpet star Eric Vloeimans and harpist Gwyneth Wentink. We played highlights of our CD Old, New & Blue. The concert will be broadcasted on national television on April 26th at 10.30 PM and on Sunday April 27th at 4:00 PM on Nederland 2.
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Training Experience continues

Also next season Holland Baroque Society organises a Training Experience: a few yong musicians get the chance to play with Holland Baroque Society. Every trainee wil get a 'companion': a musician of HBS that will accompany the trainee during the project. The musicians will be coached individually and given master classes in programming and career planning.
The auditions take place om May 9th. You can read more here if you want to apply. 

N.b. In addition to the earlier announcement we made: the audition date has changed and we added an extra project for a cellist!

The Training Experience is a collaboration with the conservatories of The Hague, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Zwolle and is also made possible by the Fentener van Vlissingen Foundation.


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Change of program

Due to circumstances Holland Baroque Society had to change the program with Giora Feidman. Maestro Giora Feidman will not play and is replaced by violinist Milos Valent, tenor Davide Maggione and Michal Palko on cimbalom, flute, clarinet and pipe. The focus of the program remains unchanged: the sources of Jewish Baroque music.

 

Program February Old, new & blue

As promised, here you find the program of Old, New & blue with Eric Vloeimans as we played it on February 20th, 21st and 22nd.

 

Old, new & blue still going strong!

Between February 20th and 22nd we share stage again with Eric Vloeimans. We play: Old, New & blue... Live!

February 20 Den Bosch, Bremen February 21, February 22 Rotterdam. Click here for more information.

 

Lyrics of Brel

For those that came to one of our concerts of Brel/Rameau and want to read again the wonderful lyrics of Brel. You can find them here.

 

Lecture and book about Rameau

Prior to the concerts of Brel/Rameau in Utrecht on February 7th and Leiden on February 8th there is a lecture on Rameau by Albert Edelman. At all concerts so also in Groningen on the 6th and The Hague on February 9th, Ignace Bossuyt's newly published book about Jean Philippe Rameau is for sale.
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Training Experience launched with Brel/Rameau

From 2014 HBS is organizing a Training Experience: several young musicians get the opportunity to play with HBS. Each trainee receives a 'companion': an HBS player that accompanies the trainee during the project. The musicians will be coached individually and given master classes in eg additional programming and career planning.

There were 30 applicants and the level was very high. The winners of 2014 are Giorgos Samoili, Tomasz Plusa, Asuka Sumi, Nadine Henrichs - violin, Eva Lymenstull, Verena Zauner - cello, Tim Klompenburg - percussion.
The Training Experience is a collaboration with the conservatories of The Hague, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Zwolle.

Later this year we will announce the dates of the auditions for 2015.
Also made possible by the Fentener van Vlissingen Foundation.

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HBS is member of ISPA

Our General manager Tamar Brüggemann has won a Fellowship Award for ISPA, International Society for Performing Arts. Therefore, she is invited to go New York next week to attend a conference about: Imagining a New Economy.
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Brel/Rameau

Jacques Brel and Jean Philippe Rameau on stage together. That has probably never happened before. There is about 250 years between the two legends, but that we can easily forget. It is more interesting to show the similarities because there are plenty.

With Lars Ulrik Mortensen - cembalo, Claron McFadden and Veronica Cangemi - soprano

February 6th 20:30 Groningen, Grand Theatre | February 7th 20:00 Utrecht, Vredenburg/Tivoli, Oude Gracht 245 | February 8th 20:15 Leiden, Stadsgehoorzaal | February 9th 20:30 Den Haag, Nieuwe Kerk More info 

 

New CD: Old, new & blue

The new CD of Holland Baroque Society has been released!
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Old, new & blue | Holland Baroque Society meets Eric Vloeimans
Holland Baroque Society flowing through time with the magician of the trumpet Eric Vloeimans. 

For a visual impression, look here.
The CD costs € 19,50 (excl. shipping costs).
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Proefkamermuziek:concertseries of the good life

HBS new in 'Proefkamermuziek'.

In the series 'Proefkamermuziek' Holland Baroque Society, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Dutch Wind Ensemble and Dutch Chamber Choir will give acte de présence with adventurous programs. After the informal concerts of about five quarters of an hour a wine-tasting will take place at which musicians and audience can meet each other. Not only people attending these concerts can order the wines, but also all wine lovers who are well disposed towards culture. 25% of the sale price will go to the ensemble of your choice. Look at www.culturelewijnen.nl

Support your favorite ensemble while enjoying a glass of wine!

The concerts will take place in Muiden, Ede, Groningen en Boxtel
More info on www.proefkamermuziek.nl

 

Nieuwe Zakelijk Directeur voor Holland Baroque Society

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Per 1 september wordt Tamar Brüggemann (31) zakelijk directeur van Holland Baroque Society. Na de meerjarige samenwerking met Guido van den Ende van GE#sharp artists events, zal Holland Baroque Society nu met een eigen kantoor haar artistieke plannen nationaal en internationaal op het podium brengen.

Brüggemann heeft jaren met plezier voor de Organisatie Oude Muziek gewerkt. In diverse functies – van publiciteitsmedewerker, conceptontwikkelaar, eindredacteur van de brochures tot hoofd van de afdeling Productie – heeft zij bijgedragen aan de realisatie van dertien edities van het jaarlijkse Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht en tien Seizoenen Oude Muziek. “De energie van Holland Baroque Society, daar verheug ik me enorm op. De wendbaarheid van een kleine organisatie en de mogelijkheden die zo’n goed en verrassend ensemble heeft, daar wil ik alles van weten. Mijn zwerftocht door de Organisatie Oude Muziek laat al zien dat ik mij het liefst overal mee bemoei en het lijkt me heerlijk om dat nu ook ongelimiteerd te mogen doen. Met dank aan alles wat GE#sharp voor HBS tot nu toe heeft betekend, hoop ik alle toekomstige ideeën van het artistieke team handen en voeten te geven.”

Tineke Steenbrink: “Wij staan met Holland Baroque Society voor kwaliteit, innovatie en verrassende ontmoetingen. Uiteraard vanuit de klankwereld van barokmuziek.Daarnaast willen we met hart en ziel educatie-projecten door heel Nederland blijven opzetten, waarmee we niet alleen aan onze eigen toekomst bouwen, maar ook aan die van kunst en cultuur in Nederland. We denken dat Tamar met haar brede ervaring en probleem-oplossende kijk op de wereld heel goed bij ons past. We zien uit naar september!”

 

Barbaric Beauty Ludwigsburg

In July we play our progamme Barbaric Beauty during the Scholossfestspiele in Ludwigsburg . With violinist Miloš Valent we are zooming in on Telemann's Polish style, inspired by the folk music Telemann heard during his travels. Two days before we play, as always, different Kids Only concerts. About 250 children will attend these concerts in Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh.

More information in our agenda.

 

Confessions

The concept ‘Confessions’ consists of Youtube-videos combined with melancholic songs and the sound of a baroque orchestra. HBS is working together with composer Nico Muhly and singer-songwriter Teitur. Curious about the result? Come to the concert in Eindhoven!

Click here for more information.

 

HBS meets Eric Vloeimans

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In dit programma vloeit barokmuziek samen met jazz! Tijdens dit avontuurlijke concert gaan de musici van Holland Baroque Society het muzikale gesprek aan met trompettist en jazzvirtuoos Eric Vloeimans. Met zijn lyrische spel vol warmte, souplesse en gevoel voor traditie is hij de ideale partner voor een barokensemble dat graag nieuwe terreinen verkent. "Of het nou pop is of jazz, dat maakt helemaal niks meer uit. Er kan er maar een de beste zijn en in Nederland is dat zonder twijfel Eric Vloeimans", aldus de Gelderlander. Nu dus geen pop, maar barok. In de wereld van de oude muziek valt Eric Vloeimans van de ene verbazing in de andere: Thomas Tallis, Johan Christoph Bach en ja uiteindelijk ook de grote Bach zelf. Vloeimans komt op plekken waarvan hij het bestaan niet had durven vermoeden.

Op zaterdag 11 mei vindt een concert plaats in Natuurmuseum Fryslân in Leeuwarden en de dag erna beginnen de opnames; na de zomer verschijnt de CD in de schappen! We houden u natuurlijk op de hoogte maar u kunt zich hier ook alvast op de CD inschrijven. 

 

Tineke Steenbrink in Podium op Zaterdag

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Zaterdag aanstaande is HBS' Tineke Steenbrink live te horen op Radio 4, in het programma Podium op Zaterdag. In verband met de aanstaande kroning, is "Muziek voor koningen" het onderwerp van gesprek. Tineke is gast aan tafel, naast Jan van den Bossche en Sytse Buwalda. Natuurlijk heeft ze haar klavecimbel bij zich, waarop ze live voorbeelden geeft van "koningsmuziek" en ook nog eens flink improviseert. Mis het niet: zaterdag 27 april, 18.00 uur, Radio 4. Klik hier voor meer informatie.