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September 2013

Charles Ives Festival

Het Orgelpark wijdt drie concerten aan de Amerikaanse componist Charles Ives (1874-1954). Ives, die als organist begon, kreeg pas laat in zijn leven erkenning als componist.
Klaas Hoek reconstrueerde enkele van zijn orgelwerken en brengt ze als het ware opnieuw in première, pianist Ralph van Raat speelt de Concord Sonata, het Asko Kamerkoor o.l.v. Jos Leussink zingt een selectie uit Ives’ vocale werk en veel meer. Organisten Jochem Schuurman en Age-Freerk Bokma begeleiden en soleren op de verschillende orgels. Lees meer over Charles Ives het artikel in Timbres 14.
27 - 29 september 2013
Gerard Brandtstraat 26, Amsterdam

New CD - ONE

New Music: New Ireland
This is the first release in a new series from the Contemporary Music Centre in Ireland.
Works that re-imagine traditional music in diverse individual approaches.
Music by, among others, Karen Power, Deirdre McKay and Linda Buckley.

Conductor Marin Alsop makes history

The Last Night of the Proms is traditionally an evening of celebration, music and an old-fashioned sing-along to British favourites Jerusalem and God Save the Queen.
But this year’s event took on something of a higher cause, as the first female conductor in 118 years of the Last Night used the platform to discuss her “shock” at the limits still left for women.
In a speech delivered to cheering audiences, Marin Alsop covered feminism, arts cuts and issued a firm rebuttal to a Russian colleague who last week suggested female conductors struggled to be taken seriously.
The conductor dedicated the night “in the name of progress”, saying it was moving naturally "towards more inclusion in classical music”.
If you missed it, you can listen online here>>

Marin Alsop conducts!

The Last Night of the Proms
Marin Alsop will make history on Saturday 7th September 2013 at the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall when she becomes the first woman to conduct the world famous final night of The Proms. Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists in a programme that picks up sea-faring themes from Bantock and George Lloyd and includes a translatlantic flavour.
Described by conductor Jiri Belohlavek as "the world's largest and most democratic musical festival", the much-loved classical celebration now encompasses more than 100 concerts each year. The rousing Last Night is traditionally very different from the eight weeks that precede it, following a lighter, 'winding-down' vein and often pandering to popular classics and Patriotic Anthems (Rule, Britannia!, anyone?). Tickets are almost as hard to come by as Centre Court passes for the Wimbledon finals, but like the tennis, the whole thing is broadcast live on the BBC - and all round the world.
BB2 - 7 september 2013 - 20.30