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Preparing the new season

During July and August the Donemus team prepares the new season. We look forward for a new season with many exciting concerts coming up. Many premieres can be expected by, Piet-Jan van Rossum, Joey Roukens, Willem Jeths, Klas Torstensson, Marijn Simons, Hanna Kulenty, Boudewijn Tarenskeen, Chiel Meijering, Rozalie Hirs, Diderik Wagenaar, etc. etc.

But not only premieres. Many pieces from last 6 decades are already programmed by orchestras and will get another performance both inside and outside The Netherlands.

The Donemus Foundation is currently working out three ambitious plans. Stay tuned for more news late summer.

The Donemus team wishes all related composers and musicians a refreshing summer.
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Calliope Tsoupaki - Oidípous

A colourful, musical adaptation of Sophocles' last tragedy

Following her acclaimed Lucas Passion in 2008, Calliope Tsoupaki returns to the Holland Festival. In collaboration with writer Edzard Mik, the Greek-Dutch composer presents a semi-scenic oratorio based on Sophocles’ tragedy Oidípous at Kolonos.
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Martijn Padding - Worldpremiere Laika

The new opera Laika by Martijn Padding will be premiered at the Holland Festival at June 3!

Robbert is a famous television presenter, who is more than sick of the shallow world he moves in. When his mother reminds him of his boyhood dream of a life among the stars, he contacts cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and his dog Laika, who are still floating through space. Robbert decides to join them in the universe and to exchange this earthly existence for eternity. In four widely varying acts, this gripping and challenging production by composer Martijn Padding, librettist P.F. Thomése and director Aernout Mik demonstrates with humour that the world will keep on turning, with or without television.
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WENDE sings WINTERREISE

On May 16 the new composition by Boudewijn Tarenskeen will be premiered at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.

Wende Snijders - voice
Gerard Bouwhuis - piano.

Tarenskeen's new composition is a contemporary interpretation of, and commentary on, the song recital. This genre is rooted in the 19th century and is still a popular genre in classical music, with Schubert's song cycle "Winterreise" as one of the highlights.
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Canto Ostinato at the 'Kingsday Concert'

On April 8 king Willem-Alexander and queen Maxima attended the concert to celebrate the king's birthday.

This 'Kingsday-concert' took place in the small concert hall of the Philarmonie in Haarlem. On the program was Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt in a version for harp (Gwyneth Wentink), electronics (Wouter Snoei), and video (Arnout Hulskamp). They respond to each other with their instruments and the software is specially developed for this purpose.
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Viola Concerto by Hanna Kulenty

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A new Viola Concerto by Hanna Kulenty will be performed at March 5, 6 and 7. This new composition of 12' will be performed by ASKO|Schönberg and Slagwerk Den Haag, conducted by Etienne Siebens. The French Geneviève Strosser will be the soloist.

Also Scenes from an old memory box (2010) by Joey Roukens will be performed and new works by P.J. Wagemans and Klaas de Vries.

March 5 - De Doelen, Rotterdam
March 6 - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
March 7 - Musis Sacrum, Arnhem
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Award for A. Kwieciński and recommendation for J. Roukens

Canzon de baci’ (2012), for tenor and orchestra, by Andrzej Kwieciński has been selected as the work most worthy for worldwide broadcasting in the ‘young composers’ category at the 61st International Rostrum of Composers in Helsinki.
It was also included as the ‘recommended work’ in the general category. The piece was presented by Polish Radio 2 in a recording by Karol Kozłowski (tenor) and the AUKSA Chamber Orchestra under Marek Moś.

The International Music Council selected Joey Roukens' composition 'Scenes from an old Memory Box' for a recommendation.
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WENDE sings WINTERREISE

On May 16 the new composition by Boudewijn Tarenskeen will be premiered at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.

Wende Snijders - voice
Gerard Bouwhuis - piano.

Tarenskeen's new composition is a contemporary interpretation of, and commentary on, the song recital. This genre is rooted in the 19th century and is still a popular genre in classical music, with Schubert's song cycle "Winterreise" as one of the highlights.
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Canto Ostinato at the 'Kingsday Concert'

On April 8 king Willem-Alexander and queen Maxima attended the concert to celebrate the king's birthday.

This 'Kingsday-concert' took place in the small concert hall of the Philarmonie in Haarlem. On the program was Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt in a version for harp (Gwyneth Wentink), electronics (Wouter Snoei), and video (Arnout Hulskamp). They respond to each other with their instruments and the software is specially developed for this purpose.
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Viola Concerto by Hanna Kulenty

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A new Viola Concerto by Hanna Kulenty will be performed at March 5, 6 and 7. This new composition of 12' will be performed by ASKO|Schönberg and Slagwerk Den Haag, conducted by Etienne Siebens. The French Geneviève Strosser will be the soloist.

Also Scenes from an old memory box (2010) by Joey Roukens will be performed and new works by P.J. Wagemans and Klaas de Vries.

March 5 - De Doelen, Rotterdam
March 6 - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
March 7 - Musis Sacrum, Arnhem
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