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  • Classical Music on a Budget: March 2014

    This month is all about chamber music. Early music enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the chance to hear Duo Edelen, Seconda Pratica or Ensemble MAUM. For those of a classical or romantic bent there are lieder by Brahms and Strauss, and a harp recital by young soloist Ivan Gomez Cervantes, while those of you who avidly seek out new music should make sure you catch the Borealis Trio or percussionist Nik KleinJan. As always, every concert this month is free or under ten euros.

    12:30-13:00 Tuesday 4 March
    Thomas Open

    Duo Edelen
    Baroque cellist Fred Edelen and harpsichordist Christina Scott Edelen have performed throughout Europe and the United States, winning acclaim for their expressive and virtuosic playing. In addition to their work as a duo, both have recorded and performed widely as soloists and with ensembles such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Houston Symphony Orchestra among others.

    Free entry
    www.thomasopen.nl

    12:30-13:00 Wednesday 5 March
    Het Concertgebouw

    Niek KleinJan – percussion
    A young classical percussionist with much impressive international experience already to his credit, Niek KleinJan performs a free concert of contemporary works by Masson, Xenakis, Muramatsu, Friedman and Gerassimez.

    Free entry
    www.concertgebouw.nl

    12:30-13:00 Wednesday 5 March
    De Nieuwe Poort

    Heather Hudyma – mezzo-soprano, Aoise O’ Dwyer – viola, Daan Boetien – piano
    Brahms’ two songs for mezzo, viola and piano, ‘Gestilte Sehnsucht’ and Geistliches Wiegenlied’ open a thoughtful programme. Clarke’s ‘Morpheus’ for viola and piano and a selection of Richard Strauss’s lieder follow: the programme closes with the sublime ‘Morgen!’

    Free entry
    www.denieuwepoort.org

    12:30-13:00 Friday 7 March
    Sweelinckzaal, Conservatorium van Amsterdam

    Burlesk Bach – Sweelinck Barokorkest
    Teunis van der Zwart directs young vocal soloists and the Sweelinck Barokorkest in a performance of arias and cantatas by J.S. Bach. Bauernkantate BWV 212 and arias for bass and soprano, Zurücke, zurücke, geflügelten Winde from BWV 205 and Jagen ist die Lust der Götter from BWV 208.

    Free entry
    www.ahk.nl

    12:30-13:30 Tuesday 25 March
    Het Muziekgebouw

    Ensemble Judique
    A dynamic chamber ensemble of violins, cello, clarinet, bandoneon (a type of concertina) and percussion. Telling stories through music, they play new works and new arrangements of the classical masters. The programme includes Bach, Brahms, Piazzolla, Milhaud, Troilo and Caràmbula.

    Free entry
    www.muziekgebouw.nl

    11:30-12:15 Sunday 9 March
    CBK Amsterdam

    Ensemble Seconda Pratica
    A miniature opera created out of the operatic works of Charpentier, Lully, Ballard and Rebel. Four singers and historical instrumentalists on harpsichord, viola da gamba, flute and violin combine to bring you their passion for the early French operatic repertoire.

    €7,50 / €6,50
    www.cbkamsterdam.nl

    12:00-12:45 Sunday 16 March
    Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam

    Borealis Trio
    Marije Franken (flute), Anneleen Schuitemaker (harp) and Carien de Bakker (violin) play works by Ibert, Goossens and Kortekaas. Their playful and imaginative approach to the classical repertoire both new and old has led to them receiving works especially composed for them.

    Free entry
    www.oba.nl

    12:30-13:00 Tuesday 18 March
    Thomas Open

    Ivan Gomez Cervantes – harp
    After beginning his career in Mexico, where he performed as a recitalist and orchestral musician, Ivan Gomez Cervantes is pursuing advanced studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and performing as a soloist and ensemble player in the Netherlands.

    Free entry
    www.thomasopen.nl

    12:30-13:00 Thursday 20 March
    Plein van Siena

    Ensemble MAUM
    Recorder soloist Kyuri Kim is a member of ensembles such as the Royal Wind Music and Ensemble Odyssee, and the founder of Ensemble MAUM, a trio with Gerda Marijs on baroque cello and Andrea Friggi on harpsichord.

    Free entry
    www.pleinvansiena.nl

    13:00-14:00 Tuesday 25 March
    Kohnstammzaal, Hogeschool van Amsterdam

    Chimaera Trio
    Annemiek de Bruin (clarinet), Irene Kok (cello) and Laurens de Man (piano) make up the Chimaera Trio, a young ensemble that has already won first prize for ‘upcoming professionals’ in the Tristan Keuris Chamber Music Competition.

    Free entry
    www.hva.nl

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