Festival opening

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the weather forecast, the opening concert has been moved to the Zuiderkerk (Zuiderkerkhof 72, Amsterdam). The number of seats is limited, so if you want to be sure of a seat, be on time. The concert starts at 9 p.m.

Welcome to the festive opening of the Grachtenfestival! Enjoy a musical spectacle with the top Canal Festival musicians, including baritone and Artist in Residence Raoul Steffani, percussionist Dominique Vleeshouwers, jazz saxophonist Kika Sprangers and piano virtuoso Yang Yang Cai. The Kloveniersburgwal is transforming this evening into a beautiful open-air concert hall where young musicians play the leading role. Under the direction of Annechien Koerselman, we present a sample of all the beauty that the upcoming festival will be reviewed entirely in the style of the 2019 festival theme, Treasures of Women.


Kika Sprangers saxophone  /  Raoul Steffani baritone  /  Yang Yang Cai piano  /  Dominique Vleeshouwers percussion  /  Annelies Vrieswijk saxophone  /  Annechien Koerselman regie, stage design  /  Evelien Jansen dance  /  Niek Wagenaar dance  /  Fay Loren burlesque danseres  /  Annechien Koerselman regie, stage design  /  Margot Koudstaal kostuumontwerp  /  Arend Bruijn composer, geluidskunstenaar  /  Wolfert Brederode piano  /  Jasper van Hulten drums  /  Tijn Wybenga composer  /  Anne Suurendonk choreography  /  Jeroen Smith lichtontwerp  /  Cununa Ensemble  /  Pynarello


Friday 09 August / 21:00


Festivalcentrum Het Compagnietheater
Kloveniersburgwal 50

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Duration: 1 uur