Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Grachtenfestival! During this concert, exactly six months before the start of the 23rd Grachtenfestival, we travel back in time and to France, to perhaps the most special and magical period in music history: the Paris of the 1920s. The time when composers, musicians, writers, dancers, painters, and poets inspired each other day and night, challenged and collaborated, dived into the pub with each other and enjoyed wine and French chansons. Listen to the fascinating story of narrator Ab Nieuwdorp and young top musicians such as Artist in Residence 2020 Emmy Storms (violin) and jazz singer Anna Serierse. Tonight you find yourself in the roaring twenties!
With this Koepelconcert we look ahead to the Grachtenfestival 2020 and the festival theme Wonder!
In addition to the Dome Concert, De Pitches and the final of the Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours 2020 also take place during the Grachtenfestival Weekend. In the atmospheric NedPhO-Koepel we look forward to our 23rd edition, and as you have come to expect from the festival, the stage is full of young musicians, composers and prize winners.