The Dutch early music scene is famous, and the funding poured into contemporary music by a — till recently — generous arts sector has seen a blossoming of new Dutch talent. But as the government is tightening its belt, so is the concert-going public, and those of us who love music have to be clever. Not to fear: there are many amazing opportunities to hear high-class music-making on a budget, or even for free. And when we have saved amazing amounts on several concerts, maybe we can treat ourselves occasionally to a big one — the big budget concerts need our love and support just as much as the emerging artists. In concerts which receive very little promotion except for within the Conservatorium van Amsterdam itself, the students and graduates perform all over the city in churches, chapels and some unexpected little musical hideaways. The same musicians who are performing for free, or for a nominal fee in tiny venues, are often at the same time releasing recordings, performing with professional orchestras and opera companies, touring other countries and winning international contests. In addition to this, cantata services, competitions and regular free events at the major concert halls mean the music-lover should never feel deprived of inspiration. Here are my top ten classical events for the rest of this month, all free or costing no more than five Euros. Seldom Sene
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Having bidden him farewell as Music Director in , the choir was delighted that JanJoost accepted the position of President, thereby maintaining our association. As a trained singer and choral conductor his busy schedule will now be focussed in the Netherlands singing, teaching and lecturing including conducting The Lelikoor of Amsterdam. JanJoost finished his studies in choral conducting in having studied with Barend Schuurman, one of the leading conducting teachers in Holland, at the Conservatory of Rotterdam. He is a teacher of ensemble technique and training, singing, theory and choral conducting, and teaches on a regular basis at the Dutch School of Arts. As a singer he has performed with a wide variety of ensembles including the Tallis Scholars, the Dutch Broadcast Choir, Capella Pratensis, Capella Coloniensis in Cologne, and his own ensemble, Descant. In he presided over the jury at the Dutch National Choral Competition. JanJoost van Elburg Honorary President. President Having bidden him farewell as Music Director in , the choir was delighted that JanJoost accepted the position of President, thereby maintaining our association.
Until april Coen Honig sang in Opus '90, a chamber music ensemble. He also is a member of the Choir of the Netherlands Bach Ensemble and he is a member of Capell' Affetta, an early music quintet. He is active as a singer in Haags Ad Hoc. Coen is also a dedicated singing teacher.
Many many thanks, dear Pamela! Oh a quite interesting interview. I will obviously come back to Ludlow. I hope to see you again!!! Did you play violin? I have forgotten Dear Rocio, Thanks for your kind words. I read your wonderful site with great interest. I hope we will meet in Ludlow one day.