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May 22, 30 mat, eve, 31
Holland Festival

Zaantheater, Amsterdam

The Head and the Load
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Miller, The Head and The Load (with Thuthuka Sibisi)
William Kentridge, Director
Gregory Maqoma, Choreography
Thuthuka Sibis, Director
May 22, 23, 25, 26 mat, 29, Jun 02 mat
Swan Lake (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Rudi van Dantzig, Toer van Schayk)
Boris Gruzin, Conductor
Andrew Mogrelia, Conductor
Toer van Schayk, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Het Balletorkest
May 23, 25
© Igor Cat
Cuarteto Casals: Mozart, Bartók and Beethoven
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Mozart, String Quartet no. 17 in B flat major "Hunt", K458
Bartók, String Quartet no. 3, Sz. 85
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 7 in F major, "Razumovsky", Op.59 no.1
Cuarteto Casals
Thu 23 May at 20:15
© Marco Borggreve
Barbara Hannigan & Ludwig: Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress
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Stravinsky, The Rake's Progress
Barbara Hannigan, Conductor
Sofie Asplund, Anne Trulove
Marta Swiderska, Baba the Turk
Gyula Rab, Tom Rakewell
Douglas Williams, Nick Shadow
Ziad Nehme, Sellem
Erik Rosenius, Trulove
Ludwig Ensemble
Fri 24 May at 20:15
Nicholas Collon conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 5
Nicholas Collon conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 5
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Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 4 in D major, K218
Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
Residentie Orkest
Nicholas Collon, Conductor
Rosanne Philippens, Violin
Fri 24 May at 19:30

Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam

Schouwburg in Vuur en Vlam
Lully, Atys (Selection)
Anders, Sonata Sesta
Locatelli, Introduzzione Teatrale, Op.4 no.5
Corelli, Concerto grosso in D major, Op.6 no.4
Sammartini, Sinfonia a Quattro Stromenti
Works by Temenza, Andrea
Vivaldi, Concerto grosso di Amsterdam
Shunské Sato, Violin
Amsterdam Corelli Collective
May 25, 26 mat
© Evgeny Evtyukhov
Kochanovsky conducts Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade
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Shostakovich, Cello Concerto no. 2 in G major, Op.126
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, symphonic suite, Op.35
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky, Conductor
Truls Mørk, Cello
Sat 25 May at 14:15
© Harald Hoffmann
Honeck and Zimmermann: Martinu and Dvorak
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Dvořák, Rusalka: Fantasy suite (arr. Honeck)
Martinů, Violin Concerto no. 2, H 293
Dvořák, Symphony no. 8 in G major, Op.88
Frank Peter Zimmermann, Violin
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Manfred Honeck, Conductor
Sun 26 May at 11:00
© Mats Bücker
Sunday morning concert: Martin Fröst plays and conducts: Weber and Beethoven
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Weber, Clarinet concerto no. 1 in F minor, Op.73
Beethoven, Symphony no. 4 in B flat major, Op.60
Philharmonie Zuidnederland
Martin Fröst, Clarinet
Tue 28 May at 20:15
© Marco Borggreve
Janine Jansen & Antonio Pappano: Szymanowski and Dvořák
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Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
Szymanowski, Violin Concerto no. 1, Op.35
Dvořák, 8 Slavonic Dances, Op.72
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Janine Jansen, Violin
May 31, Jun 04, 08
Holland Festival

Westergasfabriek: Gashouder, Amsterdam

aus Licht Part 1: Michael
aus Licht Part 1: Michael
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Stockhausen, Donnerstag aus Licht
Kathinka Pasveer, Conductor
Pierre Audi, Director
Urs Schönebaum, Set Designer, Lighting Designer
Wojciech Dziedzic, Costume Designer
Jun 01 mat, 05 mat, 09 mat
Holland Festival

Westergasfabriek: Gashouder, Amsterdam

aus Licht Part 2: Lucifer and Eve
aus Licht Part 2: Lucifer and Eve
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Stockhausen, Samstag aus Licht
Kathinka Pasveer, Conductor
Pierre Audi, Director
Urs Schönebaum, Set Designer, Lighting Designer
Wojciech Dziedzic, Costume Designer
Sat 1 Jun at 13:00
Schreker, Die Gezeichneten (The Branded) (in concert)
Markus Stenz, Conductor
Marco Jentzsch, Alviano Salvago
Michael Kupfer, Duke Antoniotto Adorno
Markus Eiche, Count Vitelozzo Tamare
Steven Humes, Lodovico Nardi
Allison Oakes, Carlotta Nardi
Jeff Martin, Guidobald Usodimare
Emilio Pons, Menaldo Negroni
Miljenko Turk, Michelotto Cibo
Thilo Dahlmann, Gonsalvo Fieschi
Gala El Hadidi, Martuccia
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor)
Jun 02 mat, 06 mat, 10 mat
Holland Festival

Westergasfabriek: Gashouder, Amsterdam

aus Licht Part 3: Co-operation and the Opening up of Space
aus Licht Part 3: Co-operation and the Opening up of Space
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Stockhausen, Freitag aus Licht
Kathinka Pasveer, Conductor
Pierre Audi, Director
Urs Schönebaum, Set Designer, Lighting Designer
Wojciech Dziedzic, Costume Designer
Sun 2 Jun at 20:15
© Kasskara | DG
Master Pianists Series: Krystian Zimerman
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Krystian Zimerman, Piano
Jun 04, 05
Holland Festival

International Theater: Grote Zaal, Amsterdam

Sur les traces de Dinozord
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Sur les traces de Dinozord (Music by Charles Lwanga Choir of Kisangani, Joachim Montessuis, Arvo Pärt and Jimi Hendricks) (Faustin Linyekula)
Faustin Linyekula, Director
Hlengiwe Lushaba
Jean Kumbonyeki
Yves Mwamba
Papy Maurice Mbwiti, Actor
Antoine Vumilia Muhindo , Actor
Antoine Vumilia Muhindo , Text
Richard Kabako, Text
Jun 05, 06
Holland Festival

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ: Main Hall, Amsterdam

Puccini, Turandot (Intercultural rewriting, composed by Aftab Darvishi)
Miranda Lakerveld, Director
Ekaterina Levental, Turandot
Nilper Orchestra
Jun 05, 08, 12, 16 mat, 18, 23 mat, 27
Holland Festival
Pelléas et Mélisande
Pelléas et Mélisande
New production
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Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande
Stéphane Denève, Conductor
Olivier Py, Director
Pierre-André Weitz, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Paul Appleby, Pelléas
Elena Tsallagova, Mélisande
Brian Mulligan, Golaud
Peter Rose, Arkel
Katia Ledoux, Geneviève
Fredrik Bergman, Shepherd
Michael Wilmering, A Doctor
Bertrand Killy, Lighting Designer
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Jun 06, 07, 08
Holland Festival

Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam

The Six Brandenburg Concertos
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The six Brandenburg Concertos (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker)
Rosas
Amandine Beyer, Conductor
Jun 07, 08
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 22 in E flat, K482
Bruckner, Symphony no. 7 in E major, WAB 107
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Marc Albrecht, Conductor
Martin Helmchen, Piano
Jun 07, 08, 09
Holland Festival

Frascati, Amsterdam

Defence of the Less Good Idea / Blind Mass Orchestra / Requiem Request
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Kentridge, Defence of the Less Good Idea
Works by Orecchia Zúniga
Ravel, Boléro
Gregory Maqoma, Choreography
Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Choreography
Blind mass orchestra
Phuphuma Love Minus
Thulani Chauke, Dancer
Xolisile Bongwana, Dancer
Fri 7 Jun at 19:30
Holland Festival

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ: Main Hall, Amsterdam

Chronicle of Current Events
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Works by Weinberg
Gidon Kremer, Violin
Kremerata Baltica
Fri 7 Jun at 20:30
Holland Festival

Cultureel Educatief Centrum, Amsterdam

Not another diva...
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Works by Lushaba
Faustin Linyekula, Choreography
Hlengiwe Lushaba, Vocals
Johanna Tshabalala, Dancer
Franck Moka, Vocals
Huguette Tolinga, Vocals, Percussion
Pati Basima, Bass Guitar
Zing Kapaya, Guitar
Heru Shabaka-Ra, Trumpet
Jun 08, 09
Holland Festival

Frascati, Amsterdam

Enyangeni / Ursonate
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Enyangeni (Nhlanhla Mahlangu)
William Kentridge, Director
Jun 11, 12
Holland Festival

International Theater: Grote Zaal, Amsterdam

Roughhouse (Richard Siegal)
Ballet of Difference
Jun 11, 12
Holland Festival

Frascati, Amsterdam

Beautiful Me (Gregory Maqoma)
Gregory Maqoma, Dancer
Tue 11 Jun at 20:30
Holland Festival

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ: Main Hall, Amsterdam

Reiter, Mitra (Music by Eva Reiter and George van Dam, vocals by Claron McFadden)
Muziektheater Transparant
Jorge Léon, Director
George van Dam, Composer
Claron McFadden, Vocals
Ensemble Ictus
Jun 12, 13
Holland Festival

Frascati, Amsterdam

La danse de la rue 19
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La danse de la rue 19 (Jeannot Kumbonyeki)
Huguette Tolinga, Percussion
Wed 12 Jun at 20:15
Pärt, Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Britten, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for string orchestra, Op.10
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 14, Op.135
Candida Thompson, Leader
Eva-Maria Westbroek, Soprano
Mikhail Petrenko, Bass
Jun 14, 15, 19, 20, 29, 30 mat
Holland Festival
Van Manen / Forsythe / Arqués
Van Manen / Forsythe / Arqués
New Production
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Ignite (Juanjo Arqués)
Kleines Requiem (Hans van Manen)
Pas/Parts (William Forsythe)
Matthew Rowe, Conductor
Keso Dekker, Set Designer
Tatyana van Walsum, Costume Designer
Het Balletorkest
Stephen Galloway, Set Designer
Jun 14, 15
Holland Festival
Congo (with Franck Moka)
Faustin Linyekula, Director
Eric Vuillard, Text
Daddy Moanda Kamono, Text
Paso Losangnya, Text
Koceila Aduabed
Fri 14 Jun at 20:15
© Marco Borggreve
Pierre-Laurent Aimard and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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Debussy, Jeux
Birtwistle, Responses: Sweet disorder and the carefully careless for piano & orchestra (Dutch première)
Messiaen, Oiseaux exotiques, for orchestra
Ravel, La Valse, for orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano
Fri 14 Jun at 20:30
Holland Festival

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ: Main Hall, Amsterdam

Actress X: Stockhausen's Welt-Parliament, Instruxlin
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Nederlands Kamerkoor
Darren J Cunningham (aka Actress), Electronics
Sat 15 Jun at 20:15
© Melle Meivogel
Marc Albrecht conducts Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
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Strauss R., Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Agneta Eichenholz, Soprano
Rosanne van Sandwijk, Mezzo-soprano
Peter Sonn, Tenor
Christopher Purves, Baritone
Marc Albrecht, Conductor
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Sat 15 Jun at 20:30
Holland Festival
Works by Mazzoli
Works by Hearne
Works by Shaw
Roomful of Teeth
Sun 16 Jun at 20:15
© Marie Mazzucco
Master Pianists Series: Emanuel Ax
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Bach, Partita no. 5 in G major, BWV829
Schoenberg, Six Little Piano Pieces Op.19
Schumann, Fantasiestücke, Op.12
Ravel, Valses nobles et sentimentales, for piano
Chopin, 3 Mazurkas, Op.50
Chopin, Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante, Op.22
Emanuel Ax, Piano
Sun 16 Jun at 20:30
Holland Festival

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ: Main Hall, Amsterdam

Miller, Paper Music
Works by Unknown
William Kentridge, Director
Ann Masina, Soprano
Joanna Dudley, Vocals
Vincenzo Pasquariello, Piano
Jun 18, 19
Holland Festival

International Theater: Grote Zaal, Amsterdam

Triptych (Eyes of one on another)
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Dessner, Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
Daniel Fish, Director
Asko|Schönberg
Roomful of Teeth
Tue 18 Jun at 19:30
Holland Festival

Park Frankendael, Amsterdam

Opera in the Park: Pelléas et Mélisande, free
Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande
Jun 19, 20
© Musacchio Ianniello
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Smetana's Má vlast
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Glanert, Weites Land
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Smetana, Má vlast: Vyšehrad (The High Castle)
Smetana, Má vlast: Vltava (The Moldau)
Smetana, Má vlast: Šárka
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Violin
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Jun 21, 23 mat
© Elmer van der Marel
John Williams' Music for Star Wars
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Williams, Film music from Star Wars
Holst, The Planets, Op.32 (excerpts)
Wagner, Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Kids event
Jun 21, 22
Holland Festival

International Theater: Grote Zaal, Amsterdam

Cion, Requiem of Ravel's Bolero
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Boléro (Gregory Maqoma)
Vuyani Dance Theatre
Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Director
Olivier Hauser, Set Designer
BlackCoffee, Costume Designer
Sat 22 Jun at 21:00
Holland Festival
Works by Benders
Colin Benders, Synthesizer
Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
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Prokofiev, Russian Overture, Op.72
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Isata Kanneh-Mason
Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Isata Kanneh-Mason
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Beethoven, 12 Variations on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, Op.66
Lutosławski, Grave (Metamorphoses for cello and piano)
Debussy, Cello sonata in D minor
Fauré, Élégie in C minor, Op.24
Mendelssohn, Cello Sonata no. 2 in D Major, Op 58
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, Piano
© Keke Keukelaar
Summer Opera Favourites: Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and more
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Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: overture
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: Non più andrai
Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soave sia il vento
Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Quel guardo il cavaliere
Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Bella siccome un angelo
Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Che interminabile andirivieni
Rossini, La Cenerentola: Nacqui all'affanno... Non più mesta
Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: "Din, don: Suona vespero"
Verdi, La forza del destino
Verdi, Nabucco: Va Pensiero, chorus of the Hebrew slaves
Puccini, Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Coro a bocca chiusa "Humming chorus"
Offenbach, Les Contes d'Hoffmann : Barcarolle
Gounod, Romeo et Juliette: Je veux vivre (Juliet's Waltz)
Offenbach, La Perichole: A quel diner
Offenbach, je suis Brésilien, j'ai de l'or
Bizet, Carmen Suite no. 1: Prélude
Bizet, Carmen: Aragonaise
Bizet, Carmen: "Habanera", L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
Bizet, Carmen: Les tringles des sistres tintaient
Bizet, Carmen: Les voici! voici la quadrille des Toreros!
Kristina Bitenc, Soprano
Karin Strobos, Mezzo-soprano
Raoul Steffani, Baritone
Louis Buskens, Choirmaster / chorus director
Brabant Ensemble
Per-Otto Johansson, Conductor
Wed 3 Jul at 20:15
New works (Dancers of Dutch National Ballet)
© Simon van Boxtel
Bach's Brandenburgs – original and new
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Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major, BWV1048
Kliphuis, Brandenburg Bazaar
Stravinsky, Concerto in E flat major for chamber orchestra "Dumbarton Oaks"
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, BWV1050
Kliphuis, Brandenburg Jam
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Gordan Nikolić, Violin
Tim Kliphuis Trio
Final Symphony II - Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Final Symphony II - Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
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Valtonen, Final Fantasy: Fanfare - In a Roundabout Way
Hamauzu, Final Fantasy XIII: Prelude, Utopia in the Sky (arr. Valtonen)
Uematsu, Final Fantasy IX: For the people of Gaia
Uematsu, Final Fantasy VIII: Mono no aware
Uematsu, Final Fantasy V: Library of Ancients
Mischa Cheung, Piano
Eckehard Stier, Conductor
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
© Simon van Boxtel
Fauré Requiem sung by The Netherlands Radio Choir
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MacMillan, Ave Maria
MacMillan, A New Song
Pärt, Pari Intervallo, for organ
Duruflé, Four Motets on Gregorian themes, Op.10
Pärt, Salve Regina
Fauré, Requiem, Op.48
Sophie Junker, Soprano
John Brancy, Baritone
Klaas Stok, Conductor
Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor)
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic