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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Leiden, Netherlands

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Holland Symfonia's Russian fireworks kick off the new year in Leiden

New Year’s concerts have never been that appealing to me: I am not a great lover of Viennese waltzes and that is what most of them consist of. But fortunately this year the Holland Symfonia had a New Years concert with a twist: Russian fireworks.

Youthful passion and skill at the Stadsgehoorzaal

When you go to see a student orchestra play a concert, your expectations are generally lower than with professional orchestras. And so, when the Symfonieorkest of the Amsterdam Conservatory and soloists from the same Conservatory came to Leiden with an exciting program of Ravel, Prokofiev, Dvořák and Janáček, I thought it’d be a fun night, but not necessarily impressive.

Andriessen's exhilarating music performed by the Clazz Ensemble

Louis Andriessen is my favourite Dutch composer, but even here in the Netherlands his works are underperformed. So it was all the more exciting that the Clazz Ensemble presented a program solely with works by Andriessen.

Finzi Quartet and Quatuor Byron in Leiden

Opening the concert season at Leiden’s Stadsgehoorzaal was a beautiful concert of chamber music by two talented young string quartets: the Finzi Quartet and Quatuor Byron. On the program were string quartets by Haydn, Ravel and Shostakovich – an eclectic mix that turned out rather well. The absolute highlight of the evening was Shostakovich’s String Quartet No.
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