Guide to the Holland Festival

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From Crumb to Kaufmann: Holland Festival 2017 revealed

The Holland Festival has always celebrated and promoted new work and takes its 70th anniversary to both look forward, with plenty of world premières, but also to reflect on its past. 
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Holland Festival
Holland Festival

June 3rd - 25th, 2017

The Holland Festival takes place yearly during the month of June, in the main and smaller venues of Amsterdam. Since 1947 the Holland Festival is the leading international performing arts festival in the Netherlands. The festival offers a broad scope of international performing arts with a mix of performances and concerts from all corners of the world. The festival features established names as well as new talent, showing innovation in art and exploring new types of venue and forms of theatre. The Holland Festival's tradition of innovation is further expanded by opening the festival up, for instance by staging performances, concerts and events in public spaces.

For full information, visit the Holland Festival website.

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AmsterdamHommages

Stravinsky, Kurtág, Prokofiev, Bartók
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Pietari Inkinen; Alexander Gavrylyuk

AmsterdamBlack Angels

Crumb
Christine Chapman; Claron McFadden; Ragazze Quartet; Slagwerk Den Haag; Ives Ensemble

AmsterdamShostakovich Trilogy

Shostakovich
Alexei Ratmansky; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Dutch Ballet Orchestra
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Beautiful role debut for Malin Byström in Amsterdam Salome

In an elegant new production by Ivo van Hove, Malin Byström portrays a graceful, erotic Salome and the RCO play with sensuous lyricism under Daniele Gatti.
****1
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Immersive Monteverdi: Vespers in 360-degree surround

Until now I have been fairly sceptical about theatrical stagings of oratorios and other sacred works, so I was curious but cautious about the staging of Monteverdi's Vespers at the Holland Festival.
*****
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An impressive Babylon at the Holland Festival

The loud cheers for the performers were richly deserved, although Jörg Widmann’s imposing but sprawling Babylon was not well-served by the concert format.
***11
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