Celebration of variation!
The programming for the ten afternoon concerts and the eleven evening concerts is complete. It remains a surprise of course what the Master Class participants will perform . Within these 21 concerts, more than two hours are reserved for them, and they will also present the 24 regional concerts . Two of the already accepted masterclass ensembles will also perform works by Hans Kox.
The Orlando Festival 2019 offers participants and listeners a total of 20 hours of varied chamber music from 4 centuries. Thirty musicians from ten countries will perform works by 42 composers from 13 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Austria, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, United States, Sweden, Norway and Italy).
From solo compositions (for piano, violin, harp, harmonium, double bass, flute, organ), via duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet and octet to the 15 musicians in the Gruppo Montebello, with the cooperation of the 20 singers of the Opera Zuid Theatre Choir. Big names from the baroque period (Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann), the classical period (Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert), the romantic period (Borodin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Grieg, Chopin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns), the 20th century (Bartók, Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Shostakovich, Messiaen) appear side by side with perhaps lesser known but no less interesting colleagues.
Special attention will be paid to the recently deceased Dutch composer Hans Kox (1930-2019), who is in the spotlight with 14 representative and varied works. Other Dutch composers to whom we pay attention are Gerrit Jan van Eijken (1832 – 1879), Otto Ketting (1935-2012), Patrick van Deurzen (born 1964) and Maria Alejandra Castro Espejo (1978).