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Aug 24 | Sep 02 2012


INHOUD Aug 24 - Sep 2 2012 240 concerts

Utrecht Early Music Festival and Early Music Season 3

Welcome

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Artists in residence

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Sweelinck > Bach

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International STIMU Symposium 2012

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Festival Centre Pandhof / Museum Catharijneconvent

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Festival schedule

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Festival programme 2012

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Friends make it possible

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Colophon

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Locations Utrecht Early Music Festival

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Festival bulletin

Carillon concert


Welcome! The world’s biggest early music festival is once again upon us. This year in Utrecht we will take two musical icons as our points of reference: Sweelinck and Bach. We also look forward to sharing with you the extraordinary musical riches that lie between them. Two seasoned guides will accompany us on our journey: Harry van der Kamp and Masaaki Suzuki. Yet there is much, much more on offer. How about a stage performance of the first Dutch opera, De Triomferende Min? Or colourful German Baroque cantatas? Just imagine keyboard recitals on a historical Ruckers virginal dating from 1604. Or a St Matthew Passion with RenÊ Jacobs, who makes his return appearance in Utrecht after 17 years. You are welcome to drop in at our inviting Pandhof Festival Centre on the Domplein, and to visit a unique exhibition at the Museum Catharijneconvent featuring the works of Gerrit, the artist brother of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Admittance is free upon presentation of your Festival ticket. Enjoy browsing through the whole booklet: after the festival information you will also find our complete season programme for 2012/2013. This lists all of our concerts for the entire year, at the most atmospheric concert venues in the Netherlands and Flanders. More than 850 performing artists will demonstrate the full vibrancy and vitality of early music.

Xavier Vandamme Director 3


Artist in residence: Masaaki

Suzuki

“Since my time spent studying as a student in Amsterdam with Ton Koopman and Piet Kee, I have loved the Netherlands, a country that boasts a fantastic Bach tradition. So it is an honour to be artist in residence at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, the world’s pre-eminent early music festival. In the story of Sweelinck to Bach I will naturally focus on the latter period, together with my Bach Collegium Japan, and in doing so I would like to show audiences that Bach did not exist in isolation. Zelenka, Kuhnau, Pachelbel and Johann Sebastian’s own family: they all made a significant contribution to the richness of the German Baroque. My great wish is to give you the opportunity to enjoy this extraordinary repertoire which is so close to my heart.” Masaaki Suzuki & Bach Collegium Japan:

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Sat Aug 25: Bach’s Musikalisches Opfer

Wed Aug 29: Magnificat

Sun Aug 26: Brunch und Bach

Thurs Aug 30: Pachelbel and the Bach family


Artist in residence: Harry

van der Kamp

“Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck is the composer who has completely fascinated me: he was an unassuming man who, besides composing organ and harpsichord works, fused the late Rennaissance with the early Baroque in a masterly way with his pithy oeuvre of chansons, madrigals, rimes, Cantiones Sacrae and, last but not least, all 150 psalms. In the year of its 450th anniversary,this monument of Dutch music will play a major role in the Early Music Festival. In the space of three concerts I will present his richly varied music in an international context with my Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam. Sweelinck knew his classics and the later classics knew him: his influence extends down through generations of students all the way to Bach.” Harry van der Kamp & Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam: Fri Aug 24: Schütz and Gabrieli

Fri Aug 31: Sweelinck in Holland

Sat Aug 25: Sweelinck’s Cantiones Sacrae

Sun Sep 2: Sweelinck and the students of Gabrieli

Tues Aug 28: Summer School

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Sweelinck > Bach: a declaration of love

The period from Sweelinck’s birth to Bach’s death spans almost two whole centuries. Despite this it is possible to draw a virtually direct line between these two great figures, from teacher to student and down through the generations. Bach could not have become what he was without Sweelinck. While this is true, it is not the full story, so we would like to add to the picture during this year’s Early Music Festival. For not all roads lead to Bach. Just listen to Zelenka: the contrast is so great that you could imagine yourself half a century down the track, yet he is almost Bach’s exact contemporary. It is also enriching to include the musical tale of the Reformation: from the rich French psalm culture in household circles, to the Lutheran chorale in its surprising and varied forms. However this festival is no history lesson. Rather, it is a public declaration of love for a collection of unique repertoire. From the loveliest early psalm settings, taking in the sweetest 17th-century chamber music, to the most colourful German Baroque cantatas. This Festival is a vibrant kaleidoscope of popular and little known music, all of it first rate, so feel free to join us and listen in anywhere and at any time. Whether you are a connoisseur or encountering early music for the very first time, the quality of the repertoire is so convincing that it will whet your appetite for more. 6


Did you know that...

your concert ticket gives you free admission to the Catherijneconvent during the Festival? you can hear concerts of the Carillon Early Music Festival every day? you can visit the symposium What we do is pure hypothesis: Gustav Leonhardt and his Early Music from August 31 to September 2 inclusive? you can listen to six free fringe concerts featuring young musicians every day? three recitals will be given on an original Flemish Ruckers virginal dating from 1604 (on Aug 28, 29 and 30)? you can join a special Bach guided tour in Museum Speelklok every day at 1:30 p.m.? you can visit the Pandhof Festival Centre every day for information, tickets, CDs and a cup of coffee?

2012 Festival booklet The Festival booklet is the only source containing full details of all Festival activities. General articles give an overview of the main programming themes, while complete concert programmes and programme notes fill in the finer details. It also contains programme information regarding the fringe and the Fabulous Fringe and lists all the exhibitors participating in the Early Music Market. Together with this book you will receive a free CD with performances by Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan. Available from August 24 2012. Price: â‚Ź 10 / Advance order price: â‚Ź 8

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2012 International STIMU Symposium Most of what we do is hypothetical: Gustav Leonhardt and his Early Music Gustav Leonhardt’s death in January 2012 has deprived the early music movement of one of its greatest advocates. The importance of Leonhardt’s role in championing unjustly neglected repertoire and performing it on historical instruments can scarcely be overestimated. From August 31 to September 2 2012 Stimu, the Dutch Foundation for Historical Performance Practice will present a symposium entitled Most of what we do is hypothetical: Gustav Leonhardt and his Early Music in collaboration with the Amsterdam Conservatoire. The musical and social context in which Leonhardt’s early work was carried out will be discussed, as well as the latest research into the music that he so much admired. The main scope will not be limited to the musically rich life of one individual, but will primarily focus on the directions a movement can choose to take, following the death of a person who has left an aesthetic mark of ongoing influence and enduring value. The symposium will be preceded by a screening of Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach, the film by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, which was premièred in Utrecht 45 years ago, with performances by Leonhardt (in the role of J.S. Bach), Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Bob van Asperen.

language: English speakers: Kailan Rubinoff, Frits Zwart, Ton Koopman, John Butt, Richard Egarr, Pieter Dirksen, Thérèse de Goede, Peter Wollny a.o. The definitive programme will be available from June 1 at:

www.oudemuziek.nl/symposium

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Pandhof Festival Centre This year the Pandhof on the Domplein is once again the perfect place to enjoy a drink and a snack between the Festival activities, to browse in the Festival CD shop or to swap opinions with your fellow visitors. Here you can also listen to carillon and fringe concerts every day. The Pandhof Festival Centre will be open every day from 10.oo a.m. until late in the evening.

Gerrit Pieterszoon Sweelinck in Museum Catharijneconvent During the exhibition The Word in the Golden Age in Museum Catharijneconvent a special place has been reserved for Gerrit Pieterszoon, the artist brother of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. You will be granted free admittance to the Museum Catherijneconvent during the Festival upon presentation of your concert ticket.

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Festival schedule

Fri Aug 24

Sat Aug 25

Sun Aug 26

Mon Aug 27

11.00 Organ Day in Leiden SS: Carl Van Eyndhoven Brunch und Bach SS: Lionel Meunier a.m. 10.30 a.m. Leiden Centre 10.00 a.m. Aula 11.30 a.m. Academiegebouw VB Leeuwenbergh

Tues Aug 28

SS: Harry vd Kamp VB Leeuwenbergh

1.00 p.m.

Wolfgang Zerer Nicolaïkerk

Ben David &Trocellier VB Leeuwenbergh

Ghielmi & Milani Nicolaïkerk

Luca Guglielmi Lutherse Kerk

3.00 p.m.

Trinity Baroque Jacobikerk

Armonico Tributo Lutherse Kerk

Les Idées Heureuses VB Leeuwenbergh

De Profundis Geertekerk

Sergey Malov Lutherse Kerk

Rare Fruits Council Geertekerk

Masaaki Suzuki c.s. Geertekerk

Les Plaisirs du Parnasse L’École de Royaumont Geertekerk St. Willibrordkerk

Cordevento VB Leeuwenbergh

Brisk VB Leeuwenbergh

Collegium 1704 Domkerk

La Divina Armonia Domkerk

Les Muffatti, Vox Luminis Gli Angeli Genève

Jacobikerk

Domkerk

Gesualdo Consort Jacobikerk

La Chapelle Rhénane Pieterskerk

Capriccio Stravagante Geertekerk

Camerata Trajectina 8 + 10 p.m. Nicolaïkerk

10.30 p.m.

L’Armonia Sonora Pieterskerk

Holland Baroque Society Stylus Phantasticus Geertekerk Pieterskerk

Lautten Compagney Geertekerk

12.00 a.m.

José Miguel Moreno Aula

Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir Aula

Maude Gratton Aula

5.00 p.m.

8.00 Festive Opening Night p.m. Domkerk and Utrecht Centre

Mields & Santana Aula

Ludus Modalis Pieterskerk

Daily schedule:

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11.00 a.m.:

Lectures, demonstrations and film for more background information

1.00 p.m.:

Harpsichord- and organ recitals

3.00 and 5.00 p.m.:

Chamber music and vocal ensembles

8.00 p.m.:

Large-scale evening concerts

10.30 p.m.:

Vocal splendour in the evening

12.00 a.m.:

Intimate encounters with soloists


Wed Aug 29

Thurs Aug 30

Fri Aug 31

Sat Sep 1

Sun Sep 2

SS: Sigiswald Kuijken SS: Ruud Priem VB Leeuwenbergh Catharijneconvent

Film: Chronik SS: Johan Hofmann SS: Kathryn Cok 10.30 a.m. Wolff Camera Aula Senaatszaal

Siebe Henstra Lutherse Kerk

Alina Rotaru Lutherse Kerk

Léon Berben Domkerk

Benjamin Alard Nicolaïkerk

Phantasm Geertekerk

Daedalus Pieterskerk

Chelycus Geertekerk

Parlement de Musique Les Folies Françoises Pieterskerk VB Leeuwenbergh

La Petite Bande Domkerk

Bernard Foccroulle Nicolaïkerk

Compagnie Bischoff Red Herring 3 + 5 p.m. Lutherse Kerk Geertekerk

Bach Collegium Japan Gesualdo Consort Ricercar Consort Domkerk Pieterskerk Geertekerk

Bach Collegium Japan Arsys Bourgogne VB Leidsche Rijn Domkerk

The Royal Wind Music Domkerk

Clément Janequin Gesualdo Consort St. Willibrordkerk Pieterskerk

Le Concert Français Akademie Berlin & RIAS Collegium Vocale Gent Geertekerk 7.30 p.m. VB Leidsche Rijn VB Leidsche Rijn

Camerata Trajectina Cappella Amsterdam Ricercar Consort 8 + 10 p.m. Nicolaïkerk Jacobikerk Domkerk

Scorpio Collectief Pieterskerk

La Petite Bande Pieterskerk

Vox Luminis Pieterskerk

Franco Pavan Aula

Menno van Delft Aula

Ton Koopman Nicolaïkerk

Reformation and Sweelinck

BL!NDMAN [SAX] 11.30 p.m. Domkerk

Schütz and the 17th Century

Bach and the 18th Century

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Fri Aug 24 1000 a.m.- Festival centre Pandhof 1200 a.m. Pandhof

1030 a.m.- Organ day in Leiden 400 p.m. Leiden Centre 700 p.m.

Malgosia Fiebig Dom Tower, Pandhof

800 p.m.

Festive opening night Domkerk and Utrecht Centre

1030 p.m. Opening Festival center Pandhof


Fri Aug 24 10.30 a.m.- 1.00 p.m. Leiden Centre order number 1

€ 45 Lunch included Starts at 10.30 a.m. with coffee/ tea in the Pieterskerk

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Organ day in Leiden From Sweelinck to Bach

In Leiden there are three organs dating from Sweelinck’s time within walking distance of each other, restored to their original condition in mean-tone (Pieterskerk), in 17th century style (Hooglandse Kerk) and in Baroque style (Marekerk). Reitze Smits will talk about each instrument and perform a short concert, illustrating the path linking Sweelinck to Bach: the ideal introduction to this year’s Festival theme.


Festive opening night

Arp Schnitger Ensemble / Thomas Albert, Oltremontano / Wim Becu, Gesualdo Consort / Harry van der Kamp, and dozens of salon concerts What better way to begin this Festival than with the breathtaking multi-choral music of Schütz and his teacher Gabrieli. That is just one aspect of this special evening, for apart from this big event in the Dom you will also be treated to the intimate atmosphere of our series of salon concerts.

Fri Aug 24 8.00 p.m. Domkerk and Utrecht Centre

order number 2

A € 35 / € 25 / € 7 B € 30 / € 20 / € 7

6.45-7.00 p.m. Dom Tower bell ringing 7.00 p.m. carillon recital by Malgosia Fiebig from the Dom Tower 7.00-7.45 p.m. your tickets can be collected from the Domplein; at this point you will be given the address of the salon concert and you will be informed whether your evening begins in the Domkerk or at a salon concert 8.00-8.45 p.m. Domkerk or salon concert 8.50-9.20 p.m. audience changes location; the walk to and from the Domkerk is accompanied by the sounds of the carillon played by Malgosia Fiebig 9.30-10.15 p.m. Domkerk or salon concert 10.30 p.m. opening gathering in Pandhof Festival Centre (free admittance for Friends) 17


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Sat Aug 25 1000 a.m.- Festival Centre Pandhof 1200 a.m. Pandhof

1000 a.m. Summer School: Carl Van Eyndhoven Aula, Pandhof entrance

1100 a.m. Carl Van Eyndhoven & Capilla Flamenca Dom Tower, Pandhof

1100 a.m. Fringe

multiple locations

1200 p.m. Bell ringing & church bell guided walks Church bells in the city centre

100 p.m.

Wolfgang Zerer Nicolaïkerk

200 p.m.

Malgosia Fiebig Nicolaï Tower and Garden

200 p.m.

Fringe multiple locations

300 p.m.

Trinity Baroque / Julian Podger Jacobikerk

300 p.m.

Sergey Malov Lutherse kerk

330 p.m.

Fringe & Fabulous Fringe multiple locations

500 p.m.

Suzuki c.s. Geertekerk

500 p.m.

Cordevento / Erik Bosgraaf Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh

800 p.m.

Collegium 1704 / Václav Luks Domkerk

800 p.m.

Gesualdo Consort / Harry van der Kamp Jacobikerk

1030 p.m. L’Armonia Sonora & Concerto Palatino Pieterskerk

1200 a.m. José Miguel Moreno

Aula, Pandhof entrance


Sat Aug 25 10.00 a.m. Aula, Academiegebouw

order number 3

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Sat Aug 25 11.00 a.m. Dom Tower, Pandhof

free

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Summer School: Carl Van Eyndhoven

Let the carillon sound

The carillonneur and researcher Carl Van Eyndhoven has immersed himself in the remarkable development of the carillon in 17th century Netherlands. While the sources are meagre, thanks to two ‘versteek’ books from Brussels containing arrangements for the automatic playing drum of the carillon, we can have some idea of the music played from the towers in this period: French-style ballets de cour, madrigals and motets. Van Eyndhoven discusses his research during a lecture preceding his carillon recital.

Carl van Eyndhoven & Capilla Flamenca Carillon playing from the Dom Tower and Capilla Flamenca singing in the Pandhof: this extraordinary concert displays the results of the research carried out by the carillonneur Carl Van Eyndhoven into the development of the carillon repertoire in 17th century Netherlands. A combination that is bound to produce a totally unique open air concert.


Bell ringing & church bell guided walks Throughout the city centre of Utrecht, members of the Utrecht Bell Ringers Guild will present a church bell concert, starting with the bells of the Dom Tower and gradually building up to reach imposing ‘full volume ringing’ with all 13 bells. Afterwards the other church bells in the city will be added to the concert until church bell music echoes across the entire city. At 12.15 p.m. two guided church bell walks will commence from the Domplein: a western and a southern route that follow the bell ringing relay on foot.

AVRO/NTR Festival bulletin On eight evenings from 25 August to 2 September inclusive, AVRO/Radio4 will broadcast a special Festival bulletin, in which the presenter Mark Brouwers will introduce his guests and their music to you on location. These daily, live impressions of the Festival will precede the Radio4 broadcast of the evening concert.

Sat Aug 25: 7.00-8.00 p.m.

Wed Aug 29: 7.30-8.00 p.m.

Sun Aug 26: 7.30-8.00 p.m.

Thurs Aug 30: 7.30-8.00 p.m.

Mon Aug 27: 7.30-8.00 p.m.

Fri Aug 31: 7.30-8.00 p.m.

Tues Aug 28: 7.30-8.00 p.m.

Sun Sep 2: 7.30-8.00 p.m.

Sat Aug 25 12.00 p.m. Church bells in the city centre

free

Sat Aug 25 19.30 7.30 p.m. uur

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Sat Aug 25 1.00 p.m. Nicolaïkerk order number 4

€ 18 / € 16 / € 7

Sat Aug 25 2.00 p.m. Nicolaï Tower and Garden

free

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Wolfgang Zerer

Scheidemann: organ works Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck was evidently satisfied with the ‘pious Jonghmans Henderich Scheijtman, from Hamborg’, dedicating a canon to his student upon his departure from Amsterdam. Returning to his birthplace, Scheidemann unleashed a veritable explosion of creativity along with his colleagues Weckmann, Praetorius and Schop. Wolfgang Zerer, himself a teacher in Hamburg, knows this founder of the German organ school as none other.

Malgosia Fiebig

Scheidemann, Buxtehude, Walther on the carillon Organ music assumes a key role in this year’s Festival: after all, a direct line can be drawn linking Sweelinck and his northern-German organ students to Bach in Leipzig. Two important figures en route are Buxtehude and Scheidemann. Malgosia Fiebig’s carillon recital perfectly complements the preceding organ recital by Wolfgang Zerer. She plays on the light Baroque Hemony carillon of the Nicolaïkerk.


Trinity Baroque / Julian Podger The many facets of Sweelinck

Aside from his official duties as organist of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, Sweelinck composed works in many vocal genres. The singers of Trinity Baroque present a varied programme of psalms, Latin and French motets and secular genres in Italian and French. Organ toccatas, fantasias and the Balletto del granduca performed by the organist James Johnstone complete the spectrum.

Sergey Malov

Bach’s cello suites on the viola da spalla Until several years ago the viola da spalla was nothing more than a theoretical concept; however, thanks to the important reconstruction work of Sigiswald Kuijken and the instrument maker Dmitry Badiarov, the ‘shoulder violin’ now occupies a well-recognised position between the cello and violin. The young violin virtuoso Sergey Malov takes on the challenge, performing not just Bach’s cello suites nos. 1 and 6 but also the third violin partita on his new spalla.

Sat Aug 25 3.00 p.m. Jacobikerk order number 5

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Sat Aug 25 3.00 p.m. Lutherse Kerk order number 6

A € 18 / € 16 / € 7 B € 16 / € 14 / € 7

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Sat Aug 25 5.00 p.m. Geertekerk order number 7

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Sat Aug 25 5.00 p.m. Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh order number 8

€ 21 / € 19 / € 7

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Masaaki Suzuki & co

Bach: Musikalisches Opfer and other chamber music Masaaki Suzuki begins his Utrecht residency in intimate fashion with Bach’s chamber music for traverso and violin. His programme includes the trio sonata from the Musikalisches Opfer, based on the enigmatic theme provided by Frederick the Great himself. Even at an advanced age Bach proved to be totally au fait with the latest, elegant mode, while naturally including his personal trademark: mellifluous counterpoint.

Cordevento / Erik Bosgraaf

Bach: Concertos on … the recorder There are recorder concertos in abundance, but not by Bach. Or maybe there are, after all... Starting from the idea that the recorder is a constant factor in Bach’s oeuvre, festival favourite Erik Bosgraaf appropriates several of Bach’s concertos. The result is refreshing: you will hear the oboe concerto BWV 1059 and the concerto for harpsichord BWV 1053 performed on the recorder! In this way there are always new aspects to discover in Bach’s timeless music.


Collegium 1704 / Václav Luks

Zelenka: Missa omnium sanctorum (1741) Experiencing Zelenka’s exciting, harmonically daring style, it is hard to believe that he and Bach were virtual contemporaries. Leipzig is separated from Catholic Dresden by a mere one hundred kilometres, yet the contrast between the two could scarcely be any greater. Collegium 1704, the Zelenka ensemble par excellence, will delight the audience with the Missa omnium sanctorum, Zelenka’s final mass.

Sat Aug 25 8.00 p.m. Domkerk 19.30 7.00 p.m. uur

order number 9

A € 35 / € 32/ € 7 B € 30 / € 27 / € 7

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Sat Aug 25 8.00 p.m. Jacobikerk order number 10

A € 35 / € 32 / € 7 B € 30 / € 27 / € 7

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Gesualdo Consort / Harry van der Kamp Sweelinck: Psalms and Cantiones sacrae

Harry van der Kamp and his Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam have won many awards for their Sweelinck Monument: the complete CD recording of his vocal music. So they are the ideal festival guests to showcase Sweelinck’s oeuvre in no less than three concerts. This evening they will do so in large-scale formation, performing several of his finest sixto eight-voice psalms and motets. While these may have been composed for prayer within the home, they represent domestic music-making in its most monumental form.


L’Armonia Sonora & Concerto Palatino Rosenmüller: motets with winds

Rosenmüller was on the brink of being appointed to the post of Thomascantor in Leipzig when his sudden arrest in 1655 put the brakes on his career. However the consequences were not so bad: he escaped from prison and left for Venice, where he immersed himself in the sumptuous style of San Marco. In an exclusive performance for Utrecht, Mieneke van der Velden & co present several phenomenal solo motets in a modern world première.

José Miguel Moreno

Bach, Weiss, Kellner: lute music In the early 18th century the role of the lute in Germany was undergoing a serious decline. A mere handful of virtuosi continued to uphold the honour of the instrument, including David Kellner in Hamburg, whose surprisingly short manual even appeared in the Netherlands. Silvius Weiss enjoyed even greater renown: his extensive lute oeuvre is on a par with that of Bach. José Miguel Moreno has built a new instrument specially for this programme.

Sat Aug 25 10.30 p.m. Pieterskerk order number 11

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7 soloists: Hana Blazíková, soprano Robin Blaze, alto Peter Kooij, bass

Sat Aug 25 12.00 a.m. Aula, Pandhof entrance order number 12

€ 12 / € 10 / € 5

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Sun Aug 26 1000 a.m.- Festival Centre Pandhof 1200 a.m. Pandhof

1100 a.m. Fringe

multiple locations

1130 a.m. Brunch und Bach Academiegebouw

1230 p.m. Malgosia Fiebig

Dom Tower, Pandhof

100 p.m.

Nima Ben David & Pierre Trocellier Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh

130 p.m.

Bach guided tour in Speelklok Museum Speelklok

200 p.m.

Fringe multiple locations

300 p.m.

Armonico Tributo / Lorenz Duftschmid Lutherse Kerk

300 p.m.

Les Plaisirs du Parnasse / David Plantier Geertekerk

330 p.m.

Fringe & Fabulous Fringe multiple locations

500 p.m.

Rare Fruits Council / Manfredo Kraemer Geertekerk

500 p.m.

Brisk & Johan Linderoth Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh

730 p.m.800 p.m.

Festival bulletin / AVRO-Radio4 Geertekerk

800 p.m.

La Chapelle Rhénane / Benoît Haller Pieterskerk

815 p.m.

La Divina Armonia / Lorenzo Ghielmi Domkerk

1030 p.m. Holland Baroque Society / Andreas Arend Geertekerk

1200 a.m. Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir

Aula, Academiegebouw entrance

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Sun Aug 26

Pandhof Festival Centre This year the Pandhof on the Domplein is once again the perfect place to enjoy a drink and a snack between the Festival activities, to browse in the Festival CD shop or to swap opinions with your fellow visitors. Here you can also listen to carillon and fringe concerts every day. The Pandhof Festival Centre will be open every day from 10.00 a.m. until late in the evening.

Sun Aug 26 11.30 a.m.-1.00 p.m. Academiegebouw order number 13

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Brunch und Bach

Masaaki Suzuki in conversation with Lex Bohlmeijer As artist in residence, in addition to giving three concerts during this Festival, Masaaki Suzuki will also take a seat for an in-depth interview. Lex Bohlmeijer will question him about his work with Bach Collegium Japan, his penchant for Johann Sebastian Bach and how he came to speak such excellent Dutch. An extensive brunch buffet awaits you.


Malgosia Fiebig

Böhm & Telemann on the carillon Georg Böhm, a figure of considerable influence for the young Bach, wrote much chamber music. Malgosia Fiebig reveals her own arrangements of two of his keyboard suites and an overture. From Telemann, Bach’s rival for the post of Cantor at the Thomaskirche, we will hear two recorder sonatas. Incidentally, during this concert you can take a close-up look at the carillon. Fifteen daredevils will be admitted at 12.00 p.m. to make the seventy-meter ascent.

Nima Ben David & Pierre Trocellier

Bach: Sonatas for gamba and harpsichord In the hands of the Israeli Nima Ben David the viola da gamba seems like the world’s easiest instrument to play. She throws herself into the sonatas that Bach wrote for her instrument with contagious delight. But did Bach actually have the viola da gamba specifically in mind? No one knows, however it is certain that Bach liked to reuse his own music. Several chamber music pieces arranged for keyboard give clear proof of this.

Sun Aug 26 12.30 p.m. Dom Tower

12.00 p.m.: take a close-up look at the carillon (max. 15 people) order number 14

€ 10

Sun Aug 26 1.00 p.m. Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh order number 15

€ 18 / € 16 / € 7

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Sun Aug 26 3.00 p.m. Lutherse Kerk order number 16

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Sun Aug 26 3.00 p.m. Geertekerk order number 17

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

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Armonico Tributo / Lorenz Duftschmid L’echo du Danube: Schenck’s gamba music

Schenck’s two sparkling suites L’echo du Danube and Le nymphe di Reno are among his best works, which instantly places them at the pinnacle of the gamba repertoire. During his travels as a diplomat, the Amsterdammer picked up all kinds of influences, so his oeuvre is a reflection of musical Europe. Lorenz Duftschmid leads Armonico Tributo Austria, playing on his original Stainer gamba dating from 1674.

Les Plaisirs du Parnasse / David Plantier Westhoff en Walther: two violin virtuosi

In 1674 Johann Jakob Walther and Johann Paul von Westhoff took up appointments at the Dresden Hofkapelle. Together with Biber they were considered to be the leading violinists of their day, each with his particular idiosyncrasies, such as Walther’s predilection for imitating other instruments and animals. The violinist David Plantier has a thorough knowledge of both composers’ music after years of intensive study and two pioneering recordings.


Rare Fruits Council / Manfredo Kraemer Travels from Biber to Buxtehude

Tracing his (distant) musical predecessors, the star violinist Manfredo Kraemer makes the journey from the Alps to the Baltic Sea and back, with stopovers in Salzburg for Biber and Nuremberg for Pachelbel, then on to Saxony for Rosenmüller and finally to Reincken’s Hamburg and Buxtehude’s Lübeck. Their marvellously virtuosic violin repertoire, rooted in the stylus fantasticus, is in the most capable hands with The Rare Fruits Council.

Brisk & Johan Linderoth Senfl, Isaac: tenor songs

Heinrich Isaac and his student Ludwig Senfl enjoyed a close friendship, which began at the court of Emperor Maximilian in Innsbruck. Together they brought the tenor song to great heights, a genre in which a popular melody or chorale melody forms the basis for a refined filigree of voices. The recorder ensemble Brisk places these melodies, at times sweet, at times audacious, in the hands of the Swedish tenor Johan Linderoth.

Sun Aug 26 5.00 p.m. Geertekerk order number 18

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Sun Aug 26 5.00 p.m. Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh order number 19

€ 21 / € 19 / € 7

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Sun Aug 26 8.00 p.m. Pieterskerk order number 20

A € 35 / € 32 / € 7 B € 30 / € 27 / € 7

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La Chapelle Rhénane / Benoît Haller Schütz: Psalmen Davids (selection)

With his Psalmen Davids (1619), Heinrich Schütz summarised everything that he had learned, especially during the four years he spent in Venice under Giovanni Gabrieli’s wing. The colourful multi-choral psalms marked the beginning of his career in Dresden and unleashed a musical revolution there. The Strasbourg based group La Chapelle Rhénane emphasises the at times raw expression of the Old Testament texts.


La Divina Armonia / Lorenzo Ghielmi

Cantates of Buxtehude, Bruhns, Böhm and Bach La Divina Armonia is one of the most profoundly expressive Baroque ensembles currently on the scene. Its leader Lorenzo Ghielmi has programmed the finest Baroque cantatas for soloists and a compact instrumental group. An Italian by birth, Ghielmi is a leading Bach authority and a seasoned specialist in northern German Baroque expressivity.

Sun Aug 26 8.15 p.m. Domkerk 19.30 7.30 p.m. uur

order number 21

A € 35 / € 32 / € 7 B € 30 / € 27 / € 7

soloists: Lorenzo Ghielmi, organ Francesca Cassinari, soprano Vera Milani, soprano Margot Oitzinger, alto Virgil Hartinger, tenor Mauro Borgioni, bass

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Sun Aug 26 10.30 p.m. Geertekerk order number 22

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7 soloists: Stefanie True, soprano Andreas Wolf, bass

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Holland Baroque Society / Andreas Arend Buns: motets and sonatas

Just recently, Tineke Steenbrink of the Holland Baroque Society stumbled upon a pile of unique documents in Boxmeer: first editions complete with annotations by the Dutch Carmelite monk-organist Benedictus Buns. Armed with new knowledge Holland Baroque Society presents a melange of his highly expressive and challenging usic, which was known throughout Europe around 1700 but has since fallen into neglect.


Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir

Telemann, Bach, Gosfield: violin solos She is young and unassuming, yet also fiercely ambitious: the Icelander Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir believes in transcending all limits. As the leader of the Berlin Soloist Ensemble Kaleidoskop, but also as a soloist, she challenges audiences with a feisty combination of old and new music. In her Utrecht performance a touch of Annie Gosfield, New York City’s leading avant-garde composer, will be heard alongside Telemann and Bach.

Sun Aug 26 12.00 a.m. Aula, Pandhof entrance order number 23

A € 12 / € 10 / € 5

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Mon Aug 27 1000 a.m.- Festival Centre Pandhof 800 p.m. Pandhof

1100 a.m. Summer School: Lionel Meunier & Vox Luminis Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh

1100 a.m. Fringe

multiple locations

1130 a.m. Malgosia Fiebig

Dom Tower, Pandhof

100 p.m.

Lorenzo Ghielmi & Vera Milani Nicolaïkerk

130 p.m.

Bach guided tour in Speelklok Museum Speelkok

200 p.m.

Fringe multiple locations

300 p.m.

Les Idées Heureuses Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh

330 p.m.

Fringe & Fabulous Fringe multiple locations

500 p.m.

L’École de Royaumont St. Willibrordkerk

730 p.m.800 p.m.

Festival bulletin / AVRO-Radio4 Geertekerk

800 p.m.

Les Muffatti & Vox Luminis / Peter Van Heyghen Jacobikerk

800 p.m.

Capriccio Stravagante / Skip Sempé Geertekerk

1030 p.m. Stylus Phantasticus & Damien Guillon / Friederike Heumann Pieterskerk

1200 a.m. Dorothee Mields & Lee Santana Aula, Academiegebouw entrance

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Mon Aug 27 11.00 a.m. Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh order number 24

€5 language English

Mon Aug 27 11.30 a.m. Dom Tower, Pandhof

free

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Summer School: Lionel Meunier & Vox Luminis Luther and the chorale

The young singers of Vox Luminis specialise in music from across the whole of Europe, from Renaissance to Baroque, however, they are particularly devoted to the German chorale and to all its subsequent forms. The group’s artistic director Lionel Meunier talks about his discoveries in this lecture-performance, with the assistance of several of his singers.

Malgosia Fiebig

Schein, Praetorius Telemann on the carillon The term ‘Tafelmusik’ was first used in 16th century Germany to describe a phenomenon dating from the Middle Ages. Church music was for God, chamber music was for the musicians, but tafelmusik was played for members of the court: so actually we are talking about the first official concert genre. The term was often attached to suites during the Baroque era, such as those featured in this programme by Schein (from Banchetto musicale), Michael Praetorius and Telemann.


Lorenzo Ghielmi & Vera Milani Bach en Böhm: student and master

The celebrated Italian organist Lorenzo Ghielmi places religious songs from Böhm’s oeuvre and Bach’s Schemelli-Gesangbuch alongside several organ solos, including Prelude and Fugue in C BWV 531. The result is a sparkling programme for organ and soprano in which student and master stand side by side in brotherly fashion.

Mon Aug 27 1.00 p.m. Nicolaïkerk order number 25

A € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Bach guided tour in Speelklok

Mon Aug 27

Johann Sebastian Bach’s status in the twentieth century as a much-loved composer is borne out by the many interpretations of his work for automatically playing musical instruments. Besides barrel organ books Museum Speelklok possesses rolls for automatic pianos with Bach’s music, often played by renowned pianists such as Edwin Fischer. This music will be played during a special guided tour that will take place on every Festival day at 1.30 p.m.

1.30 p.m. Museum Speelkok €9 tickets are available at Museum Speelklok

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Mon Aug 27 3.00 p.m. Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh order number 26

€ 21 / € 19 / € 7

Mon Aug 27 5.00 p.m. St. Willibrordkerk order number 27

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

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Les Idées Heureuses / Geneviève Soly Graupner: chamber music

Following Kuhnau’s death, various candidates were considered for the post of new Thomascantor in Leipzig. Telemann did not want the position, Graupner was unavailable, so in the end the choice fell upon Johann Sebastian Bach. Nowadays Bach overshadows all of his contemporaries; an unjustifiable fact according to the harpsichordist Geneviève Soly. She has dedicated her career to candidate number two, Graupner, who produced a gigantic but largely unknown oeuvre in Darmstadt.

L’École de Royaumont / Wim Becu & Lambert Colson

Luther and the church music of Knöfel, Schütz, Schop, etc Protestantism caused immense upheaval in the sixteenth century, also in a musical sense. Nevertheless, Gregorian chant continued to play a decisive role after the Reformation, as eleven young professionals were to discover at an in-depth workshop at Fondation Royaumont. The supreme revelations to emerge from this project were the anonymous Missa super Aus tiefer Noth and motets by Johann Knöfel, works which are only to be found in the Royaumont music library.


Les Muffatti & Vox Luminis / Peter Van Heyghen

Keiser: Brockes Passion Reinhard Keiser’s Brockes Passion is exactly 300 years old and a virtually forgotten work. The expressive and dramatic libretto of Brockes was a windfall for Keiser, who celebrated triumph after triumph at the Hamburg Opera, and later it was also to inspire Händel and Telemann. The Belgian ensembles Les Muffatti and Vox Luminis enter fully into this personal, richly orchestrated Passion story packed with surprises.

Mon Aug 27 8.00 p.m. Jacobikerk order number 28

A € 35 / € 32 / € 7 B € 30 / € 27 / € 7

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Mon Aug 27 8.00 p.m. Geertekerk 19.30 7.30 p.m. uur

order number 29

A € 35 / € 32 / € 7 B € 30 / € 27 / € 7

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Capriccio Stravagante / Skip Sempé Scheidt, Farina , Schein, Brade: Banchetto Musicale

The musical banquet served up by Skip Sempé in Utrecht is lavish fare with suites of the early Baroque, delightfully performed by Capriccio Stravagante’s virtuosic strings and winds. He has selected the most sensual dance music from across 17th century Europe, including Carlo Farina’s work from which he took the name of his ensemble. You will relish hearing this music for lords!


Stylus Phantasticus & Damien Guillon / Friederike Heumann Tunder, Buxtehude, Erlebach: solo motets

The German cities constantly vied to surpass each other in (cultural) riches, and trade provided the necessary capital. Each composer on this programme featuring the celebrated countertenor Damien Guillon is linked to trade: Tunder and Buxtehude worked in Lübeck, the capital of the Hanseatic League, Erlebach studied near Bremen and Schenck was born in Amsterdam, a major rival of the German cities.

Dorothee Mields & Lee Santana German lute songs

The icon of this midnight concert is Heinrich Albert, a nephew of Schütz. His Arien oder Melodien dating from the mid 17th century form one of the largest collections of sacred and secular songs in German, with texts for every occasion, whether joyful or sorrowful. Albert’s music is interspersed with intimate works by Franck, Krieger, Strungk, Nauwach and the great Schütz himself, who was Albert’s teacher.

Mon Aug 27 10.30 p.m. Pieterskerk order number 30

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Mon Aug 27 12.00 a.m. Aula, Academiegebouw entrance order number 31

€ 12 / € 10 / € 5

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Tues Aug 28 1000 a.m.- Festival Centre Pandhof 120 a.m. Pandhof

1100 a.m. Summer School: Harry van der Kamp Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh

1100 a.m. Fringe

multiple locations

1130 a.m. Philippe Beullens

Dom Tower, Pandhof

100 p.m.

Luca Guglielmi Lutherse Kerk

130 p.m.

Bach guided tour in Speelklok Museum Speelklok

200 p.m.

Fringe multiple locations

300 p.m.

De Profundis / Peter Kooij Geertekerk

330 p.m.

Fringe & Fabulous Fringe multiple locations

500 p.m.

Ludus Modalis / Bruno Boterf Pieterskerk

730 p.m.800 p.m.

Festival bulletin / AVRO-NTR-Radio4 Pandhof

800 p.m.

Camerata Trajectina Nicolaïkerk

800 p.m.

Gli Angeli Genève / Stephan MacLeod Domkerk

1000 p.m. Camerata Trajectina Nicolaïkerk

1030 p.m. Lautten Compagney & Capella Angelica / Wolfgang Katschner Geertekerk

1200 a.m. Maude Gratton

Aula, Pandhof entrance

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TTues Aug 28 11.00 a.m. Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh

Summer School: Harry van der Kamp The Orpheus of Amsterdam

€5

In view of his comprehensive study and recording of Sweelinck’s immense vocal oeuvre – more than 150 psalms, 37 motets, 30 chansons and 15 madrigals – Harry van der Kamp can justifiably be called a true authority on Sweelinck. What’s more, he is also able to communicate his knowledge in an appealing way! In his Summer School lecture he talks in depth about the composer and his work, against the background of the Dutch music scene.

Tues Aug 28

Philippe Beullens

order number 32

11.30 a.m. Dom Tower, Pandhof

free

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Carillon fringe

Becoming a carillonneur is quite an undertaking. Before students can play the bells they learn the art of playing the carillon at one of the two great carillon schools of the Netherlands and Flanders. Philippe Beullens currently studies in Mechelen and begins his fringe concert with Dutch music: Van Eyck, Fesch and Van den Gheyn, followed by a stylistic tour of Europe with Purcell, Frescobaldi, Händel and Fischer.


Luca Guglielmi

Buxtehude: keyboard music Dieterich Buxtehude wrote keyboard music in all the important genres of his time, sometimes for organ (in particular, the works described as ‘pedaliter’, ‘with pedal’), but very often without a specific instrument in mind. Luca Guglielmi, the harpsichordist from Turin, has chosen several fine preludes, toccatas, arias and pieces taken from the seven mysterious suites ‘über die Natur und Eigenschaften der Planeten’.

Tues Aug 28 1.00 p.m. Lutherse Kerk order number 33

A € 18 / € 16 / € 7 B € 16 / € 14 / € 7

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Tues Aug 28 3.00 p.m. Geertekerk order number 34

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7 soloists: Margot Oitzinger, mezzo-soprano Peter Kooij, bass

Tues Aug 28 5.00 p.m. Pieterskerk order number 35

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

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De Profundis / Peter Kooij

Böhm, Bach, Telemann: motets Father Bach ‘studied the work of the Lüneburg organist Georg Böhm with great devotion’, according to his son Carl Philipp Emanuel. Peter Kooij is known for his solo appearances with Philippe Herreweghe, Masaaki Suzuki and many others, as well as being the driving force behind various ensembles. Here he explores the parallels between the two composers. De Profundis performs as a trio of instrumentalists with the mezzo-soprano Margot Oitzinger as special guest.

Ludus Modalis / Bruno Boterf

Psalms and sacred songs of the French Renaissance The superb translation of the Psalms by Clément Marot and Théodore de Bèze provided material for many generations of composers, including Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Claude Lejeune was among the first to set French psalms to music. The eight singers of the French ensemble Ludus Modalis sing Lejeune’s psalms alongside harmonically daring sacred songs by Guillaume Costeley and Pascal de l’Estocart.


Camerata Trajectina

Hacquart: De Triomferende Min [Triumphant Love] (1678) During the misery following 1672, the Dutch Year of Disaster, Cupid and Venus forced the god of war Mars to his knees. To celebrate this Peace Treaty of Nijmegen Carolus Hacquart composed the lyrical drama De Triomferende Min, also referred to as the first Dutch opera. Camerata Trajectina interweaves fantasy and reality to create a riveting opera performance replete with Dutch music. This performance will be repeated on Wednesday August 29.

Tues Aug 28 8.00 & 10.00 p.m. Nicolaïkerk 8.00 p.m.: order number 36 10.00 p.m.: order number 38

€ 35 / € 32 / € 7 director: Marc Krone texts: Luc Panhuysen no intermission

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Tues Aug 28 8.00 p.m. Domkerk 19.30 7.30 p.m. uur

order number 37

A € 35 / € 32 / € 7 B € 30 / € 27 / € 7

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Gli Angeli Genève / Stephan MacLeod Jesu, Friede und Freude: Buxtehude, Schein, Bach, Tsoupaki

Their astonishing performance of Schein’s Israelis Brünnlein in the 2011/2012 Oude Muziek season puts their status beyond dispute: Gli Angeli Genève ranks alongside singers such as Dorothee Mields, Hana Blazíková, Alex Potter and Stephan MacLeod as a leading light of the Baroque scene. Their festival programme is based on two of the finest Lutheran chorales: ‘Mit Fried und Freud’ and ‘Jesu, meine Freude’, heard in many different versions.


Lautten Compagney & Capella Angelica / Wolfgang Katschner Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri

Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu nostri is one of the most hauntingly beautiful vocal works produced in the 17th century. The Lautten Compagney Berlin performs this seven-part meditation on Christ’s suffering body with ten singers and a rich continuo. This evening concert promises to be one of the most intense and profoundly moving experiences of the entire Festival.

Maude Gratton

Weckmann: keyboard music The master of the keyboard Matthias Weckmann owned an extensive collection of manuscripts. From these we can gain a fairly precise idea of the composers that he held in especially high regard. The collection includes foreigners such as Carissimi and Chambonnières, ‘Germans’ such as Schütz and Sweelinck, and a number of works by his friend Johann Jacob Froberger. Maude Gratton brings the stylistic riches of Weckmann’s oeuvre to life on the harpsichord and the historical Ruckers virginal (1604).

Tues Aug 28 10.30 p.m. Geertekerk bestelnummer 39

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

TTues Aug 28 12.00 a.m. Aula, Pandhof entrance order number 40

€ 12 / € 10 / € 5

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Wed Aug 29 1000 a.m.- Festival Centre Pandhof 800 p.m. Pandhof

1100 a.m. Summer School: Sigiswald Kuijken Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh

1100 a.m. Fringe

multiple locations

1130 a.m. Malgosia Fiebig

Dom Tower, Pandhof

100 p.m.

Siebe Henstra Lutherse Kerk

130 p.m.

Bach guided tour in Speelklok Museum Speelklok

00 p.m. 2

Fringe multiple locations

200 p.m.430 p.m.

Children’s photography workshop 7+ Utrechts Centrum voor de Kunsten

300 p.m.

Phantasm / Laurence Dreyfus Geertekerk

330 p.m.

Fringe & Fabulous Fringe multiple locations

500 p.m.

La Petite Bande / Sigiswald Kuijken Domkerk

730 p.m.800 p.m.

Festival bulletin / AVRO-Radio4 Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn

800 p.m.

Camerata Trajectina Nicolaïkerk

800 p.m.

Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn

1000 p.m. Camerata Trajectina Nicolaïkerk

1030 p.m. Scorpio Collectief / Simen Van Mechelen Pieterskerk

1200 a.m. Franco Pavan

Aula, Academiegebouw entrance

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Wed Aug 29 11.00 a.m. Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh order number 41

€5

Wed Aug 29 11.30 a.m. Dom Tower

free

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Summer School: Sigiswald Kuijken Life with Bach

Violinist, gambist, conductor, teacher… Sigiswald Kuijken lives for music, as is evident from his countless, legendary concerts and recordings. He will make two Festival appearances with his own group La Petite Bande. Currently Kuijken is working on a book about Bach, the composer who is the central point of reference in his career. In this personal lecture he will tell his story.

Malgosia Fiebig

Sweelinck’s models: Philips, Byrd The high point of this recital on the Dom carillon is Malgosia Fiebig’s own arrangement of William Byrd’s keyboard suite based on the theme of war. All the stages of battle are depicted: the march preceding the battle, the fighting itself, the burial of the fallen and a jubilant victory dance. She completes the programme with a galliarde by Peter Philips from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book and a partita by Johann Kuhnau.


Siebe Henstra

Sweelinck, Philips: keyboard music The English influence in Sweelinck’s keyboard works is clearly evident: it came from southern Netherlands, where Peter Philips and kindred spirits kept up the polyphonic tradition of William Byrd. Siebe Henstra reveals both facets of Sweelinck’s keyboard music on the harpsichord and the historical Ruckers virginal (1604).

Wed Aug 29 1.00 p.m. Lutherse Kerk order number 42

A € 18 / € 16 / € 7 B € 16 / € 14 / € 7

Bach guided tour in Speelklok

Wed Aug 29

Johann Sebastian Bach’s status in the twentieth century as a much-loved composer is borne out by the many interpretations of his work for automatically playing musical instruments. Besides barrel organ books Museum Speelklok possesses rolls for automatic pianos with Bach’s music, often played by renowned pianists such as Edwin Fischer. This music will be played during a special guided tour that will take place on every Festival day at 1.30 p.m.

1.30 p.m. Museum Speelkok €9 tickets available at Museum Speelklok

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Wed Aug 29 12.00-4.30 p.m. Utrechts Centrum voor de Kunsten order number 43

€ 10

Wed Aug 29 15.00 p.m. Geertekerk order number 44

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

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Children’s photography workshop 7+ During the Festival the photographer Remke Spijkers will walk from church to church capturing the most memorable Festival moments on film. Ever wondered how to take a good photograph of a musician with his instrument? Together with Remke you will set to work using your own digital camera. Be sure to bring your musical instrument with you!

Phantasm / Laurence Dreyfus

Philips, Byrd, Dering: gamba consorts Around 1600 Brussel was a safe haven for English Catholics who fled to the continent to escape religious persecution. Among them was Peter Philips, who became acquainted with Sweelinck in Amsterdam. The five highly acclaimed gambists of Phantasm play consort music from brand-new editions of Philips and Dering, another Catholic in exile.


La Petite Bande / Sigiswald Kuijken Motets and chamber music by Schein, Buxtehude, Schütz, Ahle etc.

Sigiswald Kuijken delves into the incredible musical riches to be found in the German language area, incidentally including a dash of Sweelinck. Tonight this will be a Rime, combined with works by Johann Rudolf Ahle, who left his mark on the oeuvre of Bach, his successor in Mühlhausen. Buxtehude is represented by ‘Muss der Tod den auch entbinden’, an epitaph for his father.

Camerata Trajectina

Hacquart: De Triomferende Min [Triumphant Love] (1678) During the misery following 1672, the Dutch Year of Disaster, Cupid and Venus forced the god of war Mars to his knees. To celebrate this Peace Treaty of Nijmegen Carolus Hacquart composed the lyrical drama De Triomferende Min, also referred to as the first Dutch opera. Camerata Trajectina interweaves fantasy and reality to create a riveting opera performance replete with Dutch music.

Wed Aug 29 5.00 p.m. Domkerk order number 45

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Wed Aug 29 8.00 & 10.00 p.m. Nicolaïkerk 8.00 p.m.: order number 46 10.00 p.m.: order number 48

€ 35 / € 32 / € 7 director: Marc Krone texts: Luc Panhuysen no intermission

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Wed Aug 29 8.00 p.m. Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn 19.30 7.30 p.m. uur

order number 47

A € 35 / € 32 / € 7 B € 30 / € 27 / € 7

soloists: Joanne Lunn, soprano Hannah Morison, soprano Margot Oitzinger, alto Makoto Sakurada, tenor Dominik Wörner, bass

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Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki Kuhnau, Zelenka, Bach: Magnificat

Masaaki Suzuki devotes the high point of his Utrecht residency to a single, short text. The Magnificat is Mary’s prayer of thanksgiving, a promise of justice and a source of inspiration for composers. This evening you will hear the versions by Johann Kuhnau and Johann Sebastian Bach, two successive cantors of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, interspersed with two short versions composed by Zelenka for Catholic Dresden.


Scorpio Collectief / Simen Van Mechelen

Trauer und Tod: Weckmann, Selle, Ahle, Schütz With such a wealth of musical splendour on display, one could almost forget that the German Baroque was marked by the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648), not to mention a devastating plague epidemic. Simen Van Mechelen reveals this dark side with a TrauerSinfonia for four muted trombones. Stately intradas, pavanes and sonatas alternate with plaintive motets, two of which will be sung by the special guest: the soprano Johannette Zomer.

Franco Pavan

Lord Danby’s Lute Book: Hamburg domestic music This music is ideally suited to a midnight rendition: a selection from Lord Danby’s Lute Book, a compilation of lute arrangements by Händel, De Visée, Lully and other music that set the tone in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg around 1700. There is also a link with the Netherlands: Lord Danby, son of a diplomat and a superb virtuoso on his instrument, had this compilation and an extremely valuable lute in his possession during the several years he spent in Utrecht.

Wed Aug 29 10.30 p.m. Pieterskerk order number 49

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7 soloists: Markus Flaig, bass Johannette Zomer, soprano

Wed Aug 29 12.00 a.m. Aula, Academiegebouw entrance order number 50

€ 12 / € 10 / € 5

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Thurs Aug 30 1000 a.m.- Festival Centre Pandhof 1200 a.m. Pandhof

1100 a.m. Summer School: Ruud Priem Catharijneconvent

1100 a.m. Fringe

multiple locations

1130 a.m. Henk Verhoef

Dom Tower, Pandhof

100 p.m.

Alina Rotaru Lutherse Kerk

130 p.m.

Bach guided tour in Speelklok Museum Speelklok

200 p.m.

Fringe multiple locations

300 p.m.

Daedalus / Roberto Festa Pieterskerk

330 p.m.

Fringe & Fabulous Fringe multiple locations

500 p.m.

Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki Domkerk

630 p.m.

Bach-Barbecue Academiegebouw, Descarteshof

730 p.m.800 p.m.

Festival bulletin / AVRO-Radio4 Jacobikerk

800 p.m.

Arsys Bourgogne & Le Concert Lorrain / Pierre Cao Domkerk

800 p.m.

Cappella Amsterdam & il Gardellino / Daniel Reuss Jacobikerk

1030 p.m. La Petite Bande / Sigiswald Kuijken Pieterskerk

1200 a.m. Menno van Delft

Aula, Pandhof entrance

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Thurs Aug 30 11.00 a.m. Catharijneconvent order number 51

€5

Thurs Aug 30 11.30 a.m. Dom Tower, Pandhof

free

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Summer School: Ruud Priem Gerrit, the other Sweelinck

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck had a younger brother who was a painter. In the exhibition The Word in the Golden Age a special place has been reserved for this Gerrit Pieterszoon, including his imposing Triptych with Crucifixion, in which he is supposed to have depicted his musical brother. Ruud Priem is artistic director of Museum Catharijneconvent and gives a commentary on the other Sweelinck from an art-historical perspective.

Henk Verhoef

Sweelinck en Bach on the carillon Sweelinck and Bach may well be the luminaries inspiring this year’s Festival; however, each had their own models and sources of inspiration. The improvisatory style of Frescobaldi’s canzonas influenced virtually all subsequent keyboard composers, including Sweelinck. And Bach would not have been what he was without the groundwork laid by Johann Gottfried Walther and his chorale variations. All four composers will be featured in this carillon recital.


Alina Rotaru

Fortune my foe: Sweelinck’s keyboard world Sweelinck carefully supervised the publication of his vocal music; however, it was above all thanks to his students that his keyboard music became widely known. Alina Rotaru attracted much attention with a highly acclaimed Sweelinck recording and makes her Utrecht debut today. Her harpsichord programme features several song variations, the monumental Fantasia chromatica and a Fantazia by John Bull.

Daedalus / Roberto Festa Lejeune: chansons

Claude Lejeune is one of the main composers who gave musical form to French Protestantism. His psalm settings were also especially popular in northern Netherlands. The international vocal ensemble Daedalus focuses here on Lejeune’s secular work, performing elegant French chansons which combine heartrending texts with light-hearted tunes such as ‘Revecy venir du Printemps’.

Thurs Aug 30 1.00 p.m. Lutherse Kerk order number 52

A € 18 / € 16 / € 7 B € 16 / € 14 / € 7

Thurs Aug 30 3.00 p.m. Pieterskerk order number 53

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

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Thurs Aug 30 5.00 p.m. Domkerk order number 54

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki Four times Johann: Bach’s predecessors

Masaaki Suzuki concludes his Utrecht residency by exploring Bach’s sources of inspiration. For instance we hear motets for double choir by Johann Kuhnau, Bach’s immediate predecessor at the Thomaskirche, and music by Johann Pachelbel, who was a close friend of Bach’s father Ambrosius. From the Bach family tree we encounter Johann Christoph and Johann Michael, both represented by a colourful motet.

Thurs Aug 30

Bach-Barbecue

6.30 p.m. Academiegebouw, Descarteshof

Directly after the concert given by Bach Collegium Japan you can enjoy a fabulous Bach barbecue in the Descarteshof of the Academiegebouw, directly opposite the Pandhof. Oud London will provide a meal including salads and bread. Naturally, vegetarians will also be well catered for.

order number 55

€ 19 drinks not included

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Arsys Bourgogne & Le Concert Lorrain / Pierre Cao

Praetorius, Schütz etc.: multi-choral miracles Pierre Cao inspires his twelve singers to reach great heights, performing multi-choral music in pure Venetian style by Hieronymus and Michael Praetorius, Johann Bach and Heinrich Schütz. Arsys Bourgogne has a reputation to uphold in France and abroad when it comes to choir music. In this concert the group teams up with the cellist Bruno Cocset’s ensemble Les Basses Réunies.

Thurs Aug 30 8.00 p.m. Domkerk order number 56

A € 35 / € 32 / € 7 B € 30 / € 27 / € 7

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Thurs Aug 30 8.00 p.m. Jacobikerk 19.30 7.30 p.m. uur

order number 57

A € 35 / € 32 / € 7 B € 30 / € 27 / € 7 duration: 140 minutes

soloists: Marièlle Kirkels, soprano Åsa Olsson, mezzo-soprano Inga Schneider, mezzo-soprano Dorien Lievers, alto Jon Etxabe Arzuaga, tenor José Pizarro, tenor Pierre-Guy Le Gall White, baritone Nicolas Boulanger, bass

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Cappella Amsterdam & il Gardellino / Daniel Reuss J.S. Bach: Hohe Messe

In early 1733, while Saxony mourned the death of August the Strong and all music was temporarily silenced, Bach began work on his monumental Mass in B minor. Over a period of two decades the first two movements Kyrie and Gloria developed into a veritable showcase of his vocal art, the consummate blend of old and new. Daniel Reuss gives his personal interpretation with Cappella Amsterdam and the Belgian orchestra il Gardellino.


La Petite Bande / Sigiswald Kuijken

Motets celebrating death: Scheidt, Schein, Weckmann, Sweelinck In the Baroque era, death was not something to be feared by the faithful. Quite the contrary; after all, one’s final breath on earth signified – God being merciful – one’s first breath in heaven. La Petite Bande presents music that upholds the hope of a better life. In this context Sigiswald Kuijken draws on Sweelinck’s Cantiones sacrae and Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien, among other works.

Menno van Delft Böhm on the clavichord

Menno van Delft takes advantage of the midnight hour to give a recital on the most intimate of all keyboard instruments: the clavichord. Böhm’s refined music, tautly conceived but always inventive in design, radiates a completely new lustre on this instrument that is capable of subtle nuances. The soft, whispering tone is displayed to optimal advantage in the Aula of the Academiegebouw

Thurs Aug 30 10.30 p.m. Pieterskerk order number 58

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Thurs Aug 30 12.00 a.m. Aula, Pandhof entrance order number 59

€ 12 / € 10 / € 5

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Fri Aug 31 1000 a.m.- Festival Centre Pandhof 1200 a.m. Pandhof

1030 a.m. Film: Chronik der Anna-Magdalena Bach multiple locations, start at Wolff Camera

1030 a.m.- STIMU Symposium 530 p.m. diverse locaties 1100 a.m. Fringe

multiple locations

1130 a.m. Jungeun Kim

Dom Tower, Pandhof

100 p.m.500 p.m.

Early Music Market Museum Speelklok

115 p.m.

Léon Berben Domkerk

130 p.m.

Bach guided tour in Speelklok Museum Speelklok

200 p.m.

Fringe multiple locations

300 p.m.

Chelycus & Alex Potter Geertekerk

330 p.m.

Fringe & Fabulous Fringe multiple locations

500 p.m.

Gesualdo Consort / Harry van der Kamp Pieterskerk

730 p.m.800 p.m.

Festival bulletin / AVRO-Radio4 Pandhof

800 p.m.

Le Concert Français / Pierre Hantaï Geertekerk

800 p.m.

Ricercar Consort / Philippe Pierlot Domkerk

1030 p.m. Vox Luminis / Lionel Meunier Pieterskerk

1200 a.m. Ton Koopman Nicolaïkerk

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Fri Aug 31 10.30 a.m. Wolff Camera

Film: Chronik der AnnaMagdalena Bach

duration: 93 minutes

In 1968 the film Chronik der Anna-Magdalena Bach was premièred in Utrecht in what is now known as Wolff Camera cinema. With Gustav Leonhardt in the leading role as Johann Sebastian Bach, the magnum opus by the film directing duo Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet primarily features music played by musicians in period costume. Prior to the film screening, Kailan Rubinoff will give a talk on several artistic and political aspects of the film.

Fri Aug 31

Jungeun Kim

order number 60

€5

11.30 a.m. Dom Tower, Pandhof

free

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Carillon fringe

The Korean Jungeun Kim, a student at the Dutch carillon school in Amersfoort, will perform in the second carillon fringe concert. She will combine works of the two theme composers with a Vivaldi-esque harpsichord sonata by the 16th century composer Sybrandus van Noordt. Several generations after Sweelinck, Sybrandus held the post of organist of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam.


Early Music Market

Fri Aug 31

Once again the Museum Speelklok will host the three-day Early Music Market, the prime location or specialised instrument makers, music publishers and CD labels to present their wares. You will find a complete overview of the more than 75 exhibitors on our website and in the festival booklet.

1.00-5.00 p.m. Museum Speelklok

Léon Berben

Fri Aug 31

Sweelinck: organ works Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck was virtually the most renowned organist and teacher of his times. Students eagerly flocked to take lessons in Amsterdam and put their new organ expertise into practice upon returning to their homeland. In today’s programme Léon Berben focuses solely on Sweelinck: we will hear a cross-section of the organ oeuvre, including the Fantasias SwWV 261 and 270 and two chorale fantasies, performed on the 16th century pipework of the De Swart-Bätz organ in the Domkerk.

€5 free admittance for Friends

1.15 p.m. Domkerk order number 61

€ 18 / € 16 / € 7

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Fri Aug 31 3.00 p.m. Geertekerk order number 62

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Fri Aug 31 5.00 p.m. Pieterskerk order number 63

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

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Chelycus & Alex Potter

Giovanni Rosenmüller: a German in Venice Johann Rosenmüller was an heir to the revolution unleashed by Schütz in Germany after his trip to Italy. Once Rosenmüller himself was working in Venice, the German adapted effortlessly to his environment. Together with the violinists Veronika Skuplik and Bjarte Eike, Chelycus has invited the young countertenor Alex Potter to perform a selection from the unique Italian solo repertoire of Legrenzi and Strozzi, in their turn Monteverdi’s heirs.

Gesualdo Consort / Harry van der Kamp Sweelinck in Holland: Schuyt, Tollius, Padbrué, Schoonhovius, Verdonck

Sweelinck did not compose his vocal works for the church – the Calvinists were vigilantly on guard against the use of overly complex music during the service. His psalms, just like his madrigals, chansons and rimes, were intended to be sung with friends around the table. Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam lets us hear the kind of music that was enjoyed in Dutch sitting-rooms. As always, Harry van der Kamp comes up with some exquisite finds in this context.


Le Concert Français / Pierre Hantaï Bach: orchestral suites nos. 1, 2 and 3

Pierre Hantaï is a celebrated guest at the Utrecht Festival; however it is not yet general knowledge that the harpsichordist also leads a first-rate orchestra, besides enjoying a solo career. Today this will become evident, with a performance of three of Bach’ orchestral suites, also referred to as overtures on account of their imposing opening movements. This is pure light music, in the best sense of the word.

Fri Aug 31 8.00 p.m. Geertekerk order number 64

A € 35 / € 32 / € 7 B € 30 / € 27 / € 7

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Fri Aug 31 8.00 p.m. Domkerk 19.30 7.30 p.m. uur

order number 65

A € 35 / € 32 / € 7 B € 30 / € 27 / € 7

soloists: Carlos Mena, altus Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor Stephan MacLeod, bass

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Ricercar Consort / Philippe Pierlot

Motets by Weckmann, Ebart and J.C. Bach Frequently referred to as the best gambist of his generation, Philippe Pierlot has an unerring instinct for quality, reflected in today’s concert. Together with the tenor Hans-Jörg Mammel and the bass Stephan MacLeod he revives sonatas of David Pohle and motets of Matthias Weckmann, two students of Heinrich Schütz. The high point is the lament ‘Ach, dass ich Wassers g’nug hätte’ by Johann Christoph Bach, sung by the countertenor Carlos Mena.


Vox Luminis / Lionel Meunier Schütz: Musikalische Exequien

Caught up in the Thirty Years’ War, many Lutherans felt as if the end of time was drawing oppressively near. Like many of his wealthy contemporaries, Prince Heinrich von Reuss decided to prepare for his funeral down to the last detail. He had Schütz compose music to Biblical texts that still grace his coffin: the Musikalische Exequien. The youthful Vox Luminis, the ideal vocal ensemble for this repertoire, supplements the ‘Begrabnis-Missa’ with magnificent funeral motets.

Ton Koopman

Buxtehude and Sweelinck: organ works In Lübeck Dieterich Buxtehude had a unique organ at his disposal, with no less than fifteen registers in the pedal. Such a wealth of colours naturally invited experimentation and this can be heard in his compositions. At midnight Ton Koopman pull s outall the stops for a full measure of virtuosic stylus fantasticus: unrestrained instrumental freedom as the ultimate expression of the Baroque.

Fri Aug 31 10.30 p.m. Pieterskerk order number 66

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Fri Aug 31 12.00 a.m. Nicolaïkerk order number 67

€ 12 / € 10 / € 5

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Sat Sep 1 1000 a.m.- Festival Centre Pandhof 800 p.m. Pandhof

1000 a.m.- Early Music Market 700 p.m. Museum Speelklok 1000 a.m.- Stimu Symposium 600 p.m. Academiegebouw 1100 a.m. Arie Abbenes / Beiaard Dom Tower, Pandhof

1100 a.m. Summer School: Johan Hofmann Aula, Pandhof entrance

1100 a.m. & Fringe 200 p.m. multiple locations 1130 a.m. De Verb(l)azing 100 p.m. Theater Kikker 230 p.m. 400 p.m.

De Verb(l)azing Theater Kikker

100 p.m.

Benjamin Alard Nicolaïkerk

130 p.m.

Bach guided tour in Speelklok Museum Speelklok

500 p.m.

Le Parlement de Musique & Eugénie Warnier / Martin Gester Pieterskerk

300 p.m. 500 p.m.

Compagnie Bischoff / The case against Jesus Lutherse kerk

330 p.m.

Natural trumpet workshop presentation Aula, Pandhof entrance

500 p.m.

Ricercar Consort / Philippe Pierlot Geertekerk

500 p.m.

Ensemble Clément Janequin / Dominique Visse St. Willibrordkerk

730 p.m.

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & RIAS Kammerchor / René Jacobs Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn

1130 p.m. BL!NDMAN [sax] / Eric Sleichim Domkerk

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Sat Sep 1

Early Music Market

10.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. Museum Speelklok

Once again the Museum Speelklok will host the three-day Early Music Market, the prime location or specialised instrument makers, music publishers and CD labels to present their wares. You will find a complete overview of the more than 75 exhibitors on our website and in the festival booklet.

€5 free admittance for Friends

Sat Sep 1 11.00 a.m. Dom Tower, Pandhof

free 10.30 a.m.: take a close-up look at the carillon (max. 15 people) ordernumber 68

€ 10

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Arie Abbenes

Sweelinck, Scheidemann, Böhm, Bruhns, Bach Last year Arie Abbenes stepped down as city carillonneur of Utrecht, however occasionally he is overtaken by a nostalgic longing for the Dom Tower. So he just could not miss out on the Utrecht Early Music Festival and returns with music ranging from Sweelinck to Bach, including an arrangement of Bach’s Violin Partita BWV 1004. You can also take a look over his shoulder as he plays 70 meters above the ground. Fifteen daredevils will be admitted at 12.00 p.m. to ascend the tower.


Summer School: Johan Hofmann Ruckers’ transposing harpsichord

The harpsichord teacher and soloist Johan Hofmann possesses a unique instrument: a copy of a so-called transposing harpsichord. This instrument has two manuals that are tuned a fourth apart from each other. Probably Sweelinck purchased a similar Ruckers instrument in Antwerp for use in Amsterdam. It’s time for both a demonstration and an explanation.

De Verb(l)azing / Eolian Ensemble

Children’s workshop and performance 4+ Beppe is a sound inventor. He conjures up music out of everything that he comes across. And not just any music! The musicians of the Eolian Ensemble initially look down their noses at this oddity but end up enthusiastically blowing along with him on their instruments. The result is a refreshing family performance with music by Sweelinck, Bach, Pachelbel, Ligeti and Hindemith, with the actor Beppe Costa in the leading role.

Sat Sep 1 11.00 a.m. Aula, Pandhof entrance order number 69

€5

Sat Sep 1 11.30 a.m. workshop Theater Kikker order number 70

€5

1.00 p.m. performance Theater Kikker order number 71

€7

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Sat Sep 1

Pandhof Festival Centre This year the Pandhof on the Domplein is once again the perfect place to enjoy a drink and a snack between the Festival activities, to browse in the Festival CD shop or to swap opinions with your fellow visitors. Here you can also listen to carillon and fringe concerts every day. The Pandhof Festival Centre will be open every day from 10.00 a.m. until late in the evening.

Sat Sep 1 1.00 p.m. Nicolaïkerk order number 72

€ 18 / € 16 / € 7

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Benjamin Alard

Bach: trio sonatas and other organ works Already by 1717 Bach’s keyboard skills were so extraordinary that, according to an anecdote, the Frenchman Louis Marchand, himself a renowned virtuoso, lost his nerve and fled town when he was invited to take on Bach in a musical duel. The youthful Frenchman Benjamin Alard plays several classics such as the organ chorale ‘Aus der Tiefe’ on the Marcussen organ in the Nicolaïkerk. The plat de résistance consists of three of the celebrated, fiendishly difficult trio sonatas: the high point of Bach’s organ oeuvre.


De Verb(l)azing / Eolian Ensemble

Children’s workshop and performance 4+ Beppe is a sound inventor. He conjures up music out of everything that he comes across. And not just any music! The musicians of the Eolian Ensemble initially look down their noses at this oddity but end up enthusiastically blowing along with him on their instruments. The result is a refreshing family performance with music by Sweelinck, Bach, Pachelbel, Ligeti and Hindemith, with the actor Beppe Costa in the leading role.

Sat Sep 1 2.30 p.m. workshop Theater Kikker order number 75

€5

4.00 p.m. performance Theater Kikker order number 76

€7

Le Parlement de Musique & Eugénie Warnier / Martin Gester Buxtehude, Meder, Capricornus: motets

Whether it is due to Strasbourg’s strategic location in the border zone is unclear; however, the fact is that Martin Gester and Le Parlement de Musique have mastered the German style to perfection. For their visit to Utrecht they have invited along the soprano Eugénie Warnier, one of the artists in residence at the 2010 Louis Quatorze Festival. She will perform several passionate solo motets by the Riga-based composer Meder, the Bohemian Capricornus and Dieterich Buxtehude.

Sat Sep 1 3.00 p.m. Pieterskerk order number 73

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

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Sat Sep 1 3.00 & 5.00 p.m. Lutherse kerk 15.00 p.m.: order number 74 17.00 p.m.: order number 79

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7 director: Jan Van den Bossche sound: Wouter Snoei

Sat Sep 1 3.30 p.m. Aula, ingang Pandhof free

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Compagnie Bischoff

The case against Jesus: Schütz’s St Matthew Passion Compagnie Bischoff transforms Schütz’s extremely austere St Matthew Passion into a dramatic spectacle in which the account of Jesus’s condemnation and execution plays a central role. The sound artist Wouter Snoei provides an acoustic commentary on Schütz’s music and the staging by Jan Van den Bossche. Five singers disclose the story line to the audience, as the drama unfolds in the form of a court case.

Natural trumpet presentation workshop / Susan Williams Bach called for trumpets in his suites, cantatas, oratorios and, naturally, in the Mass in B minor. A festive atmosphere is most common; however, the instrument also adds extra lustre to more subdued works. In this fringe concert Susan Williams presents the results of her natural trumpet workshop which deals with the entire spectrum.


Ricercar Consort / Philippe Pierlot Buxtehude, Weckmann, Erlebach: chamber music

On Friday the gambist Philippe Pierlot championed the vocal music of Matthias Weckmann. Today we hear a toccata by the Hamburg organist, in the context of a superb chamber music programme also featuring sonatas from Buxtehude’s opus 1 and a Chaconne by the East Frisian composer Erlebach. Pierlot is joined by Sophie Gent on the violin and Maude Gratton on the harpsichord.

Ensemble Clément Janequin / Dominique Visse

French chansons from Dutch sources ‘Jean-Pierre Swelingh’ may not have spoken French on an everyday basis; nevertheless, his splendid settings of French poetry are proof of his effortless handling of the language. The evergreen Ensemble Clément Janequin places Sweelinck’s French language gems alongside the most compelling chansons by Lejeune, Crecquillon and Jacob Clement, selected from the compilations of the Flemish publishers Phalèse, Susato and Bellere and the Zeghere van Male manuscript from Bruges.

Sat Sep 1 5.00 p.m. Geertekerk order number 77

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Sat 1 sep 5.00 p.m. St. Willibrordkerk order number 78

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

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Sat Sep 1 7.30 p.m. Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn order number 80

A € 65 / € 32 / € 7 B € 55 / € 40 / € 15

soloists: Werner Güra, Evangelist Johannes Weisser, Christ Sunhae Im, soprano Bernarda Fink, alto Topi Lehtipuu, tenor Konstantin Wolff, bass

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Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & RIAS Kammerchor / René Jacobs J.S. Bach: Matthäus Passion

Opera in the church, how scandalous! Bach’s music may well enjoy an unassailable position today; however, his contemporaries were sometimes far from ready for the extremely lyrical tendency of the extended da capo arias or the vehement choruses. The operatic conductor and living legend René Jacobs is fully attuned to this expressivity. Open your ears to a dramatic St Matthew Passion with an exclusively Berlin team and several of the greatest voices of our day.


BL!NDMAN [sax] / Eric Sleichim 32 Foot/Bach

The works of Sweelinck and Bach span 150 years of music. While the former stood with one foot still in the Renaissance, the Thomascantor represents the musical pinnacle of the Baroque. The organ is the key link: without Sweelinck no Bach! The musicians of BL!NDMAN recreate the monumental Passacaglia and Fugue BWV 582 with their four saxophones, with the aid of electronics to provide just that little bit extra: a digital 32-foot register.

Sat Sep 1 11.30 p.m. Domkerk order number 81

€ 18 / € 16 / € 7

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Sun Sep 2 1000 a.m.- Festival Centre Pandhof 600 p.m. Pandhof

1000 a.m.- Early Music Market 500 p.m. multiple locations 10001700

Stimu Symposium Academiegebouw

1000 a.m.- BachMarathon 545 p.m. Aula, Pandhof entrance 1100 a.m. Summer School: Kathryn Cok Senaatszaal, Academiegebouw

1130 a.m. Fringe

multiple locations

1130 a.m. Playing the bells / Children’s guided tour 5+ Dom Tower

1230 p.m. Malgosia Fiebig

Dom Tower, Pandhof

100 p.m.

Bernard Foccroulle Nicolaïkerk

200 p.m.

Fringe multiple locations

300 p.m.

Red Herring / Patrick Denecker Geertekerk

300 p.m.

Les Folies Françoises Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh

330 p.m.

Fringe & Fabulous Fringe multiple locations

500 p.m.

The Royal Wind Music Domkerk

500 p.m.

Gesualdo Consort / Harry van der Kamp Pieterskerk

730 p.m.800 p.m.

Festival bulletin / AVRO-Radio4 Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn

800 p.m.

Collegium Vocale Gent / Philippe Herreweghe Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn

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Sun Sep 2

Early Music Market

10.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. Museum Speelklok

Once again the Museum Speelklok will host the three-day Early Music Market, the prime location or specialised instrument makers, music publishers and CD labels to present their wares. You will find a complete overview of the more than 75 exhibitors on our website and in the festival booklet.

â‚Ź5 free admittance for Friends

Sun Sep 2

Ready for a BachMarathon?

10.00 a.m.-4.15 p.m. Aula, Pandhof entrance

For those who are itching to sing after nine days of listening, a BachMarathon will be held on the final Festival day. Two cantatas (BWV 10 and 21) and one of the Missae breves (BWV 236) will be tackled during a five-hour session under the direction of Erik Van Nevel. You may opt to sing along with one or more, or all of the works. Young professionals will take on the solo parts and play in the orchestra. For more information and scores please visit www.oudemuziek.nl/bachmarathon.

free

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Summer School: Kathryn Cok Basso continuo in the Netherlands

Between 1600 and 1800 countless manuals appeared in the Netherlands on how to play basso continuo on the harpsichord, fortepiano or organ. The researcher and musician Kathryn Cok obtained her doctorate on this theme in 2011. In a lecture-performance, part of the Leonhardt symposium, she will explain how it came about that authors in the Netherlands were exceptionally well informed with regard to international trends.

Playing the bells

Children’s guided tour 5+ This Sunday morning children are welcome to explore the Dom Tower and the 17th century carillon made by the Hemony brothers. In the Egmond Chapel on the first floor they can listen to the city carillonneur Malgosia Fiebig playing on the children’s carillon, after which they will continue the ascent to a height of 70 metres, where they can hear the real carillon at close range. Earplugs are recommended!

Sun Sep 2 11.00 a.m. Senaatszaal, Academiegebouw order number 82

€5

Sun Sep 2 11.30 a.m. Dom Tower

order number 83

€5 adult supervision required in association with Toerisme Utrecht duration: 75 minutes

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Sun Sep 2 12.30 p.m. Dom Tower, Pandhof

free

Sun Sep 2 1.00 p.m. Nicolaïkerk order number 84

€ 18 / € 16 / € 7

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Malgosia Fiebig Pure Bach

For the conclusion of the Early Music Carillon Festival today, Malgosia Fiebig will only play Bach, who many music buffs view as being the Alpha and the Omega of music, after all. The programme features his French Suite no. 2 in C minor and the harpsichord concertos BWV 1056 and 1053.

Bernard Foccroulle

Bach and his masters: organ works From a very young age Johann Sebastian Bach showed extreme ambition, which was not so unusual for a boy genius brimming with ideas. His walking pilgrimage to visit Buxtehude is a well-known example of Bach’s great eagerness to learn, however, the less renowned Böhm and Bruhns also left their mark on him. The master organist Bernard Foccroulle sketches a quadriptych, including the Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542 and three chorales from the Klavier-Übung III.


Red Herring / Patrick Denecker

Die allerbeste Zeit: Bernhard, Schütz, Schein, Bach The subtly dissonant opening of Bach’s ‘Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit’ is almost unsurpassed in its beauty. Recorders were used for special occasions, not only here in Bach’s case, but also by Schütz and his contemporaries. The flautist Patrick Denecker has put together a refined programme of motets, cantatas and suites in which his own instrument plays a well-deserved leading role.

Les Folies Françoises / Patrick Cohën-Akenine Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, Brandenburg Concerto in D major, English Suite in A minor

Les Folies Françoises put their harpsichordist Béatrice Martin fully in the spotlight with a programme that promises to be an absolute feast of familiar works. You will hear her performing solo in an English Suite, appearing as soloist in the well-known harpsichord concerto in D minor and also featured prominently in the festive Brandenburg Concerto no. 5, with its highly virtuosic harpsichord cadenza.

Sun Sep 2 3.00 p.m. Geertekerk order number 85

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Sun Sep 2 3.00 p.m. Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh order number 86

€ 21 / € 19 / € 7

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Sun Sep 2 5.00 p.m. Domkerk

The Royal Wind Music

Blokfluitconsorts uit de Nederlanden en Recorder consorts from the Netherlands and northern Germany

order number 87

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

Sun Sep 2 5.00 p.m. Pieterskerk order number 88

A € 21 / € 19 / € 7 B € 18 / € 16 / € 7

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The Royal Wind Music is a unique consort boasting an entire range of tiny to jumbo-sized Renaissance recorders. The 13 players have previously appeared in Utrecht, then under the direction of Paul Leenhouts. The students and former students of the Amsterdam Conservatoire perform today without conductor, offering a mixture of polyphonic psalms, songs and dance suites by Scheidemann, Scheidt, Sweelinck, Van Noordt and their contemporaries.

Gesualdo Consort / Harry van der Kamp Sweelinck and the students of Gabrieli

Sweelinck’s Rimes françoises et italiennes (1612) include arrangements of five madrigals from Italy. It is not known whether he had first-hand knowledge of these pieces or had only come across them in print, however the influence of Andrea Gabrieli, Luca Marenzio and their circle is unmistakable. This third concert given by Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam explores the influence of the Italian Renaissance madrigal on the northerners Schütz, Grabbe, Pederson, Nielsen and naturally Sweelinck himself.


Collegium Vocale / Philippe Herreweghe Bach & Buxtehude: Mit Fried und Freud

Together with his Collegium Vocale Gent Philippe Herreweghe concludes the 31st Utrecht Early Music Festival in style with Bach’s festive Mass in G major. Also on the programme: the cantatas ‘Schauet doch und sehet’ BWV 46 and ‘Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin’ BWV 125, supplemented by Buxtehude’s cantata based on the same text. Featuring a soloist line-up of top stars this will be a closing concert for listeners to relish. The journey has come to an end.

Sun Sep 2 8.00 p.m. Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn 19.30 7.30 p.m. uur

order number 89

A € 35 / € 50 / € 15 B € 30 / € 27 / € 7

soloists: Dorothee Mields, soprano Damien Guillon, altus Thomas Hobbs, tenor Peter Kooij, bass

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Tickets and practical information

Order tickets online (www.oudemuziek.nl) Tickets can be bought online through your personal account, after June 1 2012. Vrienden/Friends of the Utrecht Early Music Festival can log in and order ahead of non-Friends (May 15 for Friends donating € 80 or more, May 22 for Friends donating up to € 80). You can either use your existing log-in details or create a new personal account. Accepted methods of payment are credit cards for international guests and iDEAL for Dutch bank account holders. Tickets ordered less than five days in advance of the concert will not be posted by mail, but can be collected at the Festival box office or at the concert location. For each ticket you will pay € 1,50 transaction fee, with a maximum of € 7,50 per order.

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Written order You can order tickets by filling out the order form: http://oudemuziek.bo9.nl/contentfiles/bestelformulier%20festival%202012.pdf Orders will be handled in the order that they are received, with priority being given to Friends. You can pay via bank account transfer (or authorisation if you have a Dutch bank account). A € 5 handling fee will be added. Please send your form, completed and signed, to: Organisatie Oude Muziek Postbus 19267 3501 DG Utrecht The Netherlands Festival Box Office and reservation line The Festival Box Office will be located in the Pandhof (Domplein), and opens Friday August 24. Opening hours are 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. daily. To reserve by phone, please call +31 (0)30 2329010. Opening hours during the Festival: August 20 – August 23: 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 a.m. August 24 – September 2: 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. NB: tickets reserved by phone can be picked up at the Festival Box Office no later than two hours before the concert. After this time you can pick up your tickets at the concert location, which opens 30 minutes before the concert starts. Uncollected tickets may be resold from 15 minutes before the concert. Reductions The reduced rates for Vrienden (Friends) are available for a maximum of two tickets per concert. If you have a CJP/youth card or a student card, you can benefit from even cheaper tickets.

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Wheelchairs Not every venue is easily accessible for wheelchair users. Please let us know your needs, as experience has taught us how we can help. Don’t forget to select wheelchair seats where possible online, or tick the ‘wheelchair’ box on the order form. Conditions Please take good care of your tickets and contact us immediately if you think you have lost them. Once issued, tickets cannot be returned. Price ranking and seating At some locations, the seating arrangements have been organised according to price rankings. Rank A offers the best places, rank B seats might be not as good, but they are cheaper.

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Concert length Most concerts last an hour and do not have an intermission. Concerts starting at 8.00 p.m. usually end before 10.00 p.m., unless stated otherwise. Sold out concerts We will inform you about sold out concerts through our website and Festival Box Office. We will contact you personally if your written order arrives after a concert has been sold out. Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn and Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh Visitors of the concerts at both Vredenburg-locations can make use of GVU Bus transport to and from the concert location for free, by showing the concert ticket (with GVU-logo) to the bus driver. Visitors of the concerts at both Vredenburg-locations can make use of GVU Bus transport to and from the concert location for free, by showing the concert ticket (with GVU-logo) to the bus driver. Buses 19, 28 and 39 will take you to Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn (stop VB Leidsche Rijn); Bus 2 will take you to Leeuwenbergh (stop Catharijneconvent). The concert ticket is valid for bus transport on the same day, from 3 hours before the concert up to and including the last bus service of the day (evening concerts) or until four hours after the concert (morning or afternoon concerts). Stay informed To receive our monthly newsletter (in Dutch) please sign up on our website; or follow us on Twitter or Facebook. www.oudemuziek.nl

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Friends make it possible

Every year more than 60.000 early music lovers visit our concerts in the Festival Oude Muziek and Seizoen Oude Muziek − more than 200 concerts all together! Do you like early music and do you think it is important to support talent? Then become a Friend of the Utrecht Early Music Festival. In return, you will receive our Tijdschrift Oude Muziek four times a year (in Dutch) and get a discount on all of our tickets.

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Advantages of being a Friend for € 40 a year are: • reduced rates for all concerts during the Early Music Festival and Season • discount on cd’s, dvd’s, music tours • four issues of Tijdschrift Oude Muziek each year • you can order Festival-tickets ahead of everyone else (May 22 instead of June 1 in 2012) even cheaper rates for the Vriendenconcert (in 2012, the Opening Concert), you will pay € 25 instead of € 35 • free admission to the Early Music Market (value € 5) Friend Extra: from € 80 you will get: • all of the advantages mentioned above • more than two weeks of ordering ahead (May 15 instead of June 1 in 2012) • two tickets for the price of one, for one Season concert Friend VIP: from 160 per year • all of the advantages mentioned above • two tickets for the price of one, for one Season concert In the Netherlands there are tax benefits for large donations. In other countries that may be different. Please check with your tax advisor whether you are eligible for tax benefits. www.oudemuziek.nl/vrienden

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Colophon Brochure Festival Oude Muziek 2012 & Seizoen Oude Muziek 12/13 © 2012 editors: Tamar Brüggemann (copy editor), Jiska Schoneveld texts: Albert Edelman, Xavier Vandamme lay-out: Kea Dunant print: Drukkerij Practicum, Soest published: May 15 2012. May be subject to change. cover design: Marco Borggreve en Daan Noppen, model: Anne-Wytske Hoekstra photography: Uwe Arens, Stéphane Barbier, Emiko Bellocq, Hans van den Bogaard, Marco Borggreve, Eugénie Boterf, Koen Broos, Tamar Brüggemann, Sergio Caminata, Vico Chamla, Michel Chassat, Tatiana Daubek, Philippe Demoulin, Merlijn Doomernik, Luk Van Eeckhout, Robert Etcheverry, Dorothee Falke, Kristof Fischer, Jan Gates, Erik van Gurp, Jean-Marc Haddad, Tim Heirman, Wouter Jansen, Ton Kastermans, Ronald Knapp, Guy Kolkken, Pablo Kornfeld, Feiko Koster, Marc Krone, Vaclav Luks, Ivan Maly, Sandrine Marchand, Marco Mertens, Erik De Mildt, Tim Mintiens, K. Miura, Alberto Panzani, Philippe Parent, Miel Peters, Josh Photography, Stephane Puopolo, Ola Renska, Remke Spijkers, Frederic Taes, Hélène Tobler, Annelies van der Vegt, Jacques Verrees, Lutz Voigtländer, Allard Willemse, Alvaro Yanes, Rebecca Young and Ida Zenna Media partners: AVRO/Radio 4 and Trouw The 31st Utrecht Early Music Festival is made possible with support of: The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Province of Utrecht, City of Utrecht Cultural Affairs, SNS Reaal Fonds, Institut Descartes / Culturesfrance, Goethe Institut Co-produced with: Vredenburg Utrecht, Utrecht University, NTR, VPRO, Museum Speelklok, Museum Catharijneconvent, The Hague Royal Conservatoire, Utrecht School of the Arts, RASA Wereldculturencentrum, MAfestival, Stichting Vrienden Oude Muziek and Stichting Muziekhistorische Uitvoeringspraktijk (STIMU), Gaudeamus Muziekweek We would like to thank: The (Royal) Society for Music History of The Netherlands (KVNM), Utrecht Centrum voor de Kunsten, Toerisme Utrecht, Utrechts Klokkenluiders Gilde, Utrechtse Klokkenspel Vereniging, Het Utrechts Archief, Oud London, De Bietjes, Jiska Schoneveld, Albert Edelman, Wouke de Jong, James Murray, Seeing & Hearing, Henk van der Feest, Sies Jonkman, Yvonne Postma, volunteers Centrale Utrecht, Kerken Kijken Utrecht, Uitfeest Utrecht, Giuseppe Accardi, Henk Klop harpsichords and organs, Jan Kalsbeek harpsichords, managers, sacristians and employees of said institutions and festival locations, and all festival volunteers Organisatie Oude Muziek P.O. Box 19267 NL-3501 DG Utrecht The Netherlands T +31 (0)30 232 9000 info@oudemuziek.nl www.oudemuziek.nl

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Organisatie Oude Muziek director, programming: Xavier Vandamme artistic advisor: Jed Wentz external artistic advisor: Reitze Smits administrator: Frank Rijnders producers: Tamar BrĂźggemann and Cato Ootes assistant producers: Eelke Bakker (intern), Marijse Poutsma, Go BruĂŞns communication: Susanne Vermeulen editor: Jolande van der Klis graphic design: Hilde Wolters box office: Wilmer de Jong assistants box office: Marijse Poutsma, Germaine Anema, Krista de Jong and Julia Zoet office manager: Marijse Poutsma festival tuners: Eduard Bos and Edwin Beunk transport: Matthijs Kappers

Board Stichting Organisatie Oude Muziek chair: Mrs. P.C. Lodders-Elfferich treasurer: Mr. J.H. van der Tol RA members: Mrs. P.L. Meurs and Mr. R.C. van der Giessen Board Stichting Vrienden Oude Muziek chair: Mr. D. Hoek treasurer: Mr. J.H. van der Tol RA member: Mr. J.H.A. Tromp

For current information: www.oudemuziek.nl

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11 April - 21 September 2013

Utrecht viert vrede

met hiphop en Händel met opera en theater met debat en literatuur met oude muziek en nieuwe media met alle musea en festivals In 2013 ook met Festival Oude Muziek: Een groot Europees oudemuziek-festijn met Lassus, Froberger en Muffat Samen met de oudemuziek-festivals van Versailles, VenetiÍ en Bremen

een initiatief van gemeente en provincie Utrecht

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