Liza Ferschtman + Amsterdam Sinfonietta
‘Ferschtman’s Fratres’ at Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ
Friday, 5 October 2018
Acclaimed Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman joins Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Netherlands’ premier string orchestra, for a captivating performance at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ this autumn. The concert, titled ‘Ferschtman’s Fratres’, is part of the ‘Dutch Sounds’ series aimed at introducing Dutch composers and musicians to an international English-speaking audience.
Ferschtman will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s complex Sonata for Violin, Strings and Percussion for the first time, alongside his Chamber Symphony, with its ‘Allegretto Furioso’. Also on the programme are calmer yet equally haunting works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Arvo Pärt, Daníel Bjarnason & Ben Frost. In fact, Arvo Pärt began his career with a dissonant style likened to Shostakovich and later surprised the world with his original style of composition, which recalled choral Renaissance music. This performance is named after his most famous work, ‘Fratres’ (Brothers).
On arriving at the atmospheric venue overlooking the River IJ, Amsterdam Culture Club members can attend an exclusive talk with music journalist Joep Stapel (NRC) to gain a greater appreciation of the upcoming performance. The event is also a fantastic opportunity to meet other internationals with a shared interest in Amsterdam’s vibrant arts and cultural scene. Complimentary refreshments are provided for members before and after the show, and during intermission.
19:15 – Introduction and talk with music journalist Joep Stapel on Foyer Deck 1
20:15 – Concert begins
Drinks during intermission
22:00 – Concert ends
22:00-22:30 – Private reception
Tickets are €39 including the performance, pre-concert talks and all drinks. Tickets are available until 28 September unless sold out prior. Click here to book and select the event on 5 October.
Requiem for Lost Things – Panama Pictures
at Theatre Bellevue
Tuesday, 6 November
Theatre Bellevue near Amsterdam’s Leidesplein regularly showcases dance performances that are suitable for non-Dutch speakers. On Tuesday, 6 November, Amsterdam Culture Club members will attend ‘Requiem for Lost Things’, an inspiring dance and acrobatics performance. As an exclusive extra for members, there will be an introductory speech before the event, and you can chat with other members of Amsterdam Culture Club over drinks in the lively theatre café De Smoeshaan.
‘Requiem for Lost Things’ is an exhilarating combination of dance and gravity-defying acrobatics. In this performance about things you lose, the charismatic dancers and acrobats of Panama Pictures meet each other in parallel worlds: a special tilting and hanging set divides the space into different layers. With live music by Han Stubbe and Hannes d’Hoine (from the well-known Antwerp-based DAAU), the men challenge each other with exciting air and floor acrobatics.
19:45-20:15 Exclusive introduction with interview
21:30 Drinks in the theatre café De Smoeshaan
Tickets cost €20 including the performance, the introductory speech, one drink before the show and two drinks after the show. Click here to book and follow the instructions using the code: acc1118. Be sure to select ‘Amsterdam Culture Club’ as the ticket type in order to attend the pre-show talk.