Candlelight Concert at the Portuguese Synagogue  Wednesday 12 March 2014 19.30

Asko|Schönberg plays 6x7

Asko/Schönberg. Photography by Hans HijmeringThroughout the year, the Jewish Cultural Quarter offers concerts at the Portuguese Synagogue. You can enjoy a wide range of musical styles while the synagogue is being lit by hundreds of candles. Tonight's concert will be special: the renowned Dutch ensemble Asko|Schönberg, conducted by Bas Wiegers, will perform compositions by six students of composition.

Next to playing a busy concert schedule, Asko|Schönberg also sets up educational programs. 6x7 is a program directed at young composition talents at the Dutch conservatories. To a young composer nothing is more important than gaining practical experience. Likewise, to a contemporary music ensemble nothing is more important than being aware of fresh young talent.

For the occasion of our exhibition Schoenberg & Kandinksy. Artistic Revolutionaries we're working together with three conservatories and Asko|Schönberg. Every Sunday, in the middle of the exhibition space, small concerts take place, where new and old compositions are played by music students. The culmination of this cooperation is tonight's concert, consisting of six compositions played by Asko|Schönberg. The students are present and will talk about their compositions.

Students:
Shoko Nagamachi (Conservatory of Amsterdam)
Haukur Þór Harðarson (Conservatory of Amsterdam)
Michalis Paraskakis (Royal Conservatory The Hague)
Petra Strahovnik (Royal Conservatory The Hague)
Carlos Jaques Anderson (Codarts Rotterdam)
Wingel Pérez Mendoza (Codarts Rotterdam)

Musicians
Asko|Schönberg, conductor: Bas Wiegers
Marieke Schut - oboe
David Kweksilber - clarinet
Renée Knigge - bassoon
Edward Peeters - French horn
Jan Erik van Regteren Altena - violin
Liesbeth Steffens - viola
Hans Woudenberg - cello
Pieter Smithuijsen - bass

Click here for more information about the 6x7 project and the Asko|Schönberg ensemble.

Where: Portuguese Synagogue
Time: Doors open at 19.00, concert starts at 19.30, ends at 20.45 (approximately)
Reserveren: Not possible
Tickets: € 13,50 - free for music students with a valid student card

There are three ways to purchase tickets for this concert.
1. Within a half hour before the concert (between 19.00-19.30), at the ticket desk of the Portuguese Synagogue.
2. During regular opening hours at the ticket desk of the Portuguese Synagogue and the Jewish Historical Museum.
3. Click here to purchase e-tickets online, with a surcharge of one euro. You need to print these tickets yourself.

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