Candlelight Concert at the Portuguese Synagogue  Thursday 10 April 2014 20.00

Berlage Saxophone Quartet

Berlage Saxophone Quartet. Photo by Dinand van der WalBeautiful acoustics and hundreds of burning candles provide the setting for unique concerts at the Portuguese Synagogue. This time the warm sounds of four saxophones will fill the space: in their program Music Behind Barbed Wire the Berlage Saxophone Quartet is in search of musical consolation and freedom.

In a time of political repression composers like Shostakovich, Weill and Schulhoff were often condemned to silence. Still they continued to write music and managed to carefully conceal political criticism in their works. Music Behind Barbed Wire is a selection of those compositions, arranged for four saxophones.

The Berlage Saxophone Quartet has been playing to together since 2008, after they met at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. They have won many prizes, including last year's Dutch Classical Talent Award, an important prize for young classical musicians, which lauded their entertaining and energetic performance, the quality of their programs and the beauty of their sound.

Last year the Quartet released their first album, SaxoFOLK, through the renowned German label MDG.

Berlage Saxophone Quartet

Eva van Grinsven - Bartitone Saxophone
Peter Vigh - Alto Saxophone
Lars Niederstrasser - Soprano Saxophone
Kirstin Niederstrasser - Tenor Saxophone

General Information

Where: Portuguese Synagogue
Time: Doors open at 19.30, concert starts at 20.00
Reservations: Not possible
Tickets: € 13,50 - no discounts, Museumkaart is not valid for our concerts

There are three ways to purchase tickets for this concert.
1. Within a half hour before the concert (between 19.30 and 20.00), 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.