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Camera Trajectina – The Sound of the City

Camera Trajectina – The Sound of the City


Location: Hertz, TivoliVredenburg

incl. service costs


Camera Trajectina:

Ivan Iliev (violin), Saskia Coolen (recorder & viola da gamba), Cassandra Luckhardt (viola da gamba), Constance Allanic (harp & viola da gamba), Arjen Verhage (lute & baroque guitar)

The Domstad breathes chamber music – and has been for longer than you think! Since 1628, a number of notables ( who were also developed music amateurs) met in the city hall, in a room which had been provided by the city council. Every week they played the chamber music of the time period. It was a serious affair: those who did not show up could expect a fine. On 1 January 1631, they officially established a ‘collegium musicum instrumentale’. The public concerts were so popular that they had to find bigger spaces; from the town hall to the Brigittenklooster and later to the Mariaplaats.

What was on the lectern then? Camerata Trajectina delved into the archives and found an extensive inventory of the Collegium Library. They compiled a beautiful playlist anno 1657; the most beautiful and best chamber music from all over Europe. The International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht celebrates its 20th anniversary – what a great opportunity to look even further back in time with ambition.

Did you know you can dine exquisitely at TivoliVredenburg? Afterwards, come wrap up IKFU 2023 in style with the masterful Closing Concert!

This concert is part of the choice subscription concerts. If you order 3 – 5 choice subscription concerts, you will receive a 20% discount on the total price. From 6 choice subscription concerts onwards, you will receive as much as a 25% discount on the total price.

December 30, 2023