Appeltaart Concert

Sunday December 29 | 11:00 hr
Karin Strobos  mezzo soprano  tenor

In collaboration with The Crumble Consort

Brahms Hungarian dance no. 5

Fauré Sicilienne

Bizet Prelude, Habanera, Je vais danser, Seguidille, Chanson Bohème from ‘Carmen’

interval – including coffee & apple pie

Songs by Leroy Anderson, Richard Rodgers, Glenn Miller, Irvin Berlin, Frederick Loewe and Ross Parker, arranged by Wijnand van Klaveren

An imaginative concert in with dances from Hungary, Sicily, Cuba and Spain. The latter country brings us into the atmosphere of Bizet’s gripping Carmen, from which a few arias and duets sound. But this concert also combines the two “cousins” musical and opera. Each with their own dialect, but with the same goal: to strengthen drama with music. Is it so surprising that Karin Strobos was equally seized by both genres? And that she now moves freely in both? Also tenor Erik Slik sang with the opera and operetta as well as musical at the Thüringen Opera. He is also part of the close-harmony ensemble Frommermann that revives the world of Comedian Harmonists. In this Appeltaartconcert they sing, accompanied by The Crumble Consort, a medley of Broadway songs and other music from days long gone. Of course an “all time favorite” such as Oh What a beautiful morning by Richard Rogers, but also the iconic We’ll meet again by Ross Paker with which Vera Lynn achieved eternal fame. A nostalgic tour that is not to be missed. It’s not so strange that arranger and pianist Wijnand van Klaveren expressed the hope that the Appeltaartconcerten would still exist when he is old so he can still enjoy them as a listener!