Church marathon start Lutherse Kerk

Saturday December 28 | 19:00 hr
 Piano Boris Brovtsyn  Viool Janine Jansen  Viool  Viool Amihai Grosz  Altviool  Altviool Timothy Ridout  Altviool Daniel Blendulf  Cello Jens Peter Maintz  Cello  Cello  Dwarsfluit  Orgel  


19.00 uur Lutherse Kerk

Van Delden Flute Quartet, Op. 58

Brahms Violin Sonata no. 3

20.15 uur Geertekerk

Korngold Sextet in D major, Op. 10

21.30 uur Nicolaïkerk

Byström World premiere for violin and choir

Britten Missa brevis

and works by Tchaikovsky, Wikander and Pärt


During the final concert on Monday 30 December the unparalleled String Sextet No. 1 by Johannes Brahms will be played, but tonight Erich Korngold will start things off, with a work for the same line-up. It can be regarded as a direct legacy of Brahms: highly romantic, firm in texture, energetic and – above all – of high quality; it was wrongly not standard repertoire. When Korngold, the child prodigy, switched teachers, Alexander Zemlinsky wrote to him: ‘I hear that you are now studying with Graedener. And, is he making progress?…’ In the Lutherse Kerk, Brahms comes to life with his Violin Sonata No. 3, written at the rustic Thunermeer. Clara Schumann described this as ‘beautiful and enchanting’. The pastoral Flute Quartet, written by Lex van Delden in 1958, is also on the programme. In the Domkerk the National Women’s Youth Choir can be heard, in a brand new composition: To everything there is a season by Britta Byström. Janine also contributes to this premiere. In addition, a multicoloured choir programme includes Britten’s Missa brevis (with Jan Jansen on organ), a cappella works and even a canon with the audience.