The Nesko, the Dutch Student Chamber Orchestra featuring 45 of Holland’s most musically talented and ambitious students is coming to the Aa Church on April 16.
The Dutch Student Chamber Orchestra is comprised of students from all over the Netherlands, who spend one full week rehearsing the tour’s new programme under the baton of renowned conductor Ivo Meinen. Concerts will take place throughout the Netherlands from 15 through 22 April. Apart from Groningen, Nesko will be performing in Leiden, Den Bosch, Utrecht, Middelburg, Maastricht, Sint Nicolaasga and Amsterdam.
Programme Nesko ‘Storytelling’
Dances of Galánta – Zoltán Kodály
A Haunted House – Mathilde Wantenaar (commissioned composition)
Symphony no. 3 “Scottish” – Felix Mendelssohn
Rising star Mathilde Wantenaar composed a new work for chamber orchestra especially for this project and for soprano Jeannette van Schaik. She has set Virginia Woolf’s poetic ghost story ‘A Haunted House’ to music. The pieces by Kodály and Mendelssohn are also narrative works. ‘Dances of Galánta’ is based on themes and stories of a gypsy band from the region where Kodály grew up. Mendelssohn’s symphony no. 3 paints a musical picture of the Scottish Highlands.
Platform for young talent
Each year Nesko selects students from various Dutch universities and colleges who play music in their spare time and perform with a high level of skill. Students are offered an opportunity to immerse themselves in music for two full weeks under the guidance of a renowned conductor. Nesko aims to be a platform for young talent and each year it offers a young and talented musician the opportunity for a solo performance with the orchestra. Nesko offers young composers the same opportunity by including commissioned compositions in its programme.
For more information please see the Nesko website.
Admission: € 17,50 / € 12,50 (CJP, students, <18 years)
Tickets available here.