19 February
Nicolas van Poucke – piano
Tosca Opdam – violin
Elisabeth Perry – violin
Pamela Smits – cello

Eight young Dutch talents:

Nina Broeva – violin
Mara Mostert – violin
Thomas Prchal – cello
Dasha Serck – violin
Jeltje Quirijnen – viola
Norea Quirijnen – viola
Sasha Witteveen – double bass
Kira van der Woerd – violin

2022 marks the 175 anniversary of the death of the virtuoso genius Felix Mendelssohn. Felix was recognized early as a musical phenomenon, who was also very adept at writing and painting. During the concert we will also highlight what his genius has meant for the musical world. He was, for example, the first conductor using a baton in an innovative manner, founder of a conservatory, and the re-ignitor of interest in the music of J.S. Bach, saving it from oblivion.

Speaking about oblivion...Felix wrote the unjustifiably rarely played double concerto when he was only 14 (!) years old. A sparkling, virtuoso work, it was composed so that Felix himself could perform it during musical soirées, together with his violin teacher Eduard Rietz and a small ensemble. When he was sixteen he wrote another very impressive work, the now very famous Octet for Strings.

Just as the very young Mendelssohn used to play with adult artists, we deemed it fitting that a few acclaimed established musicians would play together with young up-and-coming talent. This concert is therefore together with eight of the new generation outstanding Dutch talents.

Mendelssohn's Teens,
A tribute to Felix.

Felix Mendelssohn
Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra in D minor*

– Intermission –

Felix Mendelssohn
Song Without Words in D major, Opus 109, for cello and piano

Felix Mendelssohn
String Octet in E flat major, Opus 20

* Tosca Opdam, violin
Nicolas van Poucke, piano
Mendelssohn Camerata

Prices for this event:
Box office: € 25
Presale: € 22,50
Registered Friends: € 20


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