Festival Dag in de Branding

During Festival Dag in de Branding in The Hague, the theatres, the Residentie Orkest and various ensembles will introduce you to the latest music. Three times a year they organize a festival full of discoveries at different locations in The Hague. Today’s makers are central. Meet the composers and chat with the musicians. What fascinates them and how is that reflected in their work?

The program includes established names, but also promising young makers who are part of the makers-in-residence program. Visit the festival and stay updated on today’s music.

Festival Dag in de Branding is a collaboration of several cultural organisations in The Hague: Residentie Orkest, Amare, Korzo, Royal Conservatoire, Het Nationale Theater, Paard and the Johan Wagenaar Stichting.


Johan Wagenaar Stichting
Festival Dag in de Branding
Postbus 13 671
2501 ER Den Haag

Office: In het Koorenhuis
Prinsegracht 27
2512 EW  Den Haag

+31 (0)6 14950656

IBAN: NL17 INGB 0006 4088 92
Kamer van Koophandel 41156998
BTW | VAT – NL 8057.64.872.B.01

Johan Wagenaar Stichting

Johan Wagenaar

The Dag in de Branding Festival is organized by the Johan Wagenaar Stichting, an organization which aims at stimulating the development of new music. The Johan Wagenaar Stichting (JWS) was founded in 1947 and from the outset it had a policy of giving composers pride of place. The organization has commissioned numerous compositions and granted composition awards. The JWS is in charge of music awards in the municipality of The Hague, including the most well known of them all, the Johan Wagenaar Award, which a composer receives for a complete oeuvre.

Furthermore, the JWS promotes the realization of performances of contemporary music. The JWS organizes concerts and festivals and initiates and stimulates discussions and collaborations.

From the 1980s onwards, the JWS put on a festival called In de Branding, which was held once every three to four years. In 2005 the JWS initiated the Platform for New Music, with financial support from the municipality of The Hague, to increase the festival’s frequency and its impact. The programming input of the platform partners is crucial to the Dag in de Branding Festival for new music, and has been since the first edition, which took place at various locations in The Hague on 16 September 2006.

Johan Wagenaar Stichting

Board JWS
Ellen Corver, chairman
Kiki Raposo de Haas, treasurer
Pieter van Loenen, secretary
Anne LaBerge
Arnold Marinissen

Reports (in Dutch)
Beleidsplan 2021-2024
ANBI information

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