Day of the Composer

On Saturday June 18, 2022, New Music NOW organizes the first Day of the Composer, the motto for this day is Long live the Composer! A celebration of new music. Music by composers active in the Netherlands can be heard throughout the country: not only in concert-halls and theatres, but also from bell-towers, on the street and in living rooms. The NTR and VPRO report live and New Music NOW streams concerts and interviews all day long. Reporters from all over the country will report on this first ever Day of the Composer.

Festival Dag in de Branding, together with our partners, ensures that there are many concerts and activities in The Hague on this day. Below you will find an overview of the varied programme. Most concerts have free admittance! For more information.


10.00 – 14.00 Studio Lulofstraat 55
Sara Zamboni, composer
Free workshop for amateur composers
More info and sign up

Sara Zamboni

12.00 the carillon of the Grote Kerk
Gijsbert Kok, carillonneur
Henk Badings (1907-1987) – Suite no. III (1953)
– Prelude
– Scherzo
– Air
– Passacaglia
Il Hoon Son – Around (2015)
Cristiano Melli – Little Scheveningen Waltz no. 2
Cornelis de Bondt – Carillon Catalog 333
Gilius van Bergeijk – Blue Bells (2015)
Sylvia Maessen – Five mini-scherzi (2010)
Renadi Santoso – Freedom Bells (2020)
Yota Morimoto – Bright Pledge (2019)
Roel van Oosten – Towards Victory (2020)

12.00 – 21.00 (all day)
pop-up performances both physically and online by the artists-in-residence of the LOOS Foundation
For an overview of residencies see: artistic researchers — LOOS The Hague | Studio LOOS

15.00 AMARE, ensemble hall KC
Ensemble Academy Royal Conservatoire + musicians Residentie Orkest
Soloist: Yuchen Richard Zhang, violin
Martijn PaddingWhite Eagle

New European Ensemble
portrait concert with works by Seung-Won Oh
Sifting Through Memory
Black Crow (NL premiere)
New work

New European Ensemble

16.30 Kloosterkerk
Ensemble Klang
Geerten van de Wetering, organ
Thomas van DunLight Mass

Matangi Quartet plays a selection from the #90seconds compositions. There are a number of ‘The Hague’ composers among them, including Kate Moore, Rembrandt Frerichs, Marijn van Prooijen and Rogier Bosman, but quartet members Karsten Kleijer and Maria-Paula Majoor have also written compositions themselves.

Geerten van de Wetering, organ and Matthijs van Koene, panpipe
Daan MannekePerfla!
Calliope TsoupakiSong for life and death
Oene van GeelE in a cage
Roderik de ManTurbolenza di protoni!

Geerten van de Wetering

20:00 Theater de Vaillant
Ensemble Modelo62
On June 18 and 19 ensemble Modelo62 performs the music-theatre production BallerinaBallerina by Petra Strahovnik
BallerinaBallerina is a piece about a 15-year-old autistic girl who tiptoes and sings when she becomes overstimulated and is based on the book of the same name by Slovenian writer Marko Sosič.


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