Edition 70 / 31/1/2 Jun 2024

Edition 70

The presentation of the Willem Pijper Award takes centre stage in this edition of Festival Dag in de Branding from 31 May to 2 June. Composers Cecilia Arditto and Trevor Grahl will be presented with this composition award from The Hague City Council by alderman Saskia Bruines in Amare. Of course, Arditto and Grahl’s work can be heard in the festival, which this time stretches over three days.

And there is more, much more. Tenor Marcel Beekman and the saxophonists of the Amstel Quartet perform Reza Namavar’s absurdist operatic radio play The Enchanted Dishwasher – wacky, compelling, and not to be missed. Another exciting piece of musical theatre can be enjoyed on Friday night: Timo Tembuyser’s MISSA MAMA NOVA, a choral concert about ‘archetypal Mother energy’. And Heather Pinkham presents a new edition of her successful Music for Empty Spaces project, featuring new solo pieces by nine composers.

An important part of Festival Dag in the Branding is the development programme for promising young makers. Maker-in-residence Guzmán Calzada Llorente crowns his two-year collaboration with the festival with a major work for ensemble Modelo62. New maker-in-residence Myrto Nizami presents a first scene from the new chamber opera she will be developing during her residency.

program Edition 70 / 31/1/2 Jun 2024

program 31 May 2024

20:15

Theater aan het Spui

Timo Tembuyser – MISSA MAMA NOVA

Timo Tembuyser

program 1 Jun 2024

14:30

Amare Concertzaal

Presentation Willem Pijper Award

Arjan Linker – Jhalla in Raga Darbari
Trevor Grahl – Music for Malmö (fragment)
Cecilia Arditto Delsoglio – Tissue

Symphony orchestra of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam

16:30

Korzo

Myrto Nizami – new work
Heather Pinkham – Music for Empty Spaces

Kristia Michael, soprano / Ensemble Modelo62 / James Oesi, double bass / Pamela Smits, cello / Susanna Borsch, recorder, electronics / Saskia Lankhoorn, piano / Thorwald Jørgensen, theremin / Tammo Heikens, surbahar / Suzanne van Berkum, bassoon / Tatiana Koleva, percussion / Elisabeth Hetherington, soprano

19:15

Nieuwe Kerk

Reza Namavar – De betoverde vaatwasser (een absurdistisch hoorspel)

Marcel Beekman, tenor / Amstel Quartet

21:00

Theater De Regentes

With an introduction by the composer at 20.30

Guzmán Calzada Llorente – new work

Ensemble Modelo62 featuring ensemble Heliosfero

With an introduction by the composer at 20.30

program 2 Jun 2024

14:15

Orgelpark Amsterdam

Cecilia Arditto Delsoglio – La Arquitectura del Aire
Cecilia Arditto Delsoglio – Del Cielo a Casa/From Heaven to Home
Trevor Grahl – Of Ancient Days
Trevor Grahl – Śpiewnik (‘liedboek’)

Trevor Grahl, organ

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