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Donemus at the Holland Festival!

This year, from June 8-22, many Donemus composers will be featured at the Holland Festival. Take a look at the list below to see when and where your favorite composers’ pieces will be performed! 

This year, from June 8-22, many Donemus composers will be featured at the Holland Festival. While most concerts at the Holland Festival will take place at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, in honor of the Holland Festival’s 70th anniversary, there will also be a special concert series taking place at Splendor in Amsterdam sponsored by the Weeshuis van de Nederlandse Muziek, an organization which aims to perform forgotten or seldom-played Dutch music of the 20th century. Take a look at the list below to see when and where your favorite composers’ pieces will be performed!

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Dancing on Canto Ostinato

Last month, from May 18-21, the famous minimal piece Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt could be heard in the dance production HELLO SURPRISE by Yuki Mori in the Schauspielhaus of the Nationaltheater Mannheim (Germany). Festival Classique will also feature the music of Simeon ten Holt in the upcoming cross-over dance performance, SIMEON, premiering on June 22 in The Hague… 

Last month, from May 18-21, the famous minimal piece Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt could be heard in the dance production HELLO SURPRISE by Yuki Mori in the Schauspielhaus of the Nationaltheater Mannheim (Germany). The piece could be heard in the section of the dance production called Loops, and as the title suggests, Loops is based on the idea of circle, streaming, and continuous movement. In the center of the production is a separated pair, a man and a woman, whose emotional world and memories are tracked in individual snapshots. Mori unfolds an emotional stream of images that revolves around the themes of happiness, closeness, and separateness, developing in a symbolic yet realistic way, and always touching on inevitable episodes of the fear and charm that is part of opening up to another person.

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Festival Classique will also feature the music of Simeon ten Holt in the upcoming cross-over dance performance, SIMEON, premiering on June 22 in The Hague. The performance will include the music of Canto Ostinato as well as a lesser-known piece by Ten Holt, Lemniscaat. The Matangi Quartet will play special string quartet versions of both pieces which will accompany the choreography by Kalpana Raghuraman.

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Looking back at Classical:NEXT!

Donemus took part in an inspiring few days last week at Classical:NEXT in Rotterdam! There were many meetings with businesses and individuals from all over the world, great concerts, and thought-provoking conferences… 

Donemus took part in an inspiring few days last week at Classical:NEXT in Rotterdam! There were many meetings with businesses and individuals from all over the world, great concerts, and thought-provoking conferences. Donemus is proud to have had three of its composers featured as part of Classical:NEXT’s showcases: Ned McGowan, Jan-Peter de Graaff, and Brendan Faegre.

Donemus colleague Aleksandra Markovic took part in a panel discussion about the changing role of the modern-day music publisher, and Heather Pinkham held a roundtable mentoring session for composers seeking to improve their professional skills. All in all, it was a productive and stimulating couple of days, and we hope to continue the conversations and collaborations that were started in Rotterdam throughout the year!

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