Highlighted Composer: Marijn Simons

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On July 30, Marijn Simons’ ‘Chamber Concerto’ will be premiered at the Delft Chamber Music Festival. Performers will be Liza Ferschtman and Colin Currie, among others. Other upcoming premieres include ‘Quartet’ and ‘Étoile de la mer’… 

On July 30, Marijn Simons’ ‘Chamber Concerto‘ will be premiered at the Delft Chamber Music Festival. Performers will be Liza Ferschtman and Colin Currie, among others. The composer about his latest work: “There is no score of ‘Chamber Concerto’, since every musician must play his or her part in an independent tempo from the others and without any synchronization. Thus creating a ‘Chamber Concerto’ for four soloists, each one playing his or her part with a maximum of individual expression, intensity and stage presence.

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Upcoming premieres and projects

After the success of Simons’ first opera, ‘Emilia Galotti‘, the Koblenz Theatre has commissioned a new piece from him, this time a ballet based on Heiner Müller’s ‘Quartet‘, choreography by Steffen Fuchs. Music will be performed by the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie and Mino Marani. The world premiere is on September 20, 2017. The last two performances, on December 20 and 29, will be conducted by the composer himself.

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On May 18, 2018, the Netherlands Radio Choir and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic will perform Simons’ newly commissioned ‘Étoile de la mer‘.

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Marijn Simons’ ‘Symphony no. 2‘ has just been released on iTunes.

The symphony has traversed its path toward, through, and past Mahler to arrive at a place of timeless wonder – the depot’s props fallen into dust, its doors thrown open to the morning sun.” – Christopher Hailey

 

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