Highlighted concerts at November Music

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The well known festival November Music showcases the prominent composers of our time. Not to mention top-notch ensembles, jazz & world pioneers, sound installations, and interdisciplinary concerts. November Music takes place from 6 through 15 November at various locations in the Dutch city of ’s-Hertogenbosch. Ticketsale for November Music 2020 has started, but because of the COVID situation, ticket availability is limited…   

Saturday, November 7th – Huis73

12.30h and 16.00h: René Samson / Mathilde Wantenaar / Max Knigge – We’ll Never Let You Down by Doris HochscheidFrans van Ruth and Mattijs van de Woerd

An opera dedicated to the unique life of the legendary cellist Jacqueline du Pré. The Surinamese-Dutch composer René Samson (1948-2019) expressed her dramatic life in an inspired mini opera. His We’ll never let you down is about beauty, friendship and oblivion. An intimate musical theatre work on which René Samson, a pupil of Leo Samama and Klaas de Vries, worked until just before his sudden death in 2019. Read more…

Sunday, November 8th – Huis73

12.30h and 14.00h: Jan-Peter de Graaff – Rimpelingen by Maya Fridman and Carlos Marin Rayo

During this concert, the cello will be in the spotlight, and works by one of the most talented young Dutch composers will be performed. Jan Peter de Graaff will have a reprise of his cello concerto Rimpelingen in a new version for cello and piano.


Sunday, November 8th – Huis73

15.30h and 17.00h: Saskia Venegas and more performed by Maya Fridman

As soon as cellist Maya Fridman enters the stage and crawls behind her cello, something magical takes place. The concerts of young Dutch-Russian cello diva are a total spectacle in which musical performance, instrumental control and pure charisma go hand in hand. ‘Maya has the unique talent to search for the deeper intention of music, and she translates this into a powerful emotional performance’, says Maxim Shalygin, a composer with whom Fridman works closely together. Now she will perform works by Saskia Venegas, Wilma PistoriusKaveh Vares and more…


Tuesday, November 10th – Verkadefabriek

21.00 – 21.3h: Sarah Neutkens & Dutch Saxophone Octet

Sarah Neutkens is a composer, pianist, model and artist. She makes minimalist, contemporary music that she publishes through her own label. She has her piece September performed by four members of the Nederlands Saxofoon Octet. The piece, inspired by the onset of early autumn and the melancholy of late summer, consists of four movements, each with a different character.


Thursday, November 12th – Verkadefabriek

18:45h & 21.30h: Celia Swart – Elevation of self-validation by Kluster5

The perceived reality is coloured differently for each composer. Celia Swart experiences an alternative reality in all the apps on her phone, while Alexandre Kordzaia discovered the different layers of his perception of reality as he grew up in the troubled Georgia of the nineties. Both composers wrote half an hour’s work for which Kluster5 is extended with drum pads and midi keyboards, among other things. Under the direction of director Peter Leung, music, visuals and a subtle personal direction are fused into one work of art.


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