One of our most prominent composers, Dutch-Swedish Klas Torstensson, will be ‘composer in focus’ at De Doelen in Rotterdam in 2018. During this retrospective year many of his vibrant compositions will be performed at ‘portrait concerts’ in De Doelen.
Concerts will include both recent and older – ‘classic’ – works, scored for (mostly) large ensemble.
The retrospective kicks off on 14 January: ‘The Birthday Party’.
Klas Torstensson‘s ‘Birthday Party‘ contains two concerts and a dinner in the Stadsbrasserie. In the afternoon there is a semi-staged performance of ‘In grosser Sehnsucht‘, dedicated to and performed by soprano Charlotte Riedijk – her previous performance of the five characters was called by newspaper Trouw ‘astonishing‘. In the evening the Doelen Ensemble performs Sönerna and No Slash, and the combined version of these two: ‘Elliott loves bebop‘ (a Dutch premiere).
More info about ‘The Birthday Party‘