Plaque unveiling ceremony for Robert Heppener

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of composer Robert Heppener (1925-2009). The Maastricht Composers Foundation and Studium Chorale organize a concert on October 27th in Vaals and a plaque will be unveiled at the Heppener’s home in Vijlen. Heppener lived in Vijlen from 1982 to 1999 and was a teacher at the Maastricht Conservatory. He is one of the most important Dutch composers of the 20th century…   

The main topic of the concert in the Kopermolen in Vaals is the vocal music of Robert Heppener. Studium Chorale sings the impressive 16-part choral work Nachklänge and two parts from the virtuoso Canti Carnascialeschi. In addition, the song cycle Four Songs on poems by Ezra Pound for soprano and piano will be performed. The concert is led by conductor and pianist Ed Spanjaard, who was one of the composer’s best friends.

Before the concert, a festive plaque will be unveiled at 1 p.m. at the house where Heppener used to live at Vijlenberg 12. The event will include music and speeches, the plaque unveiling by the composer’s wife Milly Heppener, and a drink.

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Robert Heppener at Donemus