Traditionally, Dutch music and Dutch musicians take part in the prestigious Andrey Sacharov art festival in Nizhny Novgorod, one of the biggest Russian cities on Volga river. This year Dutch music will be represented by the Russian premiere of Canto Ostinato for orchestra, Anthony Fiumara’s arrangement of Simeon ten Holt’s famous piece, which just recently had its world premiere by the Residentie Orkest. Further on the program will be De Vogels by Alphons Diepenbrock and Goldrush Concerto by Jacob ter Veldhuis which will be performed by the Nizhny Novgorod Symphony Orchestra and two percussionist soloists: Dutch Tromp winner Dominique Vleeshouwers and soloist of the Mariinsky theater Sergey Buranov.
The Second Dutch music Day will be held in NCCA Arsenal, culminating with with the evening performance of Canto XL - this version bringing together the Dutch-Russian ensemble accompanied by the movie Holland from Above and its amazing minimalistic views of the Netherlands. Donemus will also give a presentation about Dutch music scene, authors’ rights, and music publishing.