2015 began very actively with Codarts’ collaboration with Ensemble Klang and KC Den Haag in Klang, Dans, Bang, Dans in De Doelen, Rotterdam on 12 January and the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam on 15 January. Performing Julia Wolfe’s Lick, David Lang’s men and Michael Gordon’s Trance was an inspiring experience for all involved. The project was masterminded by Neil Wallace of De Doelen who brought off the four-way collaboration in a really inventive way. Not many performances begin in one venue (De Doelen) and finish in another (the Schouwburg) with performers and audience crossing the square from one venue to the other. For the instrumentalists in the 27-strong ensmeble it was great to perform with Codarts Dans in the Michael Gordon work with choreography from Hongaar Lóránd Zachar – an amazing display of driving energy and inventiveness.
Codarts Classical now follows up on the with our Snapshot Concert in De Doelen on Friday (30 January) at 12.30 with Friederike Bassek playing Miguel Del Aguila’s Broken Rondo for English Horn and Orchestra and Sara Guitierrez and Federico Mosquera Martinez (pianos) performing Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos. Admission is free.
Gordan Nikolic will follow with his annual String Orchestra concert on 6 Febuary at 20.00 (Energiehuis, Dordrecht), 7 February at 20.00 (Zeeuwse Concertzaal, Middelburg) and 8 February at 20.15 (Juriaanse Zaal, De Doelen, Rotterdam) with Bénédicte Zeitoun (piccolo) performing Vivaldi’s Concerto in C, RV443 and the orchestra playing Mozart’s Divertimento K136 and Bartok’s Divertimento.
But before this, Codarts will hold its Open Day on Saturday 31 January from 10.00 to 16.00. All departments will be represented and for Classical Music there will be presentations and performances involving strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, singing, piano, organ (in the Laurenskerk). There will be a chance to hear the Snapshot Concert again at 15.00 in the Muzikzaal in the Kruisplein building.
For all these events, you can visit the Codarts website. I hope that you can come to one or more of these events if you are in the area. Otherwise, do write to make contact.