'Kom, we gaan spelen' [Come, let’s play] is the title of our new KleuterSinfonietta production. Two violins, two violas, a cello and a double bass are eagerly waiting to reveal the most appealing music for strings to children between the ages of four and six. Come and listen, and bring your parents with you! The six musicians from Amsterdam Sinfonietta love to play, just like children. Hide- and-seek or tag, who is the biggest, who is the fastest? They bow and pluck their instruments to their hearts’ content, sometimes in pairs or in trios, then all together. Now copy what I do, or shall I copy you? What do your dreams sound like in the night, and what happens if you wake up? Often the musicians ask the children to help them, to join in their movements, to sing or clap. And who...dares to pluck the string of that huge double bass? There is music by Haydn, Rossini, Bartók, Telemann and many others. Come on, let’s play! We’ll have plenty of fun today!
concert dates 2012-2013
– 10 and 11 November, 9.30, 11.30 and 13.30 hrs
– 19, 20 and 26 January, 11.30 and 13.30 hrs
– 2 and 3 March, 11.30 and 13.30 hrs
– 15 and 16 June, 11.30 and 13.30 hrs
Nicoline van Santen violin
Petra Griffioen violin
Inki Varga violin/viola
Els Goossens viola
Michiel Weidner cello
Servaas Jessen double bass
Bart Oomen director
KleuterSinfonietta is a co-production of Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Concertgebouw.
To order tickets:
0900 671 83 45 (€1,- per conversation) / www.concertgebouw.nl
In the coming years, the musicians of Amsterdam Sinfonietta will continue to put their passion for string music and their combined talents at the service of a growing music education programme. Amsterdam Sinfonietta has set itself the challenge of introducing the pleasures of making music to people of all ages who have had little exposure to classical music. After all, the children of today are the audiences of the future and the objective is to attract the most diverse audience possible. To this end the musicians themselves devise performances of the highest artistic quality. The latest educative project undertaken by the entire orchestra is SinfoniettaDag [Sinfonietta Day]. The extremely successful and popular KleuterSinfonietta, which targets young children aged 4-5, will also be continued throughout the current season.