FEBRUARY FESTIVAL 2019

 

The first edition of the Februari Festival was a great success!

The festival aims to show just how inspiring classical music is and how alive it still is today. The second edition will be putting Johannes Brahms in the spotlight. This composer had a tremendous impact on the international music scene of his era and supported many composers like Antonín Dvořák. Still, the question remains: was his style rather conservative or was Brahms actually a revolutionary?

Judge for yourself at the second edition of the Februari Festival, where you will be hearing and experiencing his music first-hand!

CONCERTS IN THE NIEUWE KERK (2018)

 

Wednesday 14 February - 8.15 p.m.

Februari Festival woensdag 14 februari 2018
Februari Festival woensdag 14 februari 2018

Presenting Fanny & Felix Mendelssohn and Clara & Robert Schumann

Quartetto di Venezia, Sofya Gulyak, Simone Lamsma, Quirine Viersen, Ishay Shaer, a.o.

The 2018 February Festival highlights the musical oeuvre of two exceptional pairs of composers: the married couple Robert and Clara Schumann and the siblings Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn. All four were...

Thursday 15 February - 8.15 p.m.

Februari Festival donderdag 15 februari 2018
Februari Festival donderdag 15 februari 2018

Romantic Highlights

Quartetto di Venezia, Sofya Gulyak, Simone Lamsma, Ishay Shaer, Henk Neven, a.o.

This concert reflects both the mutual and joint interaction with the ideals of the Romantic era and the struggle with the far-reaching...

Friday 16 February - 8.15 p.m.

Februari Festival vrijdag 16 februari 2018
Februari Festival vrijdag 16 februari 2017

Robert and Felix join hands

Antje Weithaas, Jasper Grijpink, Hannah Strijbos, Sofya Gulyak, Quirine Viersen, a.o.

Defined as succinctly as possible, chamber music is instrumental music for two to ten musicians. Great romantic composers such as Liszt, Wagner and Berlioz hardly wrote any...

Saturday 17 February - 7.30 p.m.

Februari Festival zaterdag 17 februari 2018
Februari Festival zaterdag 17 februari 2018

A Grand Soiree

Quartetto di Venezia, Van Baerle Trio, Antje Weithaas, Royal Conservatory The Hague Strings, Jeannette van Schaik, a.o.

Tonight’s festive soiree will also feature some larger ensembles on the concert stage. You could imagine that this programme (or part of it) could have been performed during...

Sunday 18 February - 3.00 p.m.

Februari Festival zondag 18 februari 2018
Februari Festival zondag 18 februari 2018

Autumn & Spring

Quartetto di Venezia, Antje Weithaas, Maria Milstein, Quirine Viersen, Ishay Shaer, a.o.

Herbst und Frühling (autumn and spring): ripe and green. To conclude the festival, we offer a combination of chamber music works from Mendelssohn’s early as well as later years, in combination with piano miniatures by...

LECTURES / FILMS (2018)

 

Wednesday 14 February 4.00 - 6.00 p.m.

Frits Zwart

Frits Zwart

Mendelssohn and Schumann visit The Hague 

In the Public Library The Hague

Thursday 15 February 4.00 - 6.00 p.m.

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dickswaab

Dick Swaab

Schumann and other composers under a neurological magnifying glass

In the Public Library The Hague

Friday 18 February 4.00 - 6.00 p.m.

Thea Derks

Thea Derks

Between changing nappies & doing the dishes

In the Public Library The Hague

Friday 16 February 12.00 p.m.

mendelsohn unknown

Mendelssohn Unknown

A film by Angelo Bozzolini in Het Nutshuis

Friday 16 February 2.00 p.m.

Geliebte Clara

Geliebte Clara

A film by Helma Sanders-Brahms in Het Nutshuis