Wednesday 11 September 2019, at 19:00 hrs. Pianohaus Neufield, Pfungstadt (DE).
Concert with violist Babette Andruk and Pianist Sabine Simon.
Programma i.e. Händel Halvorsen - Passacaglia, Liszt- Romance oublée, Liszt La lugubre gondola, David Popper - Hungarian Rhapsody.
Benefitconcert for the family of the suddenly deceased Pianist Yuri Blinov, Collega professor of the International Summer Course 2016 in Schlitz (Germany).
Thursday 12 September 2019, Afternoon. Kleine Saal, Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt (DE). Masterclass Chambermusic
Friday 27 September 2019, 19:00 Evangelische Kirche Haan (DE)
Kulturring Haan: Pamela Smits & Friends
Concert Valley of Romantiscm with Tim Brackman - violin, Giles Francis - viola and Tobias Borsboom - piano. Program: Mozart - Piano quartet in g minor, Liszt - Trio Tristia, Strauss stringtrio and Schumann- Pianoquartet
Friday 4 October 2019, 20:15 Zuiderkerk Amsterdam (NL).
Concert Collin's Triad together with Michael Collins - Clarinet and Tobias Borsboom - Piano.
Program with Schumann - Märchenerzählungen, Carl Frühling - Trio opus 40 and Beethoven trio Opus 38 (arrangment by Beethoven of the Septet Opus 20)
Pamela Smits is founder of the concert series Vriendenconcerten and artistic director of Foundation Vriendenconcerten since 2013. See below for Archive previous seasons.
The 7 concerts of this series takes place at the beautiful 17th century church, the Zuiderkerk in the heart of old Amsterdam.
First concert of season 2019-2020:
Date: Friday 4 October 2019, at 20:15 hrs. (!)
The dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship of British clarinetist Michael Collins have earned him recognition as one of today’s most distinguished artists and a leading exponent of his instrument. He will join forces with cellist Pamela Smits and pianist Tobias Borsboom to perform a number of extraordinary trios.
In particular, the trio of the little-known composer Carl Frühling catches one’s eye.
The Jewish composer was living in Vienna when he died in 1937 in poverty and under suspicious circumstances. So too, the life of Robert Schumann was not always sunshine and roses. His Fairy Tales are one of his last creative bursts before he was admitted to an asylum suffering from anxiety, hallucinations, and depression.
With Beethoven’s own trio arrangement of his septet for clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, and double bass, we then travel to the 19th-century Viennese salons. This piece is full of spirit and energy; graceful, dancing, and virtuosic.
An evening not to be missed!
Stichting Vriendenconcerten (Foundation Vriendenconcerten)
ABN AMRO Bank: NL45ABNA053.76.04.693?
Opening Church and Ticketcounter:
30 minutes before the start of a concert
Friday at 19:45
Saturday at 19:30 hrs.
Sunday at 16:00 hrs.
|Tickets and reservations:|
|T +31 6 3076 0224|
|TICKETS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS|
|Ticket at the ticketcounter||€ 18,50|
|Childeren 10 till 18 years||€ 10|
|Childeren till 10 years old||free admission|
|with valid studentcard||€ 10|
|Group discounts (only presale!)|
|with 4 or more tickets per ticket||€ 15|
|Passe-partout||€ 100||Passe-partout||€ 90|
Build in the Dutch renaissance style this beautiful 17th century church is situated between the Waterlooplein and the Nieuwmarkt right in the center of Amsterdam.
|1011 WB Amsterdam|
|T +31 20 308 03 99|
Selection of program proposals for recitals in the season 2018/2019:
Considerations concerning other repertoire is open for discussions.
See also repertoire list..
Or, feel free to send an email to Pamela via email@example.com and she will be happy to contact you directly to consider the various ideas.
Pentachord, a row of five strings. Five renowned musicians founded this ensemble sharing a passion for piano quintets and chambermusic.
- Effacta Productions
For bookings or information please contact Effacta Productions:
|T +31 23 - 532 4690|
|The Pentachord Ensemble|
|Maarten den Hengst - piano|
|Emi Ohi Resnick - violin|
|Mikhail Zemtsov -viola|
|Pamela Smits - cello|
|Quirijn van Regteren Altena - double bass|
Program Penta Plus. Mozart and Dvo?ák stringquintets and Mendelssohn pianosextet with Giles Francis violin and viola.
"From the first note of the famous quintet the Pentachord Ensemble overwhelmed with their lightness, precision and very agile way of playing. Schubert escaped from all the clichés. Also is in all their smaller group arrangements The Pentachord a joy to the eye and ear, because of the dedicated music making of the musicians. A sparkling ensemble that left the audience of the museumchurch of Schokland in awe."
-from a review of the Noordoostpolder newspaper.
"The Trout Quintet can be reckoned among the gems of classical music. Of the Dutch music ensembles the Pentachord threads a long chain of gems with their way of playing. Moreover, for the entire ensemble applies that they posses a special musical gift and that they feel intensely connected to their instruments, one can see that, one can hear that."
-from a review of the Nieuwe Meerbode, Aalsmeer (NL)