Saturday 2 October 2021, 20:00 Zuiderkerk Amsterdam (NL).
Concert Olli's Celestial Lights with Olli Mustonen (piano) and Emmanuel Franco (baritone).
L.v. Beethoven piano sonate Opus 2 No.2
B. Martinů sonate for cello and piano No. 3,
J. Sibelius Cantique and Devotion Opus 77
O. Mustonen Taivaanvalot for tenor (baritone), cello and piano.
21-22 October 2021, Masterclass Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt, Germany
Masterclass chambermusic Thursday 11-15 and Friday 10-1
Faculty concert together with pianist Sabine Simon. Repertoire TBA
Pamela Smits is founder of the concert series Vriendenconcerten and artistic director of Foundation Vriendenconcerten since 2013. See below for Archive previous seasons.
Nine concerts of this series takes place at the beautiful 17th century church, the Zuiderkerk in the heart of old Amsterdam. The Misa Criolla Christmas concerts also take place in Utrecht, Beekbergen and Haarlem (NL).
First upcoming concert:
Date: Saturday 2 October 2021, at 20:00 hrs.
Olli Mustonen – piano
Emmanuel Franco – baritone
Pamela Smits – cello
'A musical force of nature' is how Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen is often described. The worldwide acclaimed artist has a remarkable career as a pianist/composer and conductor and tonight can be heard in a double role together with the Mexican baritone Emmanuel Franco and cellist Pamela Smits.
The fairytale-like scenery of the Finnish celestial lights is home to the mythical creatures who come alive through the ancient folk poetry of the Kalevala. Inspired by this epic work, Mustonen wrote Taivaanvalot. "I have felt that with the help of music it might be possible to convey some of those untranslatable, at times even hypnotic and shamanic qualities of this poetry also to an audience not fluent in our unusual language.’"
Experience the magical world of music, in which the young piano virtuoso Beethoven crushed his opponents in Vienna salons in direct duals with his ingenious improvisation skills, and in which mythical creatures dwell in the Bohemian forests.
Become entranced by the green, purple, and blue colours of the Northern Lights in Scandinavian nature, in an imaginary world created by three passionate musicians.
Stichting Vriendenconcerten (Foundation Vriendenconcerten)
ABN AMRO Bank: NL45ABNA053.76.04.693?
Opening Church and Ticketcounter:
30 minutes before the start of a concert
Saturday at 19:30 hrs.
Sunday at 15:00 hrs.
|Tickets and reservations:|
|T +31 6 3076 0224|
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)