Concerts
Upcoming Concerts

Sunday 20 June 2021, 17:00 Uilenburgsjoel Amsterdam (NL).
Concert Baroque Fantasies with Cynthia Freivogel (baroque violin) Christina Edelen (harpsichord) and Pamela Smits (baroque cello).

Program: includes Geminiani Sonata Opus 5, No. 1 for cello and harpsichord, Bach - Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jusu Christ for cello and b.c. and trio's by Händel, Telemann and Senaillé.

Maximum 50 persons. RESERVATIONS MANDATORY!

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Sunday 20 June 2021, 19:30 Uilenburgsjoel Amsterdam (NL).
Concert Baroque Fantasies with Cynthia Freivogel (baroque violin) Christina Edelen (harpsichord) and Pamela Smits (baroque cello).

Program: includes Geminiani Sonata Opus 5, No. 1 for cello and harpsichord, Bach - Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jusu Christ for cello and b.c. and trio's by Händel, Telemann and Senaillé.

Maximum 50 persons. RESERVATIONS MANDATORY!

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Saturday 3 July 2021, 13:30 hrs. Groenmarktkerk Haarlem (NL)
Concert Bram's Oboe with Bram Kreeftmeijer (oboe), Jelena Ristic (violin) Esther Apituley (viola) Pamela Smits (cello) and Daniël Kramer (piano).

Program: Mozart quartet, Poulenc trio, J.C. Bach quartet and works by Ravel, Saint-Saëns ans Morricone.

Maximum 50 persons. RESERVATIONS MANDATORY

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Saturday 3 July 2021, 16:00 hrs. Groenmarktkerk Haarlem (NL)
Concert Bram's Oboe with Bram Kreeftmeijer (oboe), Jelena Ristic (violin) Esther Apituley (viola) Pamela Smits (cello) en Daniël Kramer (piano).

Program: Mozart quartet, Poulenc trio, J.C. Bach quartet and works by Ravel, Saint-Saëns ans Morricone.

Maximum 50 persons. RESERVATIONS MANDATORY!

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Concert series 'Vriendenconcerten'

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. 


Upcoming concert of season 2020-2021: 
Date
: Sunday 20 June 2021, at 17:00 and 19:30 hrs. 

Due to Covid-19 measures reservations are mandatory! Please mail to : info@vriendenconcerten.nl

Poster Credit Patrick Keeler


"I used to write like the Devil in those days” said G. F. Händel about his youth.

A program with some of the most inventive Italian, German, and French composers from the Baroque Era.  Many of them, as composing instrumentalists, were the travelling "rockstars" of the time, but some of them have fallen into oblivion. Is this fair?

Did you know that, in his time, Telemann was held in higher esteem than both G.F. Handel and his friend J.S. Bach? And what IS the difference between Italian Baroque or French Baroque style or playing? Violin virtuoso Geminiani was considered at the time a musical demigod. His nickname Il Furibondo - the madman - was reportedly not only because of his expressive rhythms..

A regular baroque concert with just traditional repertoire is not for these musicians. Let yourself be surprised by music that is daring, exciting, and groundbreaking, but also elusive, mercurial, and mysterious, and in which the above facts and fables will be explained personally by the 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:
W www.vriendenconcerten.nl
E info@vriendenconcerten.nl
T +31 6 3076 0224
TICKETS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS      
Adults      
Ticket at the ticketcounter € 19,00    
Presale € 17,50    
Vrienden € 15    
       
Childeren      
Childeren 10 till 18 years € 10    
Childeren till 10 years old free admission    
       
Students      
with valid studentcard € 10    
       
Group discounts (only presale!)      
with 4 or more tickets per ticket € 16    
       
Subscribtions   Subscribtions Vrienden
Passe-partout € 105 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.

De Zuiderkerk
Zuiderkerkhof 71
1011 WB Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 20 308 03 99
W www.zuiderkerkamsterdam.nl

 

 


Program Proposals

Selection of program proposals for recitals in the season 2018/2019:


Download International Flyer

 



Cello Solo:
Heaven and Hell

Cello and Piano with pianist Tobias Borsboom
Love and Death  Romantic program
Bohemian Rhapsody Czech program
Maître et Apprenti  French program with a teacher-pupil line


All-time Favourites Easy-listening romantic cello favourites program
Hungarian Canvas Hungarian cello/piano program, with Kodály cello solo sonata

Cello and Double Bass with double bass player Quirijn van Regteren Altena:
Deep Feelings and Moments Musical 

 

Considerations concerning other repertoire is open for discussions. 
See also repertoire list..

Or, feel free to send an email to Pamela via info@pamelasmits.com and she will be happy to contact you directly to consider the various ideas.

 

 


Pentachord Ensemble

 

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:

Guido Nederlof
 E  guido@effacta.nl
 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
 
more info..

Program proposals:

Program Purcell, Arensky, F. Martin or Mahler and Trout
Program Piano quintets of Vaughan Williams and Schubert
Program Duo's and Schubert or Vaughan Williams piano quintet

Program Penta Plus. Mozart and Dvo?ák stringquintets and Mendelssohn pianosextet with Giles Francis violin and viola.

 

 Download Portfolio hr.-photos of the Pentachord Ensemble


"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)