Ensemble 88

Els Crommen (soprano)

Anne Davids (flute)

Johan Naus (clarinet)

Paul Pankert (violin)

Wouter Bergenhuizen (piano)

Jan van den Boomen (percussion)

Ensemble 88

Ensemble 88

Jubilee Concert

Thursday 13 December 2018 / 20:00 / Intro, Maastricht

Ensemble 88 is turning 30 in 2018! This jubilee will be celebrated with two special concerts at PLT theater Heerlen and at Intro Muziekgieterij

Ensemble 88‘s jubilee concert will start with a surprising presentation led by Baudouin De Jaer. This Belgian composer/pedagogue has collected a group of Limburg based amateur musicians with whom he will form an orchestra, rehearse and perform all in one day. The audience will also have a part in this ‘orchestre pour un jour’.
For this concert Ensemble 88 commissioned Dutch composer Rutger Muller to write a special composition for them. In his electroacoustic music he is always on the lookout interconnections between Western and Non Western classical music, mixed with elements of ambient-techno.
Pièce the résistance of this concert is an undisputed masterpiece from the contemporary repertoire: Music for a summer evening by American composer George Crumb (1929). Containing quotes from Bela Bartók’s famous Sonata for two pianos and percussion, Crumb looks for fascinating, evocative sound worlds. Ralph van Raat, a leading artist in the Dutch contemporary music scene, will be taking on this challenging piece together with E88-pianist Wouter Bergenhuizen


Baudouin De Jaer – Orchestre pour un jour
Rutger Muller – New commissioned piece


George Crumb – Music for a summer evening


Ralph van Raat (piano, guest soloist).
Els Crommen (soprano), Anne Davids (flute), Johan Naus (clarinet), Paul Pankert (violin), Wouter Bergenhuizen (piano), Jan van den Boomen (percussion)

In cooperation with. Coma (Contemporary Music for Amateurs) Maastricht
Featuring Koninklijke Harmonie Heerlen

Ensemble 88 is subsidised by Provincie Limburg

This concert is made possible through kind support by the European Fund for Regional Development. The EU invests in your future.

Entrance: €15,- (presale ex. service charge) / €7,50 (students, presale ex. service charge) / €20,- (at the door) / €10,- (students at the door)
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