introduction Monteverdi Organ

19 January 2020

St. Franciscus Xaveriuskerk

15:30 – 18:00 St. Franciscus Xaveriuskerk Het Zand 29, Amersfoort € 23,50 Buy tickets

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MonteverdiXL: The making of

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Krijn Koetsveld

“Monteverdi XL is literally a childhood dream come true. I was first exposed to Monteverdi’s remarkable music when I was only 17; it was truly love at first sight – or sound? Together with the extremely talented and motivated musicians of Le Nuove Musiche, we have embraced this grand adventure, exploring the bewitching combination of fluid lines and sensual poetry.”

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Jennifer van der Hart

“Seizing the magic of the moment is the most exhilarating aspect of performing, setting out on a musical adventure with your audience. Adventure can be found in all performance, whether it is re-creating old masterworks or in experimental premieres; completely focused on minimal music or playing Singing Mermaid to a boatful of toddlers; premiering a brand-new composition or re-interpreting the genius of Monteverdi.”

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Wendy Roobol

“The most moving and meaningful aspect of Monteverdi’s works is the ultimate symbiosis of music and text. Somehow, he fuses them in such a way that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. His music is always noble, complex and dramatic; it is such an honour to be able to explore these multi-layered depths. The chance to perform this music with such a fantastic ensemble is a dream from which I hope never to wake!”

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Falco van Loon

“Is there anything more fantastic than making beautiful music with outstanding musicians? The warmth of Monteverdi’s music is an invitation to making music together, so that it suddenly seems that music and mankind become one. Performing is such a wonderful profession…”

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Bas Ramselaar

“I must have been about 17 when I saw the famous television production of Orfeo with Nicolaus Harnoncourt. It made a huge impression on me; since then, I am continually made aware that ‘Early’ music (Renaissance and Baroque) is closest to my heart. What I have discovered, many years later, is that you don’t have to be old-fashioned to sing old music! We’re always re-creating the compositions, bringing a new approach and sound to light. We are occupied with the Here and Now in our interpretation of the madrigals of Monteverdi.”

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Cassandra Luckhardt

“When I first heard ‘Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda,’ I was moved to tears; Clorinda’s final note as she ascends to the heavens is one of the most beautiful moments in all of Western classical music. Recording that piece 20 years later with Le Nuove Musiche was a most remarkable closing of the circle.”

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Madrigals by Monteverdi

23 November 2019


14.00 – 15.00 h € 16,50 Buy tickets Noordermarkt 44 Amsterdam 1015 NA Nederland 020-6204556

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Monteverdi 18+

17 January 2020

't Huis te Poort

20.15 h (18.00 met introduction anddiner arrangement) € 25,– Buy tickets Adres: Dam 30 Schiedam 3111 BD

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7 October 2021

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Amsterdam, Nederland


Our music theatre production has a new premiere date! We will then go on tour.

Arianna is a reconstruction of the lost Monteverdi opera by Florian Magnus Maier, with poems by Willem Kloos and directed by Sybrand van der Werf.

Want to know more about it? Read the article (in Dutch) by the Groene Amsterdammer, October 2019.