An Ode to Gia Kancheli

The NBE brings a tribute in a theatrical show to an old friend: Georgian composer Gia Kancheli, who sadly passed away in 2019. Kancheli’s music is spiritual, sometimes almost cinematic, but always with a nod to his beloved homeland Georgia. The NBE will play the unknown masterpiece ‘Magnum Ignotum’ and ‘Miniatures’. Kancheli wrote his tranquil Miniatures for violin and piano, adapted it himself for viola and string orchestra and also made it known that he wished the pieces would be adapted for other instruments. Dutch composers adapted parts of Kancheli’s cycle specially for the NBE. In consequence, the entire palette of the NBE will be heard, and by doing so, the musicians will cast a nostalgic light on the heavenly Georgian sounds.

when to see it

Genesis (“De Schepping”)

Bart Moeyaert author, narrator Genesis (“De Schepping”) is the first installment of the succesful musical trilogy created by the Netherlands Wind Ensemble based on three.

Read more 30-09-2020 t/m 13-03-2021

Troubadours

In collaboration with Ud Festival The NBE is always on the lookout for special musicians from close to home and far away. It’s about time.

Read more 05-11-2020 t/m 15-11-2020

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

All together! Ludwig van Beethoven was born 250 years ago. For this mammoth Beethoven year the NBE has chosen one of his most iconic works:.

Read more 16-12-2020 t/m 16-12-2020

Cuba Blues

The NBE searches for the roots of Cuban music. Traditional and modern styles of Cuban music are combined in this programme: a swinging and melancholic.

Read more 15-04-2021 t/m 28-04-2021