Naples, port city of overwhelming beauty on the Mediterranean Sea. At the foot of Mount Vesuvius, it has been bustling with emotion, fish, family, Gomorrah, and above all, music! Music by the great maestros that Napoli has brought forth, Domenico Scarlatti and Iovanni Pergolesi. And music from the streets and from the pub: special guest of the NBE is living legend Peppe Barra who sings Neapolitan folk music like no other, full of drama and humour. Whipped up by percussionist Giustina Gambardella and Simone Bottasso on his Italian organetto. Together with the NBE, they celebrate the city with a living soul: Napolitana!

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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 of.

Read more 18-02-2023 t/m 19-02-2023

Concert in the Shape of a Pear

Concert in the shape of a pear is a show about the life of composer Erik Satie, master of absurdism but also master of the.

Read more 08-03-2023 t/m 19-03-2023


The Nederlands Blazers Ensemble and the puppeteers of the Duda Paiva Company presented a completely new performance of the St Matthew Passion in 2022. In.

Read more 04-04-2023 t/m 07-04-2023


For the first time in its history, the NBE visited this beautiful island – steeped in Reggae music. The NBE travelled inland to find great.

Read more 05-05-2023 t/m 18-05-2023