Netherlands Wind Ensemble meets the Xylouris Family

An unexpected meeting that bridges different cultures. The Dionysian energy of Cretan music, with all the freshness, talent and consummate technique of Giorgos Xylouris and of Antonis, Nikos and Apollonia Xylouri, the younger members of the Xylouris family, meets the leading Dutch performers of the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble. The ensemble was founded in 1961 and has performed with great musicians from all over the world, such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt. In the very original program they present in Athens, the lyra, the lute, the voice and the percussion instruments are intertwined with the full sound of the NBE’s wind instruments. Cretan tunes, bringing with them the breeze of Mount Psiloritis and of the Cretan the Libyan Sea, masterfully succeed each other and coexist harmoniously with musics of the world, Baroque works and melodies from operas by Rameau inspired by Greek mythology, transporting the audience to new musical heights.

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photo: Peter Lodder

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Het Paradijs (Paradise) – September Me festival

photo: Marleen Annema

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Read more 28-09-2024 t/m 28-09-2024

American Roots

photo: Peter Lodder

The NBE delves deep into the heart of American music. Together with Native American singer Charly Lowry, a musical talent and descendant of the Tuscarora,.

Read more 02-10-2024 t/m 13-10-2024

Compositiewedstrijd – Showcases

photo: Peter Lodder

Every year,the young composer’s competition On the way to the New Year’s Concert proves its strength. Composing is nothing more or less than coming up.

Read more 17-10-2024 t/m 20-10-2024

De Zingende Strijkstok (The Singing Bow)

photo: Peter Lodder

De Zingende Strijkstok (The Singing Bow) is the sequel to the moving program Troubadours; the story of plucked string instruments from different corners of the.

Read more 01-11-2024 t/m 13-11-2024

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