In Memoriam: Louis Andriessen (1939 - 2021)

On Thursday July 1, Louis Andriessen, one of the most influential Dutch composers, passed away at the age of 82. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for some time.

Our deepest condolences go out to his wife, family and friends.

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Looking ahead with Aspasia Nasopoulou

From January 2021 Aspasia Nasopoulou will take over from Wim Boerman as artistic leader of de ereprijs. We look ahead with her to the period from 2021.

The limitations of the moment will determine the shape of our upcoming concerts, but these rules do not prevent us from looking ahead with enthusiasm and an open mind. We want to strengthen the link between current music and current events in society: to show that new music is needed.

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Online premiere Lise Morrison - Upstream

In February we recorded the new composition 'Upstream' by Lise Morrison. She wrote this new work for the first concert 'Ear for each other' in the concert series 'Aardlek: urgent matters'. Unfortunately, this concert could not continue due to the lockdown, but we are now proud to present the online premiere with video by Okke van Breemen.

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Livestream school concerts

In the coming weeks, students at ten secondary schools in the Netherlands and Germany will close the Ereprijs composition project with a concert, where all new compositions will be performed by Orkest De Ereprijs. Due to the corona measures, the concerts are not open to the public, but can be followed via a live stream.

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Goodbye message Wim Boerman

That was it. Just over 40 years and all with great pleasure. It is still a great pleasure, but a number of incidentals prompted the passing of the baton. With many thanks to all members and ex-members of de ereprijs, because without their constant energy and commitment it would never have been possible. Naturally, this also applies to the various board members, who have helped to lay and maintain the foundation for all activities. Not to forget in this context the various politicians, both locally and especially regionally and the associated authorities.

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