5th edition of the Andriessen Festival

Together with Musis & Stadstheater Arnhem and PHION, Orkest van Gelderland & Overijssel, Orkest De Ereprijs presents a program full of contemporary music in the footsteps of Louis Andriessen.

Andriessen's search for and compositions for unconventional instrumentations created an ensemble tradition that encourages adventurous and unexpected forms of written music. To explore the future of classical music, Phion and Orkest De Ereprijs are joining forces under the name RKST21. Andriessen influenced many composers in different ways. During this festival, we give a stage to all these different approaches to music today and we celebrate the work of Louis Andriessen. Both RKST21 and Orchestra De Ereprijs play under the direction of Clark Rundell.

Soloist is master pianist Severin von Eckardstein.

In addition to RKST21, several soloists and smaller ensembles such as Kluster5, Michaela Riener and Laura Sandee will present music by Yannis Kyriakides (premiere), Jennifer Walsch, Pete Harden, Christiaan Richter, Kate Moore, Steve Martland and Celia Swart, among others.

Napolov's Percussion Marathon in premiere

A percussion marathon that will make the ears perk up. Orkest De Ereprijs and percussionist Konstantyn Napolov joined forces for a joint program, with only world premieres. Five international composers were looking for the golden combination between an outstanding solo percussionist and the unique instrumentation of De Ereprijs.

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29th Young Composers Meeting: Senior Composers Team

During the annual Young Composers Meeting we give young professional composers a chance to compose for an ensemble and develop their talents, knowledge and professional network. The week is filled with rehearsals, lectures and individual coaching by senior composers. We would like to share with you which composers will accompany the young composers during the 29th Young Composers Meeting in 2023. Richard Ayres and Martijn Padding are once again part of the team, along with three new composers that will join the team: Wilbert Bulsink, Calliope Tsoupaki and Anna Veismane.

We would like to introduce all composers to you one by one.

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h/AI, human vs. Artificial Intelligence

The tension between H.I. and A.I. therefore requires 'serious' research. Partners Veenfabriek, Ereprijs and ECHO take up this challenge in the production Aldus sprak A.I. An orchestra with 14 players, 3 actors, many robots and A.I.. Together we want to rise above 'ourselves' on the way, and longing, for a better version of 'us', we go in search of who we are. Interacting with our own test version of A.I., we get to know 'her/him/them/it' and want to learn how to become a better version of ourselves. Maybe we can then teach A.I. something human!

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