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Extra concert with Wende in Carré

17 maart 2017
Last years tour with Wende has proved to be a smash hit. Due to popular demand they will team up for extra concerts in Carré and in Natuurtheater de Kersouwe. Since the concerts on 29 and 30 May are almost sold out, there will be an extra concert in Carré on 28 May. For an hour and a half Wende and the string players immerse the audience in all the facets of romantic love. The programme combines Wende's own numbers, covers and classical works, with her own personal romantic history as its...

Golden IF Design Award for our posters

13 maart 2017
The winners of the IF Design Awards are officially announced. Studio Dumbar won the Golden Award for our Poster serie 2015-2016 (categorie corporate identity / branding). An independent music ensemble, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, has an international reputation and a repertoire from baroque to contemporary music. Prompted by a desire to broaden their audience and refresh their public profile, the orchestra appointed Studio Dumbar to renew their visual identity. We created a modern identity...

Koningsdagconcert in Tilburg

11 maart 2017
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attend the Koningsdagconcert (King's Day Concert) at the Theaters Tilburg in Tilburg on April 3 2017. The concert is played in honor of King Willem-Alexander, whose birthday is celebrated on Koningsdag or King's Day on April 27 - a national holiday. Amsterdam Sinfonietta will perform during this concert together with other musicians. The Koningsdag Concert will be broadcast on television on Thursday 27 April at NPO 2 from 21.10 - 21.55...

Breder dan klassiek met Typhoon

10 maart 2017
Van 4 t/m 16 januari 2018 tourt Amsterdam Sinfonietta door het land met Typhoon: gelauwerd Zwols rapper van Surinaamse afkomst, geliefd door een groot publiek om zijn betrokken teksten en zijn overtuigende podiumpresentatie. Met de Belgische jazzpianist Jef Neve als special guest, de liedjes van Typhoon en de prachtige strijkersarrangementen van Sinfonietta wordt het een tournee om naar uit te kijken. De kaartverkoop start woensdag 1 maart om 10.00 uur. Ieder jaar maakt Amsterdam...

Release Tides of Life

13 januari 2017
We are proud to present our brand new recording entitled 'Tides of Life'. This CD celebrates the years long collaboration between Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Thomas Hampson in bringing the great song repertoire to new audiences in a fresh manner. In February 2014 Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Thomas Hampson made a tour of twelve European concert halls performing a unique programme. The heart of the programme consisted of new arrangements of songs by Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf....

Try-out concert Thomas Hampson

18 november 2016
On Friday 2 December we will give a unique concert exclusively for our Friends and Club of 100 members: a try-out concert with Thomas Hampson in the Rode Hoed concert venue in Amsterdam. This is the only occasion that this programme will be performed in the Netherlands; the try-out concert is the kick-off for our tour of Vienna, Essen and Ludwigsburg. Following the resounding international success of our collaboration with Thomas Hampson in 2014 and 2015 we have put together a new programme...

Calogero Palermo en Olivier Patey vervangen Martin Fröst

13 oktober 2016
Unfortunately, Martin Fröst is ill and is not able to play the concerts. He will be replaced by Calogero Palermo and Olivier Patey, both principal clarinettist at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. They will appear as soloist in the famous Clarinet concerto No.1 of Weber. The orchestra will also perform two gems of the repertoire for strings: a musical cathedral by Bruckner and a Bohemian suite by Janáček.Overview concert tour Amsterdam Muziekgebouw (14 October), Tilburg (15 October) en...

KleuterSinfonietta welcomes its 25,000th young visitor

20 april 2016
On the morning of Wednesday 20 April, the 25,000th young visitor attended KleuterSinfonietta, the series of children's performances jointly produced by the Concertgebouw and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Following the performance this milestone was celebrated together with young children from the Dalton school Neptunus in Amsterdam. After a short, festive speech by the director of the Concertgebouw Simon Reinink flags and presents were handed out, everyone sang the popular Dutch birthday song in...

Our brochure of the new season is ready

14 april 2016
We are proud to announce our new season 2016-2017. Amsterdam Sinfonietta and its artistic director Candida Thompson will collaborate with various top soloists, including Martin Fröst, Isabelle van Keulen, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Thomas Oliemans and Giovanni Sollima. In January 2017 Amsterdam Sinfonietta will join forces with the American-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, one of the foremost songwriters of our day.Tickets are available at www.sinfonietta.nl or with the order forms in...

Amsterdam Sinfonietta on tour with Rufus Wainwright

30 maart 2016
In January 2017 Amsterdam Sinfonietta will join forces with the American-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright for a tour of the Netherlands. Amsterdam Sinfonietta's annual 'Beyond Classical' New Year's tour has become a household event in Dutch concert halls. Each year the string orchestra invites artists from the pop, jazz and world music scenes for a musical cross-pollination. This has resulted in sold-out halls with celebrated artists such as Patrick Watson, Bobbie McFerrin, Wende...

Amsterdam Sinfonietta & De Dijk to perform in Carré

25 februari 2016
Two years ago the iconic Dutch band De Dijk and the string orchestra Amsterdam Sinfonietta joined forces for nine sold-out performances of their 'Dijkers & Strijkers' programme throughout the Netherlands. Audiences greeted the collaboration between the 8-man rock band and the orchestra of 22 string players with rapturous enthusiasm. Due to the outstanding success of this dream combination, two extra concerts will take place in Carré in Amsterdam on 30 June 2016 (almost sold out) and on...

Extra concert with Wende in Paradiso sold out

26 januari 2016
In Amsterdam Sinfonietta's annual 'Beyond Classical' concert series the string orchestra joins forces with performers from the pop and jazz worlds. This year's tour with Wende has proved to be a smash hit, with the performers heralded as a 'top combination' by the Eindhovens Dagblad newspaper. Due to popular demand they will team up for an extra, one-off concert in Paradiso. Ticket presales started on 27 January at Paradiso and now the concert is sold out.For an hour and a half Wende and the...

Ronald Brautigam wins Edison Classical Award

30 november 2015
Amsterdam Sinfonietta congratulates the wonderful Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam for winning the Edison Classical Award 2015 for his recording of the complete Beethoven Sonatas. Sinfonietta and Ronald Brautigam have appeared on stage together for the past 25 years, ever since the orchestra's foundation. To mark this milestone Amsterdam Sinfonietta has commissioned the Scottish composer Sally Beamish to write a concerto for piano and string orchestra. They will bring the world premiere during...

Johannes Vermeerprijs 2015 goes to Michel van der Aa

27 oktober 2015
Monday 26 October Michel van der Aa has been awarded the prestigious Johannes Vermeer Award in the Ridderzaal of the Dutch Parliament. After the ceremony Amsterdam Sinfonietta has performed Michel van der Aa's cello concerto Up-close. The Johannes Vermeer Award is the Dutch state prize for the arts. Worth a total of 100,000 euros, the Award has been presented since 2009 to outstanding artists across all disciplines who are working in the Netherlands. Previous winners include the opera director...

Channel Classics wins Label of the Year 2015

24 september 2015
On September 17th 2015, Channel Classics was awarded Gramophone's "Label of the Year 2015" in London at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards. This prize is known to be one of the most important achievements in the classical music world. This year, Channel Classics is also celebrating its 25th Anniversary. In 1990, the first cd was released and 25 years later the catalog contains over 350 titles. Since 2003 Amsterdam Sinfonietta has recorded nine CDs which received many good reviews &...

First poster of the new season

14 september 2015
We proudly present our first poster of the new season, designed at Studio Dumbar by Vincent Vrints. Every two year we work with a new designer from this successful international design agency. It's the second season for Vincent Vrints, before that we worked together with Kek Feng...

Johannes Vermeer Award

5 september 2015
Michel van der Aa has been awarded the prestigious Johannes Vermeer Award, the Dutch state prize for the arts. Amsterdam Sinfonietta is looking forward to their new project with Michel van der Aa: they will bring the Dutch premiere of his new clarinet concerto Hysteresis. Worth a total of 100,000 euros, the Johannes Vermeer Award has been presented since 2009 to outstanding artists across all disciplines who are working in the Netherlands. Previous winners include the opera director Pierre...

On tour with Wende

4 september 2015
From 7 to 19 January 2016 Amsterdam Sinfonietta will make its annual New Year's tour 'Beyond Classical', this time in a fresh collaboration with the versatile singer Wende. Last Friday the orchestra and Wende gave a succesful preview of this tour at the Zeeland Nazomerfestival. Look here for more information about our tour with Wende in January...

10 jaar Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

3 september 2015
From 11-13 September Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ celebrates its 10th birthday with many special concerts. Amsterdam Sinfonietta will give two concerts during this weekend. On 11 September, the 80th birthday of Arvo Pärt, they will perform a beautiful programme with music of this composer, together with Cappella Amsterdam. On 12 September Amsterdam Sinfonietta gives a special concert together with 7 other Dutch ensembles: Asko|Schönberg, Calefax, Cappella Amsterdam, Ives Ensemble, Nederlands...

Hans van Beers passed away

25 augustus 2015
On 25 August, Hans van Beers passed away after a short illness, aged 73. From 1993 to 1998 Hans was chairman of the Board of Amsterdam Sinfonietta. We have lost a remarkable person, who for decades played an important role in the Dutch music...

Great end to successful season

24 juni 2015
Amsterdam Sinfonietta had a busy schedule during the final month of this season. Following a successful European tour with the Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz the orchestra gave two unique concerts at the Holland Festival. Its collaboration with the British singer-songwriter Keaton Henson in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam was a resounding success and the performance with the celebrated soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek made a striking impression on public and press alike. Two unique concerts...

Amsterdam Sinfonietta performs with Eva-Maria Westbroek and Keaton Henson

1 juni 2015
During Holland Festival, Amsterdam Sinfonietta performs with two special musicians: the world famous soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and singer-songwriter Keaton Henson. During it's last festival weekend, the Holland Festival will present 12 Hour PROMS, a new, one-day mini festival inspired by the famous Proms. The festival will feature a thrilling line-up, running from the afternoon until the early hours of the night. Eva-Maria Westbroek, widely regarded as one of the finest sopranos of our time,...

After-party in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

19 mei 2015
After our last concert of this season in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, we will organize an after-party, with Finnish and Norwegian snacks for all visitors. On Saturday afternoon 30 May, the Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz makes his debut with Amsterdam Sinfonietta with a sparkling piano concerto by Mozart. Amsterdam Sinfonietta also performs works by three Scandinavian composers: the Finnish composers Sibelius and Rautavaara and the Norwegian composer Grieg. The afterparty starts at 16.45 hrs, with...

Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Terje Tønnesen and Vilde Frang in a passionate programme

4 februari 2015
From 19 to 27 February 2015 Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang will join forces under the leadership of the Norwegian guest concertmaster Terje Tønnesen. They will present a programme guaranteed to delight the senses, featuring works by Grieg, Åm, Janáček, Mozart and Vivaldi/Tønnesen.Terje Tønnesen is one of Norway's most prominent violinists. He is a significant figure on the Scandinavian music scene, thanks to his role as artistic director of the Norwegian...

New Year’s Tour with Ludovico Einaudi sold out

23 december 2014
All of the ten 'Beyond Classical' concerts in January 2015 with the Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi have been sold out. Every year Amsterdam Sinfonietta makes an annual New Year's tour of the Netherlands known as 'Beyond Classical', working in collaboration with artists outside of the classical music world. It has proved to be a highly successful formula: last year's tour with De Dijk in January 2014 was also completely sold out.Amsterdam Sinfonietta is looking forward to the...

On tour with Natalia Gutman

30 september 2014
Two years ago Natalia Gutman made a resoundingly successful tour of the Netherlands with Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Now the éminence grise of the Russian school returns with Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto. From 11 - 17 October 2014 five concerts will take place in Amsterdam, Arnhem, Tilburg, Enschede and Leiden. Alongside Shostakovich' Concerto - in Arnhem, Tilburg, Enschede and Leiden performed by Gutman, and in Amsterdam by Gary Hoffman - the programme includes the traditional Georgian...

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