Series & Specials

Sat 16 & Sun 17 March 2019

Six Dutch premieres and a world premiere at festival for ‘unheard’ classical music

The Matangi Quartet invites the Polish composer Paweł Szymański to the Netherlands for the latest edition of the (Un)heard Music Festival. It is the third edition of the festival dedicated primarily to unheard music at the Korzo theatre in The Hague.

The central work on the program is Szymański’s composition Five Pieces for string quartet and six Dutch premieres of pieces by Szymański. The Polish composer’s abstract sounds and love of ancient music create an enormous depth and an intimate atmosphere. His music is like poetry in that there is no clear narrative, only the sounds that transport you and allow the listeners to explore the music for themselves. The festival is spread over three concerts: an opening concert on Saturday afternoon, a marathon concert with highlights from Szymański’s oeuvre at 20:30, and one on Sunday morning. In the opening concert, a new work by Dutch composer Jacob ter Veldhuis, specially written for the Matangi Quartet, gets its premiere performance. 

The festival consists of three concerts with a rich fringe program and a workshop for kids.

"Is that all there is?" asks the singer Peggy Lee in her famous song about what really matters in life. Her consluion: "If that's all there is, my friend, then let's keep dancing..." And that is exactly what happens in All there is, the dance program on the Sunday afternoon. Where not so much the choreography or the concept, but the performer is in the center of attention. This series shows the dancer as a kaleidoscope: a seemingly simple tool, but able to change the view of reality with every turn, as a poetic ode to fluidity and wonder in life. Each program is a one-time event and productions from abroad are often presented that are not performed elsewhere in the Netherlands.

Third dance for free!
This season you get your third visit to All there is for free. Get the All there is dance card at the box office, go to two performances and get your third for free. More info and conditions.

Now that the new circus has taken Dutch theatres by storm, we are introduced to artists who show us more than just virtuoso spectacle. They bring an innovative mixture of circus skills, theatre, dance, and music to the theatres. Cirque Mania #7 presents young talent, sometimes still in training, all the way to the internationally acclaimed circus troupes, and everything in between.

From Belgium comes the Flemish Compagnie Ea Eo with the famous All the Fun. This absurdist performance received no less than five stars from de Theaterkrant. We kick off the seventh edition with the third year students of Codarts and show the work of the equilibrists Klub Girko, currently studying at the ACaPA in Tilburg. Up-and-coming makers are dancer Kim-Jomi Fischer and acrobat Marta Alstadsæter. Their performance Engel was well received in the dance scene as well as in the world of circus. Recently graduated creatives Captain Sugar & The Monkey Puppets present their debut performance Camouflage.

In short, a very diverse program where many circus styles pass in revue and a must see for cultural connoisseurs as well as families with children.

Bargains with day-passes

You can attend two programs on one day at a discount. A day pass for Friday is only € 21,- and a day pass for Saturday is € 27,-.​ Add both performances on the same day to your shopping cart and the discount will be deducted automatically.

In ten years the Festival Dag in De Branding has grown to become one of the leading festivals for new music in The Netherlands. Four times a year Dag in de Branding organises a one-day program in different locations throughout The Hague. The festival showcases current developments in classical and improvised music, musical theatre, jazz and pop music, opera and electronica.

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In the spring holiday, Het Nationale Theater and Korzo present a varied theatre program especially for children. During the Lentekriebels festival you can attend family performances all week in Theater aan het Spui, Korzo theatre, and in Paradijs in the Koninklijke Schouwburg.

A festival of sonic escape

Musical Utopias is a festival gathering music-makers and artists across multiple genres, all of whom strive to build new worlds in their work, daring to step into the unknown in their process of creation. A project of Ensemble Klang, it marks 15 years of their existence, and while assembling some of the group’s key artistic collaborators it looks optimistically to the future.

It opens on Thursday 20 Dec with the world premiere of Peter Adriaansz’s brand new evening-length work Environments. International guests on Friday bring American free jazz and minimalism in an evening provoking awareness and change, including works by Julius Eastman and a new work by Keir Neuringer. Saturday brings nine-hours of music of trance and transcendence with acts ranging through contemporary, pop, electronica, rock, classical, dance, and music theatre: 9x13, Julia Wolfe, Knalpot, Michael Gordon, Astrid Boons and much much more. Running throughout the whole festival are videos and installations.

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The Hague music festival Rewire and dance and music podium Korzo are working together to organize five dynamic evenings that feature new music. Various international artists and deejays will be invited to give a performance in Korzo. With the concert series Rewire and Korzo are committed to develop and promote adventurous music and related (stage) art. Both organizations are true advocates of contemporary music and find common ground in the ambition to achieve the biggest possible impact with the audience and artists.

REWIRE x KORZO is made possible by a contribution from Fonds21.

That the composition department of the Royal Conservatory has an enormous attraction for the conservatory’s alumni can be clearly seen in the program of the 2019 Spring Festival. The composition department is an important breeding ground for new ensembles specializing in contemporary classical music. Ensemble Klang and the New European Ensemble are two examples and in 2019 they return to their roots to perform works by composition students. This year sees a partnership between students of the composition, ancient music, and dance departments. Nicolas Collins, composer, American pioneer, and living legend is this years special guest. He made furor with his use of microcomputers in his live electronic performances.

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Make sure to always check to purchase tickets. Due to the limited amount of tickets it is obligatory to make a reservation. Did you already make a reservation? Then make sure you pick up your tickets at least 45 minutes before the start of a show at Korzo. After, all the reservations will be terminated. 

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