‘Stemmig Maastricht’ song festival

Maastricht songs from the past five centuries will be in the spotlight for a whole weekend at various locations in the city. The ‘Stemmig Maastricht’ song festival will feature songs and other vocals by more than 20 Maastricht composers. The Maastricht Composers’ Foundation (Stichting Maastrichtse Componisten) is responsible for organizing the event. Never before has Maastricht's repertoire of classical songs been showcased in this way.

The Maastricht Composers’ Foundation will present the whole range of Maastri…

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Maastricht songs from the past five centuries will be in the spotlight for a whole weekend at various locations in the city. The ‘Stemmig Maastricht’ song festival will feature songs and other vocals by more than 20 Maastricht composers. The Maastricht Composers’ Foundation (Stichting Maastrichtse Componisten) is responsible for organizing the event. Never before has Maastricht's repertoire of classical songs been showcased in this way.

The Maastricht Composers’ Foundation will present the whole range of Maastricht's song heritage – from vocals from the Middle Ages to recently completed work by contemporary composers. The festival will feature two world premières with work by composers Hans Leenders and Henry Konsten. The programme will also focus on the connection with Belgium and France. The composer Henry Du Mont, for example, came from the Belgian city of Borgloon but studied in Maastricht. He also regularly went to Liège for further training until he moved to Paris in circa 1638. There he was employed as a ‘maître’ and composer at Louis XIV's ‘chapelle royale’, the musical establishment attached to the royal chapel. He continued to maintain close contacts with his family and friends in Maastricht and returned to the city near the end of his life. Young talents from the Conservatorium Maastricht's (Maastricht Academy of Music) composition class will be the first to perform. Other compositions by Besselink, Bonhomme, Brassart, Compère, Du Mont, Elinc, Episcopius, Florie, Franssen, Josquin, Hollman, Kicken, Konsten, Lambrechts, Leenders, Obrecht, Serpenti, Smulders, Stoverink, Tzamen, Van Izeghem, and Veldeke will also be performed. 

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When

  • daily until June 16th, 2019

Prices

  • €15.00

Location