April 14, 2019 | Jan Hage, Fokker organ
Concert Fokker organ | 2019-04-14, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Jan Hage tames the 31-tone organ
The special guest musician of this morning concert is the well-known Dutch organist Jan Hage, who is a well-respected interpreter of contemporary organ music. As a soloist, he performed with Slagwerk Den Haag, Asko|Schönberg and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. In 1995 he was appointed as organist of the Kloosterkerk in The Hague and in 2011 of the Domkerk in Utrecht. Jan Hage now has the task of controlling all 31 keys in the octave of the Fokker organ. And that is a challenging task, especially if an organist cannot take place monthly behind the black, white and blue keys of this organ. Yet this is in good hands with Jan Hage. His virtuosity and interpretations have already been praised before he received his diplomas (three times with distinction) and won several competitions. In 2006 he even received the 'médaille d'argent' from the Société Académique Arts-Sciences-Lettres in Paris for his merits for French organ culture. In addition, Jan Hage wrote an article about the Fokker organ for the magazine Het Orgel (The Organ) years ago, because of which he already gained a lot of theoretical knowledge about this unique instrument. The program will feature famous works in the meantone tuning by Sweelinck and Frescobaldi. And atmospheric compositions from the first half of the last century by Louis Vierne and Jehan Alain. Besides the impressive composition 'Rrrrrrr' for organ by Maurico Kagel, approved works from the repertoire of the 31-tone organ by Henk Badings and Anton de Beer are being performed. And to top it all off, two improvisations by Jan Hage. In short, a fascinating concert that you should definitely not miss.
You can order tickets at the box office of the Muziekgebouw.
Sunday 14 April 2019, 11.00 hours | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Prices: € 13,50 Normal | € 11,00 Stadspas | € 11,00 CJP
www.muziekgebouw.nl | www.huygens-fokker.org
Jan Hage, Fokker organ
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) - Psalm 140
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
- from 'Fiori Musicali'
Girolamo Frescobaldi - Toccata cromatica per l’Elevazione
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) -
from 'Vingt-quatre pièces en style libre' (1913-1914)
Jehan Alain (1911-1940) -
Ballade en mode phrygien (1930)
Jan Hage - Improvisation through the eight Euler-Fokker Genera
Henk Badings (1907-1987) -
from 'Reeks van kleine klankstukken' (1957)
on the 12-tone keyboard in the Euler-Fokker Genera
- Perpetuum Mobile
Anton de Beer (1924-2000) -
Toccata from 'Sonatine' (1964)
(transcription for 12-tone organ manuals by Ere Lievonen)
Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008) - from 'Rrrrrrr...' (1984)
- Ragtime Waltz
Jan Hage - Improvisation on the 31-tone keyboard
This concert is made possible by the support of: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Gemeente Amsterdam (district East).
Also the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (renovation Fokker organ), the SNS REAAL Fonds (renovation Fokker organ) and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Show our sponsors