|Sunday May 4, 2014 - 11.00 hours| Duo Hevans & 31-tone organ |
Duo Hevans (Henri Bok & Eleri Ann Evans) consists of an unusual combination of bass clarinet and tenor saxophone. Since its
founding in 2005, a lot of new work has been written for this particular duo. Especially for this concert with the 31-tone Fokker organ, René Uijlenhoet, Monty Adkins and Rose Dodd wrote new compositions. Bass clarinetist Henri Bok will perform one of his own works together with the organ. Order tickets for this concert at the Muziekgebouw. Read more about this concert.
|Sunday March 9, 2014 - 11.00 hours| 4 hands, 4 feet | Muziekgebouw
In this four-handed concert, the regular Fokker organist Ere Lievonen is joined by Susanne Kujala, a German-Finnish organist specialised in contemporary organ music. Together they will perform new works written for them by Joachim Schneider and Sebastian Dumitrescu (from Germany and Finland, respectively), and two older works for two organists at the Fokker organ, by Daniel Caux and Anton de Beer. In addition, each will also perform on the Fokker organ solo. You can order tickets for this concert at the Muziekgebouw.
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|Sunday Jan. 12, 2014 - 11.00 hours | Suzuki performs on the Fokker organ
Masato Suzuki is a gifted Japanese organist and pianist. He specializes in both early and contemporary music and he has performed many concerts all over the world. During this Fokker-organ concert, Masato Suzuki will play early and contemporary music, using the traditional meantone tuning as well as the extended 31-tone tuning which already had been described by the Dutch physicist C. Huygens in 1691. Order tickets for this concert at the Muziekgebouw.
The Fokker organ needed a restoration badly. It had to be reassembled, renovated and rebuilt into a modern organ. Requests haven been sent to various funds. The Huygens-Fokker Foundation needed these financial aids, because otherwise this unique 31-tone organ would be in danger of being lost. The plan was to place the Fokker organ definitively above the glass wall of the BAM Zaal in the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam. A better location could not have been wished for. In this room one will be able to enjoy, through concerts and educational projects, music specially composed for the instrument and the unique musical heritage that Christiaan Huygens (proponent of the 31-tone system) has initiated in the Netherlands. Read more