March 20, 2016 | Several poets & Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ

Concert Fokker organ | 2016-03-20, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

The Word Speaks


In the word speaks the word speaks, that's clear immediately. But how does the word relate to music? In this case, the word is not referring to singing but to the spoken word, by means of poetry. Can they complement each other? Can they sound at the same time or should they alternate? An interesting research on how these two art forms can influence each other. During this exceptional concert works of two composers who are also published poets (which include Rozalie Hirs and Samuel Vriezen) will be performed. In addition, several known poets are invited to share their clear vision on words and music, which they obviously will present themselves: Lieke Marsman, Han van der Vegt and Maria van Daalen. Ere Lievonen accompanies them on the Fokker organ. With the collaboration of composer Danny de Graan, who composed a new piece for this occasion.


Tickets can be ordered at the box office of the Muziekgebouw.
Sunday 20 March 2016, 11.00 hours | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Prices: € 12,50 Normal | € 10,00 Stadspas | € 10,00 CJP |



Maria van Daalen (poet), recitation

Han van der Vegt (poet), recitation

Lieke Marsman (poet), recitation

Samuel Vriezen (poet/composer), recitation

Rozalie Hirs (poet/composer), recitation

Danny de Graan (composer), live electronics

Ere Lievonen (musician), Fokker organ



Jehan Alain (1911-1940) - De Jules Lemaître (1935)


Samuel Vriezen (1973) - C31* Orbits (muziek & tekst, 2013) presented by Samuel Vriezen


Lieke Marsman presents her poems ‘eiland’ and ‘een ochtend’ during Preludium & fuga e BWV 533a by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Danny de Graan (1973) / Lieke Marsman (1990) - Het Verschil (2016) by Lieke Marsman (premiere)


Han van der Vegt presents his poem ‘Ratel’ during improvisations on the organ by Ere Lievonen


Louis Vierne (1870-1937) - Préambule op. 31/1 (1914)

Maria van Daalen presents her sonnet ‘JUNO’

Charles van Hemelryck (1981) - Lamentations (2014)

Maria van Daalen presents her poem ‘PALMPASEN 2016’   (premiere)

Maria van Daalen presents her poem ‘Ik zal een grafschrift voor je maken dat iedereen van buiten kent’ during Épitaphe op. 31/4 (1914) by Louis Vierne (1870-1937) & fuga II (1702) by Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (1656-1746)



Rozalie Hirs (1965) - Tijd en Sintel (muziek & gedicht, 2016) presented by Rozalie Hirs (premiere)



This concert is made possible by the support of:

Stichting DioraphteAmsterdams Fonds voor de KunstVan den Berch van Heemstede StichtingStichting Fonds voor de Geld- en Effectenhandel.

Also the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (renovation Fokker organ), the SNS REAAL Fonds (renovation Fokker organ) and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Show our sponsors