May 26, 2019 | Andriessen Festival | Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ & harpsichord

Concert Fokker organ | 2019-05-26, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

The Divine Routine

In the oeuvre of Louis Andriessen (1939) the organ does not take a prominent place: only one organ work is to his name. He composed De goddelijke routine (The Divine Routine) - a typical Andriessen title - for the 125th birthday of his father, composer Hendrik Andriessen, in 2017. Ere Lievonen plays a special program on organ and harpsichord with works by both father and son Andriessen, supplemented with music by Andriessens former students Martijn Padding and Calliope Tsoupaki.

Ere Lievonen has been the regular player of the microtonal Fokker organ in the Small Hall (Kleine Zaal) of the Muziekgebouw since 2009, an exceptional instrument from 1950 on which the octave is subdivided into no fewer than 31 tones. Thanks to Lievonen Andriessen's The Divine Routine now sounds for the first time on the Fokker organ. According to Andriessen, the harpsichord work Overture to Orpheus (1982) has "the border area between canon and unison techniques" as its subject. The monomaniacally spiraling sounds form the foreplay into an imaginary opera about Orfeus. Martijn Padding's Cow Music (originally for harmonium), also performed on the Fokker organ in 2018, is an ode to the beautiful animal the cow and the Dutch green landscape that is slowly disappearing. In the parts 'Padding's country dance no.1 & 2' he also refers to dance. This concert is part of the Andriessen Festival.

Tickets can be ordered at the box office of the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.   >>>

Sunday 26 May 2019, 11.00 hours | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Prices: € 13,50 Normal | € 11,00 Stadspas | € 11,00 CJP |


Ere Lievonen, Fokker organ & harpsichord




Hendrik Andriessen – Thema met variaties

Louis Andriessen – Mach's mit mir, Gott

Louis Andriessen – Overture to Orpheus
Calliope Tsoupaki – Common Passion

Martijn Padding – Cow Music
- Padding’s country dance no. 1
- Vox humana
- Padding’s country dance no. 2

Louis Andriessen – De goddelijke routine




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