January 19, 2020 | Laurens de Man, Fokker organ
Concert Fokker organ | 2020-01-19 - 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Under the title 'Conzonanze Stravaganti', the young and talented organist Laurens de Man will give a special organ concert. For his first acquaintance as organist with the 31-tone organ, he selected works from different style periods, with composers on the program who, as he described it, 'looked up the sharp edges of the meantone tuning'. A great challenge for a musician who is already very experienced at a young age. For example, Laurens de Man (Den Bosch, 1993) is active as an organist, pianist and harpsichordist. He studied piano and organ at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with David Kuyken, Jacques van Oortmerssen, Pieter van Dijk and Matthias Havinga and also took additional lessons in harpsichord with Johan Hofmann. In 2016 he graduated cum laude for his master's exam organ and a year later he obtained an excellent master's degree in piano. In 2017 he continued his studies at the Berlin Universität der Künste with Leo van Doeselaar. He won several important music prizes, including the first prize, the audience prize and the Jan Welmers prize during the International Martini Organ Competition in Groningen in 2017 and the Sweelinck-Muller prize in 2018. The oeuvre of J.S. Bach plays an essential role in his activities. He performed at the Bach Festival in Dordrecht and played Bach in 'De Wereld Draait Door' television show. He was also seen at Podium Witteman on the NTR television. Since January 2012, Laurens de Man has been the principal organist of the Janskerk in Utrecht and since 2014 trainee-organist of the Oudekerk church in Amsterdam. Nevertheless, he finds time to perform as a soloist and perform chamber music, like during this morning concert. The program includes the earliest keyboard music from the Robertsbridge Codex, a special arrangement of a medieval estampie by Hans Koolmees, compositions by (the 'Italian' composer from the 'Low Lands') Giovanni de Macque who was influenced by Carlo Gesualdo, work by the famous composers Michelangelo Rossi and Girolamo Frescobaldi and compositions by the Dutch composer Tera de Marez Oyens, played in the meantone tuning. During the performance of the pieces of the last two composers, Laurens de Man is accompanied by cello player Irene Kok. Also important in the program are two compositions from the repertoire of the 31-tone organ, written by the known Dutch composer Hans Kox, who unfortunately died in February 2019. With this tribute, among other things, Laurens de Man takes the audience on a musical adventure and shows the extraordinary possibilities of the Fokker organ in a program that ranges from the oldest organ music to music of the 20th century.
Order tickets at the box office of the Muziekgebouw.
Sunday 19 January 2020, 11.00 hours | Small Hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Prices: € 13,50 Normal | € 11,00 Stadspas | € 11,00 CJP
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Laurens de Man, Fokker organ
Irene Kok, cello
Anoniem - Estampie (from Robertsbridge Codex, 14th century)
Hans Koolmees (1959) - Estampie (14th century, arr. 1999)
Hans Kox (1930-2019) - Larghetto (1957)
Giovanni de Macque (ca. 1550-1614) - Consonanze stravaganti (ca. 1586)
Henk Badings (1907-1987) - from 'Suite van kleine stukken' (1954)
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) - Canzona prima, basso solo
& Canzona terza, basso solo (from Canzoni da sonare, 1634)
Hans Kox (1930) - 3 epigrammen voor 31-toonsorgel (1967)
Michelangelo Rossi (1601-1656) - Toccata settima (ca. 1634)
Tera de Marez Oyens (1932 – 1996) - Weest niet verbaasd als u de wereld haat
(Liedboek voor de Kerken 108a, improvisation)
Tera de Marez Oyens - Cellogism (1980, originally for cello and piano)
This concert is made possible by the support of: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Zabawas 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