September 26, 2021 - 20.00 h. | Small Hall | Fokker organ revisited!

Jacob Lekkerkerker returns after four years to the Kleine Zaal of Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ to perform on the Fokker organ. This time he takes viola player Oene van Geel with him. The highlight of the concert is the premiere of Lekkerkerker's composition with five hundred years of sound history of organs and bells in Amsterdam. The program also includes music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Hans Eugen Frischknecht from the repertoire of the Fokker organ and an improvisation by Lekkerkerker and Van Geel on Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings. More here.
October 23, 2021 - 11.00 h. | Small Hall | Sweelinck, Bach and Beyond

Organist Laurens de Man (1993) takes the listener on a 45-minute journey. From Sweelinck to Bach via the teacher-pupil line and further back in time to Vicentino, the founder of the 31-tone system. De Man then makes a trip to a number of 20th century Dutch composers who have exploited the specific possibilities of the organ. Finally, we follow the route from Sweelinck to Bach back in reverse order.
Tickets can be ordered online (or by phone). This concert is part of the Sweelinck Festival in Amsterdam, which will take place in honor of the great Dutch composer Sweelinck. Read more.

Call for scores!
The Huygens-Fokker Foundation is seeking new works for Fokker organ (31-tone organ), composed for performer or for laptop, controlling the instrument through MIDI. A combination of the Fokker organ and the Carrillo-piano is also possible (check the corresponding tones here). Submitted compositions will be evaluated on playability and quality before considering a possible performance during our next Fokker organ concert series.

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