Sun 22 September – Nieuwe Kerk The Hague
Drop after Drop

Kamerorkest van het Noorden
Maxim Shalygin dirigent | Maryana Golovchencko sopraan
Werken van Maxim Shalygin, Valentin Silvestrov & Svyatoslav Lunyov

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​​Classical NOW! organises adventurous festivals and concerts in The Hague featuring classical and new music, also combined with theatre, film and literature.

​Background information and news

​“Godowsky’s pianistische universum heeft op mij een verslavend effect.”
Een interview met Tobias Borsboom

​​De pianist Tobias Borsboom speurt voortdurend naar verborgen schatten in het pianorepertoire. Hij speelt op donderdag 16 november bij ons de Java Suite van Leopold Godowsky, wiens pianistisch universum op hem een verslavend effect heeft. We gingen met Tobias Borsboom in gesprek.

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Around Messiaen in avondconcert Radio 4

​NPO Radio 4 has broadcasted two concerts of our festival Around Messiaen in their programme Avondconcert. In the Paleiskerk the microphones were set up for Alfonso Gómez. The Spanish pianist came over from Freiburg …

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​​Classical NOW! steps in as co-organiser Concert for Peace at Concertgebouw

​Classical NOW! was co-organiser of the Concert for Peace, which took place at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw on 6 March. The peace concert was an intiative of pianist Anna Fedorova, percussionist Konstantyn Napolov - both from Ukraine - and Russian cellist Maya Fridman  …

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Classical NOW! in a nutshell

  • Adventurous programmes
    ​​Musicians can play repertoire outside the mainstream. Often pieces that are close to their hearts, that they perform with extra passion and power. Well-known works sound in a surprising context. Both new and experienced concert-goers will be surprised and challenged.
  • Inspiring musicians and ensembles
    ​Classical NOW! invites musicians who are driven by the inspiration of the moment. Who find the spirit of music by looking between and behind the notes.
  • Musicians and ensembles from The Hague
    ​Musicians, composers and ensembles from The Hague get a stage at Classical NOW! We strengthen the local music community in The Hague.
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  • ​Music with film, theatre and literature
    ​We will enrich the concert experience with film, theatre and literature, if it adds value to the artistic experience.
  • ​A stage for spontaneous initiatives
    ​Classical NOW! presents pop-up concerts: full programmes that we put together at short notice. We can respond to current events and give musicians the chance to perform a programme quickly when their inspiration is fresh.
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    Informal ambience
    ​Classical NOW! gives each venue an informal ambience where concert-goers can meet the musicians in a relaxed and informal setting.
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    Concert visitors as co-owners
    ​Concert-goers, as patrons, can work with Classical NOW ! to set up concerts that they find valuable and that are in line with our artistic goals.    
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