​Zaterdag 11 March 2023, 14:30
The Hague: Paleiskerk

gaia: our holy planet


reserve tickets

Tickets:  € 10 – € 27,50

Daniel Rowland violin
Tim Brackman ​​violin
Floor le Coultre ​violin
Dana Zemtsov viola
Benjamin Roskams ​viola
Maja Bogdanovic cello
Pieter de Koe cello
Nicholas Schwartz double bass
Janne Thomsen flute
Natacha Kudritskaya piano


​Pēteris Vasks

Landscape with Birds
Sonata Estiva
Autumn Music

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symfonie nr. 6 in F-groot, opus 88 – Pastorale
Arrangement for string sextet with double bass

​Connected with nature

​Few composers feel as close to nature as Pēteris Vasks. The seasons and birds are recurring themes in his work. Daniel Rowland plays the Sonata Estiva (Summer Sonata) dedicated to him. Pianist Natacha Kudritskaya conjures up autumnal colours from her piano in Autumn Music, a movement from the magisterial piano cycle in which Vasks depicts the four seasons. Danish flautist Janne Thomsen plays Landscape with Birds, now a classic of the flute repertoire. Beethoven also painted a landscape with birds in his Sixth Symphony, the Pastoral. The festival musicians perform a masterful version for string septet.