3 Solos in
The Hague’s Paleiskerk 

3 Solos in
The Hague’s

Sun 18 December 2022
Liza Ferschtman violin
Bach’s 6 sonatas en partitas
concert with 2 intervals

Sat 14 January 2023
Lidy Blijdorp cello
Bach, Kodály & Kate Moore

Sat 11 February 2023
Dana Zemtsov viola
Bach versus Paganini

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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

​“As I perform Bach's Chaconne, I feel as though I am given a rare glimpse over the edge.”

​Violinist Liza Ferschtman will engage in a solo dialogue with Johann Sebastian Bach's music for the third time, performing his ‘6 Sonatas & Partitas’ for solo violin, also known as the ‘Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato’, in Utrecht, The Hague, and London. Wenneke Savenije interviewed her to learn more about her views on Bach’s masterpieces."

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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. Known works sound in a surprising context. Both new and seasoned concert-goers are surprised and challenged.
  • Inspiring musicians and ensembles
    Classical NOW! invites musicians who let themselves be driven by the inspiration of the moment. Who find the spirit of the music by also 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 Hague’s local music scene. 
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  • ​Music with film, theatre and literature
    ​We enrich the concert experience with film, theatre and literature, if it adds artistic value.
  • ​A stage for spontaneous initiatives
    ​Classical NOW! presents pop-up concerts: full-scale programmes, which we set up at short notice. We can respond to current events and give musicians the chance to play a programme quickly, when their inspiration is fresh.
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    Informal ambience
    Classical NOW! gives each concert venue an informal ambiance, where concertgoers can meet the musicians in a relaxed and casual setting.
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    Concert visitors as co-owners
    Concertgoers, as patrons, can work with Classical NOW ! to set up concerts that they find valuable and that match our artistic goals.              
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