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“If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven, he might better stick to the horse, and some day the horse may carry him into heaven.”


Charles Ives

pop-up concert

Saturday 28 August 2021, 15:00

The Hague: Paleiskerk


Ralph van Raat piano

Anastasia Kozlova violin

Konstantyn Napolov percussion



Jan-Peter de Graaff
The Bells of St. Clement’s

Charles Ives
Sonata no. 4 for violin and piano, Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting

Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and fugue no. 14

Arvo Pärt

Lou Harrison
Varied Trio


Reflections was made possible by a contribution from the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

Time stops

A programme about time and timelessness for violin, piano and percussion. In heaven where time rushes to a halt, bells are ringing. They resound in The Bells of Saint-Clement’s by Jan-Peter de Graaff, one of the most successful young composers in the Netherlands. In Fratres by Arvo Pärt, time stops in the hypnotic repetitions in this music. A masterpiece is Varied Trio by Lou Harrison, who crosses times and cultures from Indonesian gamelan to the art of the French rococo painter Fragonard. In his Fourth Violin Sonata, Charles Ives recalls childhood memories, of the church service where sounds from outside intrude and the loudest singers start off on wrong notes.

Three inspired musicians meet each other. The pianist Ralph van Raat and the percussionist Konstantyn Napolov are in the vanguard of the Dutch new music scene. Many pieces have been composed for both of them. Napolov’s mission is to expand the percussion repertoire and open up new sound worlds. The violinist Anastasia Kozlova wants to share the beauty of classical and new music with a large audience and the new generations. She likes to seek connections between music and other disciplines, such as sport, literature, art and history.

Order tickets : € 10,00 – € 27,50

The Hague: Paleiskerk

Konstantyn Napolov and Eke Simons perform Oranges and Lemons from  The Bells of St. Clement’s by Jan-Peter de Graaff.

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