The beautiful soprano Laetitia Gerards had only just won the Princess Christina Concours and there she was, singing at our first edition of the Classical Music Rave. Tears, goose bumps and romance. O mio bambino caro!!
Marc Daniel van Biemen plays Bach
Violinist Marc Daniel van Biemen is one of our favorite violinists in the world. Whilst being first violinist at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, he tries to be at every rave and he is doing very well at that, always bringing musical friends. He can also be found at most of the Amsterdam Dance Events. Yep... classical music is everywhere!
KCO timpanist Marinus Komst opens first Classical Music Rave
No Dutchman is more flamboyant and gentlemanly than Marinus Komst, timpanist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. When he said he was happy to join for the world premiere of the Classical Music Rave, we jumped up in disbelief and happyslapped the table we were sitting at. May he be open every single rave in the entire world! And yes, that is a beer standing next to him. It's a rave.
Photo by Gert Gering
Percussive Piano by Laurens de Boer
It was quite a hassle wheeling in a grand piano into an old factory, but goodness gracious it was worth it! Pianist Laurens de Boer surprised the entire chill-out area with his contemporary classical and very danceable percussive piano music. To find out more, check out his blog.
Alma Quartet causes classical mutiny on ship
When we asked the very recently formed Alma Quartet what they would play, we knew it wouldn't be boring. But in all honesty, we were a bit worried that four professional orchestral musicians in a string quartet might have an image that could be -let's say- a bit dull. We laughed away our doubts when we received this picture in our inboxes!
Their performance at the Classical Music Rave on the Veronica ship will never be forgotten. Go an like their FB page!