The opening of this week’s Festival was a significant event for two reasons. Firstly, it marked the return, albeit in a slightly reduced form because of Covid-19, to some sort of normality and secondly, and perhaps more importantly, it marked the end of an era. . .


Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam is set to open its doors in 100 days – on 6th November 2021 – making the entire internationally renowned art collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen accessible to the public. Museums around the world usually display just 6 to 10 percent of their collections; the rest lies in storage.

Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century celebrates 40 years

Last year the anniversary year commenced with the premiere of May, composed by the recently deceased and much missed friend Louis Andriessen, who dedicated it to ‘founding father’ Frans Brüggen. This year, after all Corona restrictions, the 40th anniversary will continue with a series of concerts . . .

New Artistic Director at Foam Amsterdam

American Jane’a Johnson will be the new Artistic Director at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.  Johnson will join the management of Foam with Nynke de Haan (Managing Director) on 1st October 2021.

New European Ensemble – Autumn 2021

From 1st August the film Ships Vanishing in the Horizon, in honor of the 140th anniversary of Panorama Mesdag will be shown and on 25th September there will be a program featuring Swiss composer Jürg Frey. Starting on 27th October, the live premiere of 1984, based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, will tour

CIRCUS CHARMS with SeaSession at De Parade

There was a lot of great music from the excellent eight-piece, SeaSession. Valery Voronov and Pauline Post had put together an evocative cocktail of splendid 1920s Russian tunes which created a perfect mood and ambiance . . .