On 11th May a charity dinner, Playing the Cathedral, lays the foundation for a new music temple. After five years of restoration, the world-famous city organ of the Oude Kerk is ready to be played. This event marks the historic launch of the venue as a music temple.
During the benefit gala Philip Glass will play one of his compositions on the Vater-Müller organ and Nicolas Jaar the new composition he created as the first artist-in-residence at the Oude Kerk. Robert Kranenborg will compose the menu that will be served to accompany the music. Naturally such classics as Bach and Sweelinck will be played as well.
Beginning in 2019, composers and young musicians from the Netherlands and abroad will be invited to take part in a residency at the Oude Kerk. Using the world-renowned acoustics of the church, they will create a new site-specific composition. The new compositions created will become part of the heritage of the Oude Kerk and can be reprised in concert form for eternity. The original sheet music will be included in the Oude Kerk’s collection. By purchasing a table, you will contribute to the launch of this future of music in the Oude Kerk and become part of a legendary history.
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