In October there will be NO Theater Bouwkunde concert due to the busy schedule (rehearsals & concerts) for the Bernstein Celebration Tour in September and October. The Bouwkunde concerts of the Millennium Jazz Orchestra will start on November 7, 2018.
In a Mellow Tone – comp. Duke Ellington/lyrics Milt Gabler, arr. Joan Reinders. Herman Nijkamp, vocal. Millennium Jazz Orchestra recorded live at Theater Bouwkunde Deventer on May 2, 2018. Sound engineer: Chris Weeda with participation of Rob van der Meijs, Da Capo. Video: Louis Gerrits & Mariske […]
The season’s eighth concert in Theater Bouwkunde Deventer was the premiere of the eight-piece suite Octopus. Each part is based on one of the octopus’ eight characteristics: 1. Evolution; 2 Stature; 3. Moving Forward; 4. Environment; 5. Food; 6. Procreation; 7. Enemies; 8. Camouflage. In the second set, […]
Camouflage is the eighth and final part of the composition about the octopus. An octopus has different techniques to camouflage itself, such as spraying with ink or changing color so that the colour of the environment is adopted. Composer and orchestra leader Joan Reinders has also given his imagination […]
The sixth part of the suite is called Procreation and is about the love life and thus the reproduction of the octopus. Not that its love life is abundant: octopuses live alone, a male and female only search for each other to reproduce themselves. A female octopus hides its eggs in its burrow in the […]
“Mensch, durf te leven” (“Man, dare to live”) is a composition by Dirk Witte, in 1917. This Dutch song encourages people to enjoy life more and not to ask so many questions. Thematically, the text is opposed to the still so influential social control in 1917, and to the acceptance of authoritarian morality. In 2015, […]
On Wednesday January 10 is our New Year’s concert in theater Bouwkunde and the famous Conrad Herwig (USA) will be our guest. New York-based jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig is considered one of the world’s complete jazz musicians, atop both the performing and jazz educational fields with an abundance of […]