Sunday -
Grachten Festival

Muze van Zuid: Radio Antiqua

For many centuries the city of Amsterdam has been attracting composers and musicians from all over the world. Corelli, Locatelli, and Händel set the trend, made a career and became famous. Our capital city also has a rich history of releasing new compositions. Besides the international fame, Amsterdam also bears her own masters - composers like Hacquart, Petersen, Sweelinck, and Valerius. Hacquart has enriched us with wonderful pieces such as string sonatas Harmonia Parnassiana, and the songs and poems from the Nederlandtsche Gedenck-Clanck by Adriaen Valerius told us a lot about the Dutch War of Independence.

Old music performed by a young and international baroque ensemble. Radio Antiqua recently won the jury and audience award at the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik 2013/2014, which is a prestigious contest for promising baroque musicians.

The concert by Radio Antiqua is a preview of "Muze van Zuid", a new festival that will have its premiere  on the weekend of 19 - 21 June 2015 in Amsterdam Zuid. Numerous famous musicians have been invited to perform works by composers who had streets named after them, like Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Chopin, as well as their Dutch counterparts such as Hacquart, Willaert, Schuyt and Van Bree. Extraordinary venues will be the stage for a kind of music we seldom hear.

This preview concert will take place in the wonderful auditorium of the Amsterdams Lyceam, located at the Valeriusplein, a listed building that has been constructed in the architectural style of the Amsterdamse School.


Programme: Hacquart, Händel


Duration: 1 hour


Het Amsterdams Lyceum: Valeriusplein 15