9711 KC Groningen
Holland Baroque and Eric Vloeimans
Holland Baroque and jazz trumpeter Eric Vloeimans perform works from their album Carrousel, which was acclaimed with an Edison Classic audience award in 2017. Tineke Steenbrink will perform on both the chamber organ and the new Edskes-Schnitger organ.
Music makes you dream, makes you dance, sing and feel. Music makes you feel alive. And music itself is also alive! This last aspect is the foundation of Holland Baroque’s musical ambitions, as the early music ensemble that plays new music. In their philosophy, early music can’t possibly be “old”, because to their minds “only by actually playing a piece of music can you say it’s been finished”. Bringing the baroque right into the here and nowis their aim, performing music in such a way that both the musician and the listener feel, “this is all about now, this resonates with me and my life”.
The Holland Baroque musicians will perform works from their album Carrousel, which they recorded with Eric Vloeimans, one of Europe’s best trumpeters. The location for the concert is the Lutheran Church, where the reconstructed Schnitger organ was inaugurated during last year’s Schnitger Festival. During the concert we will enjoy hearing a unique ensemble that brings Bach’s old notes to life in a sparkling combination with new sounds, improvisations and arrangements. An integration of baroque and modern with which Vloeimans’ characteristically warm, velvety jazz timbre blends so well.
Of course we will also have the opportunity to hear the new Edskes-Schnitger organ, rightly the Lutheran Church’s pride and joy, in a stunning improvisation for baroque organ and trumpet by Tineke Steenbrink and Eric Vloeimans.
Lutheran Church, Haddingestraat 23, Groningen
Saturday 20 October, 20.00