9712 JG Groningen
Lunchtime concert Martinikerk
Away from the crowds of the Saturday market. Have a sandwich in the imposing nave of the church, and enjoy the virtuoso performance of the master-organist Liuwe Tamminga on the Schnitger organ.
A lunchtime concert: sounds as if it’s just a way to pass the time. And in a way it is as well, but please remember: the organist performing here, while we are stretching our legs, is one of the greatest. Liuwe Tamminga is from Friesland, but he lives in Italy, where he has worked for over 35 years as the regular organist of the historical organs in the San Petronio Basilica of Bologna. He is a specialist in the field of Italian baroque organ music, and a brilliant interpreter of music by composers such as Palestrina, Cavazzoni, Frescobaldi and Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli.
It is not so simple to to reproduce the Italian baroque organ sound – cantabile, bright and graceful – on a North European instrument, but Tamminga does come very close on the powerful and radiant Schnitger organ in the Martinikerk.
This is a lunchtime concert, so do bring your sandwiches. Tea and coffee will be available.
20 October 2018, 13.00 – 14.00
Martinikerk, Martinikerkhof 3, Groningen