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Tickets for the Oranjewoud Festival are easy to order here. Simply browse through the website, drop the concerts you want to attend into your shopping cart and then pay for them. Creating an account would be advisable but it’s not required. A few moments after you’ve paid with iDeal, MasterCard or Visa, your tickets will appear in your inbox. You can then print them out or have us scan them at the festival using the barcode on your smartphone.

Early booking discount

Eight highlights of the festival listed below went on sale on 3 October. They are available now at an early booking discount of 20% (the exception being youth tickets). Friends of the Oranjewoud Festival will receive an additional 5% discount. The deadline for receiving these discounts is midnight 31 December 2017. The rest of the programme events will be announced in mid-January. 

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Friday, June 1st

Noa & NNO (Opening concert)

vr 1 juni - 20:00

A spectacular opening with the Noord Nederlands Orkest and Noa Wildschut

The Oranjewoud Festival will open with a bang. The complete Noord Nederlands Orkest orchestra with conductor Benjamin Levy will perform on the brand-new stage built over the Prinsenwijk, the body of water behind the Oranjewoud Estate. The programme opens with a spectacular world première of a site-specific work by American composer Vanessa Lann. Next, 17-year-old Noa Wildschut will perform as the soloist in Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, one of the most moving solo concertos written in the 20th century. The orchestra and conductor will then conclude the concert with a fantastic flourish. The festival has now begun!

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Saturday, June 2nd

Nigel Kennedy: Bach meets My World

za 2 juni - 20:00

From incorrigible instigator to inimitable musician

Incorrigible instigator, classic rock star, entertainer or ambassador. Whatever you think of Nigel Kennedy’s playing style, it’s anything but boring and always highly original. In this sense, Kennedy’s interpretations of Bach and Vivaldi are more authentic than many historically accurate performances. His renditions are always alive and kicking.

After years of absence, this iconic violinist will be back on Dutch soil at the invitation of the Oranjewoud Festival. In his new Bach programme, he transforms Bach’s two-part Inventions and Sonatas into his own unique transcriptions. Also on the programme are five Dedications in which he pays homage to great musical personalities who have meant a lot to him.

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Sunday, June 3rd

Tinteltijd

zo 3 juni - 15:00

Narrative music and impressive poetry are bridging the generations, featuring Joke van Leeuwen, Noa Wildschut and others.

Noa Wildschut is not only an exceptional violinist but also a writer of wonderful poetry. Her love of language has made her a great admirer of award-winning author Joke van Leeuwen. It now appears that this is a mutual admiration has led to a collaboration especially developed for the Oranjewoud Festival. Noa is joined by other prominent young musicians in playing some of her favourite pieces. In her typically original and humorous style, Joke frames the music with words to draw in the audience. The result is a gem of a performance sure to be enjoyed by young and old alike.

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Goldberg City Variations

zo 3 juni - 17:00

Francesco Tristano's imaginative exploration of Xenakis’ visual dreams and Bach’s stunning music

Francesco Tristano: not your average pianist. One moment he’s performing on one of the world’s most impressive stages for classical music; the next, he’s a DJ spinning records at a big techno concert.

Bach’s Goldberg Variations inspired him to launch a brand-new project in which the various forms and structures of this masterpiece are reflected during its performance by graphic 2D and 3D images. Edging back and forth between music and technology, this pianist takes his audience on a voyage of discovery. His Goldberg City Variations create a unique and entrancing concert that draws the audience into an entirely new world.

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Friday, June 8th

Sampling Baroque: Exposing Bach

vr 8 juni - 22:00

A unique, spiritual sound experience provided by Musica Sequenza that combines the old with the new.

Ever since he can remember, composer and bassoonist Burak Özdemir has been fascinated by sound. He records, mixes and distorts it to keep creating new timbres. Exposing Bach combines the expertise possessed by his large ensemble when it comes to giving historically faithful performances on original instruments along with the practically unlimited possibilities of electronics. Daring digital sounds clash or merge with Bach’s love songs so that every aria floats in its own world of sound. Timeless emotions such as love, pain and joy - the same as in the time of Bach - are heard and felt anew.

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Saturday, June 9th

Noa & Friends

za 9 juni - 17:00

Listen to how old and new musical friendships converge in this unique performance.

Despite her tender age, Noa Wildschut has already established many musical friendships. For this very special performance, she invited Dutch cellist Quirine Viersen with whom she performed at the festival previously. She became acquainted with Vladimir Babeshko at her mentor Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Stiftung where this world-famous violin virtuoso supports the most talented young musicians. And finally, her wish to work with the renowned Italian pianist Enrico Pace will come true when he performs for the third time at the Oranjewoud Festival. Included in the programme is the Piano Quartet No. 1 by Gabriel Fauré.

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BACH Inc.

za 9 juni - 20:00

Jean-Guihen Queyras' take on pure Bach

Due to his enormous versatility and musical integrity, cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras has enjoyed an impressive reputation for years. He performs all over the world as a soloist with the most famous orchestras and foremost conductors. His fascination for the repertoire written for the cello as a solo instrument, however, inspired him to assemble a programme especially for the Oranjewoud Festival in which Bach’s cello suites form the epicentre. The festival’s BACH, Inc. programme line, which swerves throughout the festival from idiosyncratic transcriptions and graphic projections to electronic interpretations and unconventional instrumentations, ends here with Bach in his purest form.

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Night of the Park

za 9 juni - 22:30

Enter a world of dreams and reality, light and darkness, silence and music.

During the Night of the Park, you’ll enter an enchanting world where light is supplanted by darkness, dreams merge with reality, and silence makes way for amazing sounds. Mini-concerts will be performed throughout the enchantingly illuminated Overtuin. As midnight approaches, everyone will gather for the Midnight Concert with a performance of Unremembered composed by Sarah Kirkland Snider. A meditation on memory, innocence, and the haunted grandeur of the natural world, listening to this piece is like looking at the world through the eyes of a child in preparation for the sometimes terrifying events to be faced as an adult.

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Sunday, June 10th

Tinteltijd (bis)

zo 10 juni - 12:00

Narrative music and impressive poetry are bridging the generations, featuring Joke van Leeuwen, Noa Wildschut and others.

Noa Wildschut is not only an exceptional violinist but also a writer of wonderful poetry. Her love of language has made her a great admirer of award-winning author Joke van Leeuwen. It now appears that this is a mutual admiration has led to a collaboration especially developed for the Oranjewoud Festival. Noa is joined by other prominent young musicians in playing some of her favourite pieces. In her typically original and humorous style, Joke frames the music with words to draw in the audience. The result is a gem of a performance sure to be enjoyed by young and old alike.

› More info about Tinteltijd (bis)