Second Atlas Residency launched

From Friday, May 24 through Sunday, June 2, the Atlas Ensemble will be guests at Oranjewoud Festival for a second residency with an entirely new formation: sixteen wind players and two percussionists from all over the world. It is part of a multi-year project initiated by Oranjewoud Festival and developed together with composer Joël Bons.

In 2019, Bons won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, for his composition Nomaden. The Atlas Project is a follow-up to this and aims at the step-by-step development of a transcultural Atlas Orchestra, consisting of 40 musicians. An unheard sound world is being unlocked. On June 21, 2025, the orchestra will debut in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw during the NTR ZaterdagMatinee in collaboration with the Holland Festival.

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Oranjewoud Festival is a low-threshold, multifaceted and stimulating music festival in the fairytale parkland of Oranjewoud near Heerenveen (Friesland) | May 30 to June 2, 2024

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