Comfort Zone

Laetitia Gerards & Thomas Beijer

Let me tell you a story!

11:00 - 12:00 Salon Podium
11:00 - 12:00 Salon Podium

Laetitia Gerards and Thomas Beijer are not cut out for sitting up and giving paws. Laetitia likes a bit of theater and adventure, as evidenced by her participation in the TV program Who is the Mole? Thomas may carefully emulate homo universalis Leonardo da Vinci: he is included in the Gallery of Master Pianists at the Concertgebouw, composes music that sticks between your ears, writes books, draws comics and makes extremely funny animated films. In 2021, he won the Dutch Music Prize. 

During Let me tell you a story! the two flamboyant musicians join forces. The program gradually builds up from more traditional composers to modern works by contemporary composers. The text is given an increasingly important role. All the songs form small rounded stories. In this, Bartok's piano composition In the open air fits perfectly, in which five short stories are also told. 



Maurice Ravel - Tripatos M.A. 13, Manteau de Fleurs 

Samuel Barber - Solitary Hotel, A Slumber Song 

Benjamin Britten - Calypso 

George Crumb - The Night in Silence under Many a Star, Dance of the moon in Santiago 

Béla Bartók - Out of Doors (piano solo) 

Stephen Sondheim - The girls of summer 

Jake Heggie - The Haughty Snail King, The moon's the North Wind's Cooky, Animal passion 

William Bolcom - Oh close the curtain, Amor 

Food Drinking

From a cup of coffee to a hot dish. What could be cozier than having some food and drinks after the concert with other festival visitors, friends or the musicians themselves?

Food and drink

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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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