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Combine: Best of Young Composers Meeting + Liebesleid

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18.45-20.00 Best of Young Composers Meeting (Museum Speelklok)

21.00-22.00 Liebesleid (Sportschool Newstyle Oudegracht)

Best of Young Composers Meeting
The 15 musicians of orkest de ereprijs always succeed in meeting the wide variety and often specific wishes of present-day composers, which is why they are beloved performers of new music. Whether it is rocking electronics, modern classical or just plain hard core; with their timbre and specific combination of instruments they always know how to surprise the audience. During their yearly Young Composers Meeting composers from all over the world are invited to send in works with a maximum duration of 4 minutes.

The orchestra, always playing passionately and with an unconventional setting of wind instruments, strings, and electronical instruments, offers a selection of the best, toughest, and sweetest works from the last Young Composers Meeting. This includes Boogie Nights, specially written for de ereprijs by Joe Cutler, who is a member of the jury for the Gaudeamus Award 2017.

Liebesleid
Music and sport come together in this music theatre production which explores the extent to which we can create our own happiness. Can human beings achieve happiness through sport? Can you banish the pangs of love by working out? Our search for the sublime feeling of happiness begins at the fitness centre. To the rhythm of the rattling gym equipment a trombone orchestra works its fingers to the bone, cheered on by two lyric sopranos delivering a Kantian pep talk. And all of this simultaneously: in order to become as happy as possible.

Liebesleid is a fitness centre opera for sportsmen, singers, gym equipment, and an utterly miserable actress.

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