A selection of concerts which members attended in recent years. The Anglo-Netherlands Society frequently arranges ‘something extra’ : an introduction, or talk during the interval.
Janine Jansen concert at Wigmore Hall – not organised by the Society as such, we bought tickets and arranged to meet the violinist.
Musical Soirée, presented together with the Franco-British Society. On an evening in December, at a Member’s Residence.
Diamond Jubilee Concert, presented by the UK/EU Societies at the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London. Instead of the annual Spring Concert. Tickets were available for Members and Guests. On a Thursday evening.
London Philharmonic Orchestra with Janine Jansen at the Royal Festival Hall on a Wednesday evening.
EU – UK Societies New Year Concert, in the Britten Theatre at the Royal College of Music. On a Wednesday evening in January.
London Philharmonic Orchestra with Dutch soprano Christianne Stotijn
Bernard Haitink 80th birthday concert, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Murray Perahia, piano, at the Barbican. This concert was not organised by the Anglo-Netherlands Society, we booked a number of tickets, arranged a specialist introduction, and coordinated members who wished to take a light lunch at a nearby venue.
Karolinka de Bree, piano, and Mathieu van Bellen, violin. These young Dutch musicians met at the Prinses Christina Concours 2001, won, and pursued musical studies in England.
Concert with the Bar Musical Society and the Anglo-Dutch Piano Platform, at the Old Hall, Lincoln’s Inn, followed by buffet supper. The Inns of Court have strong musical traditions stemming from lavish 16th and 17th century musical entertainments played an important part of the life of the Inns. The Bar Musical Society was founded in 1952 to foster these long musical associations and to regularly bring leading musicians to the Inns.
Bas van Bommel, Piano Recital, on the anniversary of the Anglo-Dutch Piano Platform. Bas’ debut in England was at the Brighton International Festival, aged 14, having won the prestigious Prinses Christina Concours in the Netherlands. At Steinway Hall, Marylebone.
Rubens Quartet – a young professional string quartet from the Netherlands gave a special, and highly regarded performance for members of the Anglo-Netherlands Society and Friends of the London Festival Orchestra at The Warehouse Waterloo.
Storioni Trio Amsterdam at Wigmore Hall. After a sold out concert at the Netherlands Embassy, we attended another sterling performance of these young Dutch musicians.
Glyndebourne Touring Opera : annually, in mid -October, at Glyndebourne.