Stevie Wonder meets Mozart in the motown project, an operatic concert in a nightclub setting. The American mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran is known internationally for her virtuoso interpretation of a broad repertoire. She came up with the idea for this project on her way back home from touring with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. In this performance, she brings together the worlds of opera and soul music inspired by Motown Records, the legendary American record label. Sugar Pie Honey Bunch by The Four Tops transitions seamlessly into the ‘Non so più cosa son’ aria from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and it turns out that Marvin Gaye’s lyrics are a great fit with the pathos of the work of baroque composer Purcell. Alicia Hall Moran is accompanied on the stage by musicians from the US and the Netherlands, including celebrated jazzman Jason Moran on piano and Fender Rhodes. *The band plays two full shows on one evening, with seperate tickets being sold. After the second concert: Holland Festival Late Night For everyone who doesn’t feel like going home yet there is the Holland Festival Late Night: on three Saturdays during the festival in the Bimhuis Café, after the concert. Artists, audience and other lovers of the night meet here for a good conversation at the bar, to dance, or enjoy one of the many performances. Be surprised by the DJ’s and acts at unexpected sites in the building. Immerse yourself in the night in the café with the best view in the city.