Quintets by Vaughan-Williams and Fibich can be heard in Splendor. This is a
A compelling and stimulating program
You don't often see the British composer Vaughan Williams and the Czech composer Fibich on a chamber music programme, but they have certainly left their mark on the chamber music repertoire in their own way. In their quintets, both gentlemen opt for a unique line-up: piano, violin, cello, horn and clarinet. This unusual combination creates a beautiful mixture of timbres.
Both composers wrote in an idiosyncratic, accessible style and were inspired by very diverse things such as folk music, choral music and even painting.
Joris van Rijn - violin
Camiel Boomsma - piano
Marieke Vos - clarinet
Mick Stirling - cello
Jose Sogorb Jover - horn
Members of Splendor
Splendor can only be the independent and free hub that it is, thanks to the members who support us. We pay them back with our specialty: music. Every year, all Splendor musicians play one concert that's free for this crucial group to whom Splendor owes its everyday existence. Combined with many other events, this means that our members have free entrance to about 80 concerts a year for €9,99 p/m (and €4,99 p/m for minima and students!) – and receive a discount for all other concerts. Pretty good deal, right?
The members enable Splendor to remain independent, which is the only way to secure real freedom in programming, experimentation, risk-taking and the promotion of young, upcoming artists. If you can think of another place without a central programming, where last-minute concerts can be planned any moment, where there is no backstage and artists and audience are constantly mingling and hanging out at the bar, where mysterious creative outbursts can be presented that are often labeled 'too risky' elsewhere, and that still guarantees high quality by unleashing the best of The Netherlands' music scene in this creative playground – you get a free membership!
Would you rather just visit this concert without becoming a member? Feel free to buy a ticket, you're more than welcome!