Win tickets to Netherlands Chamber Orchestra playing Piazzolla

Win tickets to Netherlands Chamber Orchestra playing Piazzolla

IamExpat is offering several pairs of tickets to the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra playing Piazzolla, featuring award-winning soloist Vincent Van Amsterdam.

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On May 2 at Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, the magnificent concert hall on Amsterdam's waterfront, and on May 10 at the Philharmonie in Haarlem, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra performs musical masterpieces by Piazzolla and Jeths, featuring the award-winning soloist, Vincent Van Amsterdam on accordion.

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Enter to win classical concert tickets in Amsterdam or Haarlem. Find out more about this performance on the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra website.

Amsterdam concert

  • Where: Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam
  • When: Thursday, May 2 at 8.15pm
  • Number of pairs of tickets available: 5

Haarlem concert

  • Where: Philharmonie Haarlem, Lange Begijnestraat 11, 2011 HH Haarlem
  • When: Friday, May 10 at 8.15pm
  • Number of pairs of tickets available: 5

Vincent Van Amsterdam accordion

Award-winning accordion soloist Vincent Van Amsterdam plays Piazzolla

The accordion is rarely seen on the concert stage. Anyone who hears the instrument in the hands of Vincent van Amsterdam – winner of the Dutch Classical Talent Award 2016 – will wonder why. He proves that it is an extremely versatile instrument, capable of producing a rich variety of tones and emotions. It was the Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla who took the accordion’s "little brother" – the bandoneon – out of the street cafés and into the world’s concert halls.

Both the Piazzolla concerto and that by Willem Jeths were originally written for bandoneon. However, the music gains in strength and emotion when played on the accordion. Jeths’ compositions are marked by exuberance. Although much of this concerto is calm and pensive in character, there are some extremely forceful bravura passages.

Closing Date: 24 Apr 2019