Prins Claus Concert
Every year, students from the Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen come together as the Hanze Symphony Orchestra and perform classical music on the highest level.
This year, they worked together with the Hochschule für Künste Bremen to get even more musical power and they performed three times, in Bremen, Assen and Groningen. I went to the concert in Groningen in the big hall of Oosterpoort. It was almost completely booked out and the big number of listeners clearly made the musicians give their best for this last concert of their international collaboration.
The concert started with a song by Toru Takemitsu, which was extremely vivid and variable with 5 soloists on the drums. They continued with a piece by Dukas, who was inspired by ‘Der Zauberlehrling’, a famous German poem, for his music. To my surprise I could really find back some themes out from the poem in the music. Then, after a break, the concert ended with an almost 40 minutes long piece by Béla Bartók.
I don’t know much about classical music as you maybe can tell by my description of the songs. But the passion and talent the young musicians put into their instruments are surely exciting and make this concert an evening to remember!
The concert takes place yearly and as it is for free for Hanze students, check it out next March!