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Classical stage

 

A stone’s throw away from the city’s historic concert halls, opera houses and art galleries, the tree-lined boulevard of The Hague’s Lange Voorhout makes the perfect backdrop for the Embassy Festival international classical programme. In this inspiring festival setting, audiences have the opportunity to savour some of Europe and the world’s most exciting contemporary performers in engaging concerts celebrating the vitality and diversity of European musical culture. Delight in a delectable array of musical styles, languages, colours, flavours and textures from all over the world. Music for the ears, eyes, heart, soul and mind.

 

PAULA PEREZ ROMERO & ALMA BARROCA (ESP, ITA, NLD)

12:15 – 13:00

Rising stars Paula Pérez Romero and Baroque ensemble Alma Barroca present a selection of sparkling Baroque musical gems. With an instrumentation of two violins, theorbo and cello, the programme features works by Italian and Spanish Baroque masters including Vivaldi and Corelli.

Paula
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ÉVA SZALAI (HUN)

13:15 – 14:05

Winner of the Grand Prize at the Hungarian National Piano Competition and the International Alain Marinaro Piano Competition, young Hungarian pianist Éva Szalai has wowed international audiences and the press alike with “her exquisite musicality, noble performance and genuine devotedness to music”. Éva performs a powerful solo recital of works from her homeland by Bartók, Kurtág and Liszt.

 

SUSANNE HERRE (DEU)

14:15 – 14:55

German Viola da Gamba virtuoso Susanne Herre gives a particularly internationally themed recital of music for her instrument by legendary 17th century French composer and Viola da Gamba player, Marin Marais. Susanne’s programme includes Marais’ L’Americaine, La Georgienne, and La Polonoise, as well as other works including his mesmerising Les voix humaines.

Susanne Herre

ALDONA BARTNIK (POL, NLD)

15:00 – 15:55

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Award-winning Polish soprano Aldona Bartnik presents a colourful, hand-selected programme of Polish art-songs including works by Chopin, Szymanowski, Paderewski and Lutoslawski. Aldona’s programme entitled Melancholia looks especially at the influence of Polish folk music on the development of Polish art-music and identity. She will be accompanied by Maurice Lammerts van Bueren on piano.

 

ANNA STEGMAN (DEU, NLD)

16:15 – 16:40

Anna Stegmann performs music from Van Eyck’s Dutch Golden Age musical masterpiece “Der Fluyten Lust­hof”. Originally designed to dazzle and enchant visitors in his courtyard on a summer evening, Van Eyck’s sensual collection is one of the largest and richest from the 17th century for a solo instrument.

Anna Stegmann Photo: Marco Borggreve
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ELODIE FONNARD (FRA)

17:00 – 17:55

Young French star soprano Elodie Fonnard has been praised by the international press for her “glorious singing” (The Scotsman), her expressive, poignant, clear voice and admirable stylistic facility (New York Times). First revealed to the world by William Christie’s Jardin des Voix, Elodie Fonnard comes to the Embassy Festival fresh from her recent triumphs on the stages of the Opéra Comique in Paris, the Royal Opera of Versailles, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, New York’s Lincoln Center and the Bolshoi in Moscow.

 

MARIA MARIN (ESP)

18:15 – 19:00

Spanish, flamenco singer and guitarist Maria Marin performs an intoxicating programme of sensual and passionate works by Isaac Albéniz, Feliu Gasull, Miguel Llobet and Manuel de Falla. For Maria herself, performing flamenco is an intense and deeply personal experience.

Maria Marin

LEVI SILVANIE (CUR)

19:30 – 19:50

The ‘singer songwriter of sunshine soul’ Levi Silvanie (CUR) will lead the audience to the kick off of the Haagse UIT nach, which starts right after the Embassy Festival at 20:00. Levi Juda Nathaniël Silvanie is a Curaçaoan singer-songwriter. He displays unique mixtures of various cultural backgrounds with popular music packed with positivism and good vibes. They call him; “the singer-songwriter of sunshine-soul.”

Other stages

CONTEMPORARY STAGE

 

The musical experience of this stage offers a rich palette of currents from the most diverse countries. Elements of jazz, singer-songwriter, indie pop, desert blues, soul, funk and afrobeat intertwine in an innovative and, at times unexpected, programme.

KIDS

COMPOUND

The Kids Compound is especially created for our youngest visitors they can come and enjoy themselves with games, tinkering, colouring and much more!

 

CREATIVE

ARENA

In the Creative Arena almost anything goes, from dances to all kinds of traditional music.

INTERNATIONAL MARKET

 

The many participating Hague-based embassies and organisations form the basis of this surprising and unique event, so it’s little surprise that visitors will be treated to a fully-fledged international market where the most unique aspects of various parts of the world will be represented through characteristic features, activities and products.