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Theo Loevendie 90! NBE

17
Sep
2020

Thursday, September 17th, Amsterdam, Paradiso,  Nederlands Blazers Ensemble play the first concertperformance of Overture from the opera Johnny & Jones by Theo Loevendie

Theo Loevendie 90! BIMHUIS, Swinging Strings

19
Sep
2020

On the 19th of september 2020 Theo wil be performing two concerts in BIMHUIS, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in honor of is 90th birthday. This evening is called "Theo Loevendie and the swinging strings". Performers of that evening are Maarten van der Grinten guitar, Tijs Klaassen bass, Steve Altenberg drums, Emma Breedveld violin, Oene van Geel viola, Wolter Wierbos trombone. 
https://www.bimhuis.nl/agenda/early-show-theo-loevendie-swinging-strings/

 

Theo Loevendie 90! cafe Welling

17
Sep
2020

On the 17th of september, Theo Loevendie turns 90 years old. To celebrate this event, there will be two concert in his local pub cafe Welling. First concert starts at 20:00 hr and the second on 22:00 hrs. You have to make reservations at https://www.cafewelling.nl Performers at the concerts are: Maarten van der Grinten guitar, Tijs Klaassen bass, Oene van Geel viola, Erik Bosgraaf recorder(s), Gideon Tazelaar tenor sax,Ian Cleaver trumpet, Rosamint Faas vocals.

Two Mediterranian Dances- Cello Octet

19
Jun
2020
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19
Jun
2020

The cello octet is performing "Two Mediterranean Dances" at the 21th of June in De Leidse schouwburg- Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden Holland and the 28th of June at the NedPho Koepel, Amsterdam Holland.
For mor info: https://cellooctet.com/agenda/

 

Dance for Violin

26
Jun
2020

Cecilia van Berkum plays Loevendie's 'Dance' for Violin solo on her final exam of the Utrecht Conservatory with violinist Elizabeth Perry.
The concert takes place in the Fentener van Vlissingen Hall and starts at 19.45 hrs.

Jazz Concerts café Welling

01
Jul
2020

July 2020. Start of wednesday night  jazzconcerts in Welling, Amsterdam. The concerts will take place on the first and third Wednesday every month.
Maarten van der Grinten, guitar, Tijs Klaasen, double bass and Theo Loevendie piano, will play from 21 hrs til 22 hrs on the opening concert, 1st of July.
Seats being reserved in advance.
for more info: https://www.cafewelling.nl/jazz

 

Performance Reflex

21
Mar
2020

Julie Kucenovå performs Reflex for recorder solo in Hëviz, Hungary.

String Sextet at Café Welling

22
Mar
2020

String Sextet performs Suite. Featuring guitarist Maarten van der Grinten and bass player Tijs Klaassen. café Welling, Amsterdam. 16:30hr.

KCO Performs Flexio

03
Dec
2020
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04
Dec
2020

December 3th and 4th 2020 the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will perform Loevendie’s orchestral work Flexio (1980) written for the KCO.
It is the first time that the KCO performs Flexio after the  premiere in 1980. In the mean time the work was performed by other orchestras.  
A few years later in 1984, Loevendie received the American Koussevitzky International Record Award in a Residentie Orkest performance of Flexio conducted by Peter Eötvös. The upcoming KCO performances will be led by the dutch conductor Antony Hermus.

new commission "Orgelpark"

The Orgelpark Amsterdam, commissioned Loevendie for a work for the mechanical organ "The Busy Drone".

The New Ensemble

Sad news about the Amsterdam-based New Ensemble. Founded by Joel Bons in 1982 inspired by and starting their vast repertoire with the Instrumentation of Theo Loevendie’s  Venus and Adonis with it’s nucleous of mandoline and guitar. The final concert took place in Amsterdam's Muziekgebouw on Tuesday 5 december 2019 with works by a.o. Donatoni, Carter and Boulez, composed for this group. According to the daily newspaper TROUW Loevendie’s Bons for improvising soloist and ensemble just as Venus and Adonis, published by Peermusic, Hamburg was one of the highlights of the program.

New "Strings Project"

12
Jan
2020

Januarly 12th  2020, the first step in Loevendie’s  Strings Project will be taken in café Welling, Amsterdam on January 12th, 2020,
Emma Breedveld violin ,Oene van Geel, Viola and Tijs Klaassen, double bass  will be featured in a program completed by the Wellingtonians: Maarten van der Grinten, guitar, Theo Loevendie piano and Steve Altenberg, percussion.
starting at 16.30 hrs

New Commission Metamorphoses

Theo Loevendie has received a commisision from the Dutch Fund For the Arts for a trio for clarinet, viola and piano premiered by the Trio Metamorphoses, consisting of 

Ilona Timchenko, Ukraeine, piano
Jean Johnson, Scotland, clarinet
and Roeland Jagers, Netherlands, viola
The premiere will take place in october in Deventer, the Netherlands, after which a tour through the Unied Kingdom follows.

CD recordings Wellingtonians

At the moment The Wellingtonians are in the middle of CD recordings concerning Passacaglia's or "Grounds". Although the release date is not yet set as is the title of this album, it wil be released this year. The Wellingtonians are doing their so-called Passacaglia-Tour in the Netherlands at the moment. Stay tuned for more news about this exciting project.

Finished composing "La Calle"

15
Feb
2020

Theo Loevendie has just finished composing his commission for Het Radio filharmonics Orkest: "La Calle" on which he has worked almost a year. The premiere of "La Calle will be on February 15th at the grote zaal, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, The Netherlands and will be directed by Ludovic Morlot. For tickets and information:https://www.radiofilharmonischorkest.nl/agenda/gavrylyuks-rachmaninov-reeks-bartok-en-loevendie

Wellingtonians' monthly gig

15
Sep
2019

Wellingtonians play at their homebase cafe Welling, Amsterdam, their monthly concert.
no admission, starting at 16:30hr

De Wellingtonians-Pasaacaglia

28
Sep
2019

The Wellingtonians play their Passacaglia -tour in cloud9, TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, starting at 8:30 pm.For tickets and info here:https://www.tivolivredenburg.nl/agenda/theo-loevendie-passacaglia-ensemble-28-09-2019/

Concert at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam

20
Apr
2019

On Saturday April 20, a concert will take place in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Dedicated to music composed by Theo Loevendie.
Special attention will go to the influence of Turkish Folk Music on his output as a composer of chamber music and his acitivities in the field of jazz. 
A fine selection of musicians will perform his chamber music and Loevendie’s jazz ensemble The Wellingtonians will do the same with special focus on Loevendie’s recent output as a composer being inspired by Passacaglia’s such as they appeared in the European tradition from the 13th century until today, being improvisations on a bass obstinate originally but in later centuries composed by composers such as Lully, Purcell, Rameau, Bach, Brahms and Britten. 

The concert starts at 20,15, 

 

 

 

Passacaglia Project

In 2020  Loevendie’s Passacaglia Project will be performed in a tour starting with the Orgelpark in Amsterdam.
The famous female vocal quintet  Wishful Singing is planned to be part of the project in which improvising musicians will take part.
Exact dates of the concerts will follow.

reviews CD Loevendie & Bosgraaf

Dutch review of the CD Loevendie & Bosgraaf
in "de Groene Amsterdammer" & "Leeuwarder Courant"

 https://www.groene.nl/artikel/vogelvrij-2018-10-24

 

Johnny & Jones

Loevendie’s opera Johnny & Jones will be staged in Villa Seligmann in Hannover, Germany followed by stagings in Festivals in Melbourne, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand. It will be conducted by Eckehard Stier, who conducted the German  premiere in Dresden fifteen years ago. 
Exact dates will follow later.

Wonderfeel festival

19
Jul
2019
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21
Jul
2019

Performances by the Wellingtonians with Angelo Verploegen, Wolter Wierbos & Oene van Geel as guests.
July 19, 20 or 21, Wonderfeel Festival near Hilversum, The Netherlands, https://www.wonderfeel.nl

 

CD release Wellingtonians

06
May
2019

Loevendie’s Wellingtonians & guests  
Angelo Verploegen, fluegelhorn, Wolter Wierbos, trombone. Release of their CD. 
Also a booklet with pld & new Loevendie Originals  for jazz groups will be released. Bimhuis Amsterdam

Celloquio at the cellobiennale 2018

26
Oct
2018

October 26th, Amsterdam  Muziekgebouw.  Celloquio for cello solo, performed by the winner of
the competition in the Cello Biennale Amsterdam.

https://www.cellobiennale.nl

 

concert: "De Vraag Stellen"

03
Oct
2018

"De Vraag Stellen" ("To Ask The Question") is a choir-piece of Theo's, made on the writings of Remco Campert. 
3rd of octobre 2018 at the Grand Theatre, Groningen, the Netherlands. Performed by the ASKO choir.
https://www.grandtheatregroningen.nl/voorstellingen/huib-ramaer-de-roep-van-ruyneman-2/

 

New Commission

20
Feb
2020

The Radio Philharmonic Orchestra commissioned an orchestral work by Loevendie to be premiered in the "Matinee op de Vrije Zaterdag" in the
Amsterdam Concertgebouw on february 20, 2020. Only six days later the work will have it's US premiere in Minneapolis by the Minnesota Orchestra
led by the Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä.

Jazzin Welling

13
May
2018

jazz in cafe Welling with Theo Loevendie 5 and Mystery Guest.

Jazz in Welling

04
Nov
2018

4 november Amsterdam at 16.30,  Café Welling  Theo Loevendie’s Wellingtonians with guest fluegelhorn player Angelo Verploegen.

Jazz in Welling

02
Dec
2018

december 2nd,  Amsterdam at 16.30,  Café Welling Theo Loevendie’s Wellingtonians with guest singer Edwin Rutte and winner of the National Cello Competition 2018: Amke te Wies

Concert Theo Loevendie Trio

22
Apr
2018

At festival "Toets des Tijds" The Loevendie Trio play his compositions for jazz musicians, covering  about 60 years.

For tickets and contact click here: http://www.toetsdestijds.nl/nl/

Jazz in café Welling

15
Apr
2018

Jazz concert in cafe Welling, Amsterdam with Theo Loevendie 5 and guest violinist Emma Breedveld performing o.a. "Dance" by Loevendie

free admission. Concert starts at 16:30.

Theo Loevendie's Memoires

14
May
2018

May 14th 2018 Theo Loevendie’s memoirs are available in bookshops in the Netherlands,
covering his lifetime from his birth in 1930 in Amsterdam until recent activities in April 2018 and the future.  
Published https://uitgeverijprometheus.nl Amsterdam
19.95 Euro.

First performances Ralph van Raat

04
Mar
2018

Ralph van Raat, piano, plays "Walk" and "Strides" And first performance of "Three Visions on Happy Ted"

at de doelen, Rotterdam, Holland

Welling Concert

11
Mar
2018

Theo Loevendie 5 play their monthly jazz concert at cafe Welling, Amsterdam

This time with special guest, the vocalist Rosamint Faas.

The concert starts at 16:30, there is no admission.

Nora Fisher & Asko

21
Apr
2018

Nora Fisher & Asko perform "Six Turkish Folksongs" The concert starts at 20:15 at the kleine zaal of Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

for more info go to Website 

Welling concert

28
Jan
2018

The Theo Loevendie 5 play a Jazz concert in cafe Welling, Amsterdam. Guest vocalist is Elske Rollema.

The concert starts at 16:30. There is no admission

"Reflex" in Asia!

09
Feb
2018
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19
Mar
2018

Erik bosgraaf will be performing Reflex for recorder solo in Asia coming februari and march.

Dates in Indonesia are" februari 9th in Jakarta, februari 11th, Salatiga, februari 13th, YogYakarta, Then march 4th,Hsinchu, Taiwan and march 19th, Tokyo, Japan. For more info look at Erik Bosgraaf's website

 

Halve Marathon (dutch radio program)

A 90min. interview taken by Tom Klaassen for dutch radio station VPRO. Audible via this link: Halve Marathon Beware: it's all in dutch!

 

Recital

18
Dec
2017

Ralph van Raat, will be performing "Walk" for piano solo at the Utrecht conservatory.

Weblog No. 2

XENAKIS AND GERMANUS 

 

In Europe and other parts of the world we are used to twelve equal intervals in an octave, since Andreas Werckmeister created the  well-tempered tuning and Johann Sebastian Bach composed systematically in all  keys in the Preludes and Fugues of The Well-Tempered Clavier.

Welling Concert( jubilee)

12
Nov
2017

Jazz in café Welling, Amsterdam Sunday the 12th of November Theo will play with is quintette in Cafe Welling. It will be a special edition because of the 5 year anniversary of "Jazz in Welling" This time special guest will be Yuri Honing on tenor sax!

 

Performance "Together"

25
Feb
2018

The two pianists Ralph van Raat and Maarten Van Veen  perform duo works by Loevendie,Eastman, Lindberg and others. From Theo Loevendie the piece "Together" will be performed. Originally written for Lucas & Arthur JussenPerformance will be at De Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland

Autobiography

Spring 2018 the Memoires of Theo Loevendie will be published by Prometheus, Amsterdam, containing his childhood in a poor neighbourhood in Amsterdam, including the misery of World War 2 and his late start to study composition and clarinet at the Amsterdam Conservatory after having developed a reputation as a composer and saxophonist in the field of jazz.
Next to his observations as a Professor of Composition at the Conservatories of Rotterdam, the Hague and Amsterdam we read about his visits in many countries connected to lectures or performances of his works.

"Duo for bassclarinet solo" by Stump-Lindshalm

07
Oct
2017

Concert: Duo for bassclarinett solo. performed by Stump-Lindshalm. Stadtgarten Cologne, Germany. Concert starts at 20:00 hr.. For more info: Stump-Linshalm

performance: "Duo for bassclarinet solo"

27
Sep
2017

Concert: Duo for bassclarinett solo. performed by Stump-Lindshalm. For more info: Stump-Linshalm

world premiere

04
Mar
2018

Worldpremière of Loevendies variations on “Happy Ted” and Two Bagatelles. Concert by Ralph van Raat at the Doelen, Rotterdam click: Hedendaagse Nederlandse pianomuziek

Performance of "Nachtegaal"

27
Sep
2017

On the 27th of september, there will be a performance for children of "de dag-en nachtegaal" at the Koepelkerk in Amsterdam by the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest. 
for more info: de Dag- en Nachtegaal

Radio interview (dutch)

On octobre 3rd, there will be a 90 minutes interview for the dutch radiostation VPRO, with Theo Loevendie about his life and music.

The interviewer is Tom Klaassen. It will be audible via internet and later on it will be broadcasted by the VPRO.

Weblog No.1

This is the first of a number of blogs I hope to publish in the near future.

Why in English? 
The use of English will help to reach interested people that don’t understand Dutch. 
What about are these blogs?

CD Nachklang - Erik Bosgraaf

Autumn 2017 a cd will appear with Loevendie’s Nachklang for Recorder Solo, String Orchestra and Harpsichord. Holland Baroque performs the orchestral part, the soloist is Erik Bosgraaf. Bosgraaf also takes part in Dance for Three, for Violin, Clarinet & Recorder together with rising star Dutch-American violinist Diamanda Dramm and German clarinettist Carl Rosman. Bosgraaf also performs Loevendie’s soprano-recorder solo Reflex.   

The Rise of Spinoza

Loevendie’s opera The Rise of Spinoza (2014) will be launched by the label Attacca in the course of Autumn 2017. Soloists are 4 singers and recorder player Erik Bosgraaf; the Groot Omroepkoor(Choir of the radio) and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Markus Stenz. It will be combined with a DVD about the making of this opera in a documentary film by Marieke Rodenburg

Radio Philharmonic

The Zaterdag Matinee in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, has commissioned Loevendie to write an orchestral work for the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. It will be premiered in the season 2018/19.

Welling Concert (special)

20
Aug
2017

Farewell Concert Gideon Tazelaar who'll move to New York.

Jazz concert at café Welling in Amsterdam with the Theo Loevendie Quintet.

The concert starts at 16:30 hr

featuring: Gideon Tazelaar

Welling Concert

10
Sep
2017

Jazz concert at café Welling in Amsterdam with the Theo Loevendie Quintet.

The concert starts at 16:30 hr

Guest soloists: singer Martha Jane Settler and trombonist Wolter  Wierbos.

Première "Two Bagatelles"

26
Sep
2017

First performance of "Two Bagatelles" for piano.

Performed bij Ralph van Raat

at De Link, Tilburg, the Netherlands

Welling concert

08
Oct
2017

Jazz concert at café Welling in Amsterdam with the Theo Loevendie Quartette

Angelo Verploegen,  Fluegelhorn
Brechtje & friends in LaLaLalLa
(3 Voices & Bassclarinet}
Theo Loevendie Quartette

The concert starts at 16:30 hr

 

 

New Commision

18
Oct
2018
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27
Oct
2018

Fifteen selected cellists will take part in a competition with a new obligatory work by Theo Loevendie for cello solo, commissioned by the Cello Biennale 2018  in Amsterdam.
The Cello Biennale will take place from October 18th until 27th. 2018  

Holland Michigan - USA, Hope College

01
Apr
2016

Holland Michigan, USA, Hope College, Jack H Miller Center for the Musical Arts
EAST MEETS WEST ON A TANGO
A concert of 8 works by Theo Loevendie, starting with
Amsterdam Tango, for violin solo and 7 instruments, written for Gideon Kremer,
passing through Ming, for erhu (chinese violin) and pianotrio,
and ending with Dance for violin solo, written for Vera Beths.

Calefax wind ensemble

15
Mar
2016

Rotterdam, Doelen, Calefax wind ensemble, Ritorno

Tonbridge Music Society

12
Mar
2016

Tonbridge Music Society, UK Busch Ensemble, Ackermusik

Calefax wind ensemble

03
Mar
2016

Amsterdam , Muziekgebouw IJ, Calefax wind ensemble , Ritorno

Vredenburg Utrecht Calefax wind ensemble

24
Mar
2016

Vredenburg Utrecht, Calefax wind ensemble, Ritorno

Amsterdam, Welling

17
Apr
2016

Amsterdam, Welling, Theo Loevendie 5 and guest

Amasterdam, Welling

13
Mar
2016

Amasterdam, Welling, Theo Loevendie 4 and guest

International Harp Festival

05
Mar
2016

Lommel, Belgium, International Harp Festival, Gwyneth Wentink, Larissa Groeneveld,
3 Movements for Harp and Cello

Calefax wind ensemble

29
Feb
2016

Amsterdam Calefax wind ensemble, try out Ritorno

Octagon Music Society

28
Feb
2016

Octagon Music Society, Watford, UK, Busch Ensemble, Ackermusik

Eric Rynes violin solo

25
Feb
2016

Seattle , USA, Eric Rynes, violin solo, Dance , with CD release

Busch Ensemble

24
Feb
2016

Repton, UK. Busch Ensemble, Ackermusik

Norwich Norfold Chamber Music

20
Feb
2016

Norwich Norfold Chamber Music, UK Busch Ensemble, Ackermusik

Chichester Chamber Concerts

18
Feb
2016

Chichester Chamber Concerts, UK Busch Ensemble, Ackermusik

Muziekpodium Zeeland NL Busch Ensemble

12
Feb
2016

Vlissingen, Muziekpodium Zeeland NL Busch Ensemble; Ackermusik

Watford Engeland, Ackermusik

01
Feb
2016

Watford Engeland, Ackermusik, Busch Ensemble

Gwyneth Wentink Larissa Groeneveld

23
Jan
2016

Cruquius, Halfweg, NL Gwyneth Wentink Larissa Groeneveld, 
3 Movements for Harp and Cello

CLARO, Michel Marang

16
Jan
2016

Den Bosch, Azijnfabriek
CLARO, Michel Marang, clarinet, and Fie Schouten, bass clarinet

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