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By: Hitske Fri, 08/24/2018
Centenary of Leonard Bernstein | Tribute

Saturday, August 25 marks the centenary of Leonard Bernstein, the famous American conductor, composer and pianist. The legendary musician was one of the most multi-faceted figures of 20th-century classical music. Not only did he compose beautiful classical music that had a significant impact on the film and music industries, but he was also a charismatic conductor, making him one of the most successful musicians in American history.

By: Hitske Thu, 08/02/2018
Klassiek in de zomer!

Leder jaar worden er in Nederland ontzettend veel muziekfestivals in de zomer georganiseerd om de zomerstop in de theaters en concertzalen te overbruggen. Klassieke muziek mag hierbij natuurlijk niet ontbreken. Het aantal festivals groeit nog steeds en het aanbod is erg groot. Van klassieke muziek in grote steden tot kamermuziek in de natuur. Hier een klein overzicht met festival tips voor deze zomer!

By: Hitske Fri, 03/09/2018
In heaven with HAEVN | Concert Review

Paradiso was sold-out in Amsterdam on February 23, 2018. Why? That was the day HAEVN presented the music of their debut album Closed Eyes: a wonderful combination of film music, electro-pop, and meaningful lyrics.

By: Hitske Thu, 11/02/2017
Brava Favourites | Tchaikovsky Files: Confessions of a Composer

On November 17, 2017, at 21:00 CET, Stingray Brava will broadcast a new Brava Favorite: the ECHO award-winning documentary “Tchaikovsky Files: Confessions of a Composer” in which director Ralf Pleger discovers an entirely new side and sketches a very different profile of the man whose mind and talent brought us Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.  

By: Hitske Tue, 09/19/2017
The Very Best of Arvo Pärt | Brava Favorites

The music of Arvo Pärt is often identified with the school of minimalism, a branch of modern classical music defined by stripping down music to its bare essentials.

By: Hitske Thu, 09/14/2017
Harry Potter in Concert | Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

After last year’s phenomenal success of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ in Concert, fans were absolutely delighted to see their wizarding pupil return to Rotterdam.

By: Hitske Thu, 07/27/2017
C(h)oeurs | Brava Favorites

Every month, Stingray Brava presents “Brava Favorites”. Stingray Brava’s music programmers recommend their favorite concert or CD. Have you always wanted to know more about classical music? Are you interested in the newest classical music CDs? Ready to hear the story behind the scenes? “Brava Favorites” is your source for these and more interesting reads.  

By: Hitske Thu, 07/13/2017
North Sea Jazz Festival | Recap Day One : The Crowd Goes Wild!

The 2017 edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival started with long lines at the Ahoy Rotterdam. But the beautiful weather had everyone was in a good mood and no one complained about the extra security.