Grachtenfestival

Sounding of the gong marks start Grachtenfestival

Violinist Ernst Spyckerelle opens the trading day at the exchange in Amsterdam and marks the start of the Grachtenfestival. From 10 – 19 August the capital city is fizzing with classical music, jazz and world music, performed by a topnotch variety of international and young musicians.

During the 21st edition the Grachtenfestival boasts the theme ‘Closer to the music’, as the festival commemorates the 400th year of his passing. One of his most renowned works is being rewritten as an opera.

This year the Grachtenfestival will present very talented young musicians on wonderful venues. Performing musicians will leave trodden paths and unlock new worlds for the audience. Thrilling sound on ruddy locations, intimate concerts on historical premises. Each performance is outstanding and a pride to the Grachtenfestival. Young musicians from all over the world surprise their audience with their own musical story against a backdrop of the wonderful city of Amsterdam. The entire programme consists of over 250 concerts on more than 90 venues.

For more information: www.grachtenfestival.com

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