Grachtenfestival celebrates 20th edition

Saxophonist Stefan de Wijs of the Keuris Quartet opens the Amsterdam exchange on the occasion of the Grachtenfestival. The Keuris Quartet will perform ‘Nieuwe noten voor Keuris Quartet’ during the Grachtenfestival at the StadSalon. Three new works have been composed for the occasion. The composers will attend the concert to listen to the world premiere of their own compositions.

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.

The Grachtenfestival is celebrating its 20th birthday and does so ‘In Style’, which is the festival theme this year. From 11 – 20 August the capital city is fizzing with classical music, jazz and world music, performed by a topnotch variety of international and young musicians. The entire program consists of over 250 concerts on more than 90 venues.

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