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We are thrilled to announce the ninth edition of our International Chamber Music Festival in Wassenaar! From May 31 until June 3, 2018 our artistic director Irina Simon-Renes will lead us through an interesting artistic program centered around the question ‘Quo Vadis?’ – where are we heading hundred years after the end of World War I? A time to stand still, remember and think about things to come…

Here an overview of the program:

  • Thursday 31st of March 2018 – lecture about Musicality at the Warenar, start 20.00, tickets 15,-
  • Friday 1st of June 2018 – “L’histoire du Soldat” by Igor Stravinsky (1918) and special tour at the museum Voorlinden, incl drinks and snack, start 5.30 pm, tickets 77,-
  • Saturday 2nd of June 2018 – Lisa Batiashvili at the Dorpskerk, start 20.00, tickets 37,50 incl glas of Prosecco
  • Sunday 3rd of June 2018 – “Carnaval des Animaux” by Saint-Saens at Kasteel Oud Wassenaar, start 12.00, kidsprogram from 11.00 on, tickets: 17,- (adults) and 6,- (children)

all tickets are including booking costs


Full program:

Thursday, May 31, 2018, Theater de Warenar
‘Music has to be heard!’; – a symposium about musicality
Is it possible to develop and to train your musical ear? Dr.ir. Jan de Laat, dr. Evert Rijntjes and dr. Berend Glazenburg will give you a playful answer to this question during an interactive evening full of musical games and quizzes.
Starts at 20.00h, tickets 15 euro

Friday, June 1, 2018, Museum Voorlinden
The newly opened private museum houses an exquisite modern and contemporary art collection. After a warm welcome with a glass of champagne you will receive a special guided tour through the museum, followed by an unforgettable performance of Igor Stravinsky’s ‘L’histoire du Soldat’ (1918) during which the original music score will become the soundtrack of the same-titled Emmy Award-winning animated film by R. O. Blechman (1984). Musicians of Camerata RCO (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), violinist Irina Simon-Renes and percussionist Hans Zonderop will perform under the baton of Olivier Patey.
Dresscode: black tie, starts at 17.30h, tickets 77 euro

Saturday, June 2, 2018, Dorpskerk Wassenaar
Meet the Georgian star violinist Lisa Batiashvili! Lisa has been for a long time a strong ambassador for music, freedom and peace on many concert stages of this world. Her unique musicality, virtuosity and ‘profound sensitivity’ (Financial Times) are equally inspiring to both audiences as fellow musicians. In the magical atmosphere of the Dorpskerk she will perform works by Dimitri Shostakovich and the Georgian composer Sulkhan Tsindsadze. Lisa will play together with the Alma
Quartet, Irina Simon-Renes and the Finnish musicians Lilli Maijala and Kati Raitinen.
Starts at 20.00 h, tickets 37,50 euro

Sunday, June 3, 2018, Oud-Wassenaar Castle
During the last day of our festival the Oud-Wassenaar castle will become a joyful place filled with children laughter, drawings, masks and many, many animals: time for Camille Saint-Saëns ‘Carnaval des Animaux’! Also the right time to set up a stage for the future – celebrate with us young Dutch pianist Nikola Meeuwsen as well as 14 school children from Wassenaar who will gather their phantasy into 14 stories inspired by Saint-Saëns’ music.
Doors open at 11.00h for children make-up
Concert starts at 12.00h, tickets: children 6 euro / adults 17 euro