In between art and kitchen

The student baroque orchestra Het Kunstorkest will give two concerts this spring in Utrecht, on the 15th and 16th of March. In these concerts we will traverse the boundaries between two activities we cherish: cooking and making music. The repertoire of the Baroque era provides ample opportunities for this. Baroque composers have namely written music for royal banquets and other nobel festivities. We are going to perform pieces from this genre from Telemann, Purcell, Lully and Biber in the authentic way of playing. It will be a concert full of tasty notes, sweet harmonies and spicy solos. All come! 

Lonesome but not alone

Soloconcerts from the 18th century

On Friday the 30th of November and Sunday 2 December, the Kunstorkest will play its beautiful winter programme. Apart from an orchestral piece by Fux, three solo concertos will be played. While being accompanied by the orchestra, the soloists from the Kunstorkest will reach new musical heights. Hans Lub will direct the orchestra during this concert, which will be played in authentic baroque style.

Friday evening, november 30th:  20.15 uur De Rank, Nieuwegein

Sunday afternoon, december 2nd: 15.15 uur Lutheran Church, Utrecht

We are grateful for support from the U-fonds:

In search of DRAMA

With rising temperatures come rising emotions. This summer the Kunstorkest performs a dramatic programme. All states and affections of the human psyche will be in a expressed in a number of beautiful overtures. Solist Meike Wijma will sing some highly charged arias, which will inspire some improvised theater by members of theatersportgroup Aangenaam Verrast. From moving baroque music of Händel and Purcell to the passion of Gluck and the fiery music of Kraus, the sparks and tears will fly.

Friday June 8th, 20.30 Academiegebouw, Domplein 29

Sunday June 10th, 15.15 UCK, Domplein 4

England, The Enchanted Island

On 2 and 3 March we played the Overture from Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day by Handel, the Suite from The Fairy Queen by Purcell and parts from Île Enchantée by Lully. The concerts took place in the Zuiderkapel in Bilthoven and the Singelkerk in Utrecht, en were made possible by U-fonds and Stichting Carel Nengermans Fonds.

Winter Concert

At the start of the winter the Kunstorkest is showing off its own soloist talent. We will be playing the energetic concerto for two oboes Opus 9 No. 6 in G major by Albinoni, and the intense La Follia by Vivaldi. Last but not least is the piano concerto in D major by Haydn, ending in a frantic rondo of Balkan dances.

Friday december 8th, 20:15 uur, De Rank, Lupinestraat 11,

Saturday december 9th, 20:15 uur, Lutheran Church, Hamburgerstraat 9,