May 03

Hot Pot


Zinder zaal
Sint Agnietenstraat 2
4001 NB Tiel
tel: 0344 673 515

Date: 03 May 2020
Time: 12:00
Price: € 14,50 / € 13,50

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Verschillende smaken in één klassiek concert

Chinese Hot Pot – ofwel Chinese fondue – is een ware sociale aangelegenheid. Vele bakjes met vlees, vis en groenten verzamelen zich rond een grote, metalen pan, waarin de hapjes gezamenlijk gegaard en bereid kunnen worden.

Geïnspireerd door deze vele verschillende smaken op hun tournee door China, presenteert het Amstel Quartet nu zijn eigen muzikale Hot Pot: een bonte mix van uiteenlopende smaken, stijlen en componisten. Met op het programma werk van onder meer Beethoven, Mozart en Reich.



Chinese Hot pot – or Chinese fondue – always sets a true social gathering into motion. Many bowls of meat, fish and vegetables are assembled around a big, iron wok, in which the small bites are cooked and prepared.

Inspired by these compelling flavours on their tour in China, the Amstel Quartet now presents its own musical ‘hot pot’: a diverse mix of distinct tastes, styles and composers. There is something in the hot pot for everybody.

Jun 03

Mensch Maschine

De Muziekgieterij

Boschstraat 5
6211 AS Maastricht

Date: 03 Jun 2020
Time: 20:30

Mensch Maschine

Music by Kraftwerk, Martland, Biegai, Kypski, Torke


Amstel Quartet, sax en EWI (electronic wind instruments)
Kypski, electronics
Hendrik Walther, visuals

Man Machine, Pseudo human being, Man Machine, Super human being - KRAFTWERK

Exactly 40 years ago Kraftwerk released Der Mensch-Maschine. The legendary album announced the birth of a new genre of electronic music, the consequences of which are still felt today. Not only are countless artists still inspired by the synth pop the German foursome produced - Kraftwerk, in turn, listened closely to classical electronic pioneers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Henry. In this tribute the Amstel Quartet combines Kraftwerk tracks from The Man-Machine with new compositions by German composer Christina Biegai and. Turntablist Kypski improvises on the Krautrock-sounds and Hendrik Walther designed video art for this super human performance. We are the robots.

Jul 04

Germany - Hamburg
Symphonic Saxophone



Date: 04 Jul 2020
Time: 18:00

Symphonic Saxophone.

Works by Beethoven, Wagner, Barber, Franck, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Creston.

Jul 08

Germany - Trier
Classical Zen



Date: 08 Jul 2020
Time: 20:00

Classical Zen



Jul 18

‘Het Weeshuis van de Hits’


Franse Kampweg 2
1243 JC 's-Graveland

Date: 18 Jul 2020

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Wonderfeel is a 3-day outdoor festival for (classical) music with the casual atmosphere of a pop festival.


Arvo Pärt

Philip Glass

J.S. Bach

and more

Aug 24

Germany - Kiel
Symphonic Saxophone



Date: 24 Aug 2020
Time: 20:00

Symphonic Saxophone

Sep 24

Germany - Stuttgart



Date: 24 Sep 2020
Time: 20:00

Lux Aeterna

Jan 14

Todos los Fuegos el Fuego - Maxim Shalygin

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR Amsterdam

Date: 14 Jan 2021
Time: 20:15
Price: € 12,50 – € 35,00

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Todos los Fuegos el Fuego - Maxim Shalygin

Amstel Quartet and Keuris Quartet


“Todos los fuegos el fuego” is a musical cycle that immerses the listener for one hour in a mystical act, sparking off the imagination and opening up unknown emotional conditions.

“Todos los fuegos el fuego” for saxophone octet constitutes a mysterious and exciting link between music and literature. For the second chapter of the life-long Similar cycle (where the first one is: “Lacrimosa or 13 Magic Songs” for 7 violins) , Shalygin draws inspiration from “Todos los fuegos el fuego”, arguably the most enigmatic book by the great Cortázar. All short stories in this collection share an exit into a parallel, magic reality, sometimes near to ours, sometimes strikingly different from it. Their forms provoke peculiar musical dramaturgic solutions, whereas an abundance of pseudo-musical forms enables for the creation of a unique atmosphere, using an enlarged variety of performance techniques.

Suite’s overall structure consists of eight parts, performed by eight saxophone players — as many as there are stories in the book (and syllables in its title, which, incidentally, sounds like a saxophone phrase by itself). The saxophone is chosen for a reason, since, for all his knowledge and passion for music, jazz claimed the most of Cortázar’s attention. Jazz, and accordingly the sound of the saxophone was his muse and constant presence in many of his most well-known fiction. Moreover, the saxophone is involved in many mystical moments in music, literature, and, last but not least, cinema — a fascination I share with him as well.

Mar 14

Den Bosch
Ode to Orpheus

De Toonzaal

Prins Bernhardstraat 4-6
Den Bosch

Date: 14 Mar 2021
Time: 11:00

Ode to Orpheus: 400 Years Sweelinck

Music by Sweelinck, Vrolijk, Fiumara


Exactly four hundred years after his death, the spirit of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck is still very much alive in the Netherlands. In this memorable year, Amstel Quartet brings an ode to the ‘Prince of Musicke’.

They play his famous fantasias and vocal compositions, complemented with work by present-day Dutch composers such as Anthony Fiumara and Renske Vrolijk.



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