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After 25 years as our soprano saxophonist, Remco has decided to follow a new path. Therefore, Amstel Quartet is looking for an enthusiastic, adventurous new soprano saxophonist. The position is for an experienced, professional classical saxophonist who is also curious about and open to playing a wide variety of musical styles, both within and beyond classical and contemporary music genres. The opening is from October 2022 up to and including January 2023, with the possibility of a long-term association. Please send a CV and an email expressing your interest, before 10 August 2022 to: bas@amstelquartet.nl - Na 25 jaar als onze sopraansaxofonist heeft Remco besloten een ander pad te bewandelen. Amstel Quartet zoekt daarom een enthousiaste, avontuurlijke sopraansaxofonist. De vacature is voor een ervaren, professioneel klassiek saxofonist die nieuwsgierig is en open staat voor verschillende muziekstijlen, binnen- en buiten het klassieke en hedendaagse repertoire. De beoogde werkperiode is van oktober 2022 t/m januari 2023, mogelijk resulterend in een langetermijnsamenwerking. Wij ontvangen graag je reactie en CV vóór 10 Augustus 2022 via: bas@amstelquartet.nl #vacature #vacancy #amstelquartet #sopranosaxophonist #joinus #saxophones

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More Irish adventures. Thanks for having us Dun Laoghaire Summer Organ Concerts! @dlaoghaireorgan #amstelabroad #aqontour #amstelquartet #saxophones #unacintina #organ #songlessness #maximshalygin #philipglass #arvopärt #dunlaoghaire #dublin #ireland

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Some snapshots of what we are up to: we are in Ireland rehearsing for tonight's concert at Galway Cathedral! You'll hear music by Maxim Shalygin, Philip Glass and Arvo Pärt! @galwaycathedral @unacintina @basapswoude #amstelquartet #saxophones #amstelgoesireland #amstelquartetoutandabout #ontour #unacintina #songlessness #maximshalygin #philipglass #arvopärt

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Premiere day! We are proud to present our new project with tenor Marcel Beekman: the mini-opera 'De Betoverde Vaatwasser' from composer Reza Namavar. Tonight in VPRO Vrije Geluiden with Aad van Nieuwkerk, 23:00 on Radio 4! 🔊 via link in bio! 🎨 by Henc Smit @theislandcomposer @vrijegeluiden @aadvannieuwkerk #amstelquartet #saxophones #marcelbeekman #tenor #rezanamavar #composer #opera #radioplay #hoorspel #premiere #debetoverdevaatwasser #theenchanteddishwasher #absurdism

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Read more about 'De Betoverde Vaatwasser' in de Volkskrant today and get to know how and why a dishwasher is the main topic of our mini-opera! Tune in to Aad van Nieuwkerk and VPRO Vrije Geluiden on Saturday 23:00, Radio 4 to hear the full composition. @aadvannieuwkerk @vrijegeluiden @theislandcomposer #amstelquartet #saxophones #marcelbeekman #rezanamavar #radioplay #hoorspel #opera #debetoverdevaatwasser #premiere #vprovrijegeluiden

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Last weekend at Dag van de componist.✨ Such a pleasure to present the new work ‘De Betoverde Vaatwasser’ from Reza Namavar and ‘Drop after Drop’ from Maxim Shalygin at Podium, NPO Radio 4 & in the livestream from New Music Now. @theislandcomposer @maximshalygin @newmusicnow.nl 📷 door Rachel Pouwer #amstelquartet #saxophones #rezanamavar #marcelbeekman #maximshalygin #dagvandecomponist #newmusicnow #contemporaryclassical #debetoverdevaatwasser #theenchanteddishwasher #hoorspel #radioplay #opera

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Today! We will celebrate all the composers out there at Dag van de Componist. We'll be playing the emotional work Drop After Drop from Maxim Shalygin and our new project De Betoverde Vaatwasser from Reza Namavar with the wonderful tenor Marcel Beekman! Check it out TivoliVredenburg or tune in to NPO Radio 4! @maximshalygin @theislandcomposer @newmusicnow.nl #celebration #amstelquartet #saxophones #dagvandecomponist #newmusicnow

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If you have never heard a mini-opera about an enchanted dishwasher, you will do so very soon! Upcoming Saturday we’ll present a segment of this absurdist radioplay by Reza Namavar with the fantastic tenor Marcel Beekman during De Dag van de Componist in TivoliVredenburg. Curious? The performance is scheduled at 16:00 and entry is free! 🎶🎷 @theislandcomposer @newmusicnow.nl #amstelquartet #saxophones #rezanamavar #marcelbeekman #dagvandecomponist #newmusicnow #contemporaryclassical #debetoverdevaatwasser #theenchanteddishwasher #hoorspel #radioplay #opera

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A daycare centre and a manual for a dishwasher... We present another mysterious sneak peek into our new absurdist radiophonic mini-opera, starring tenor Marcel Beekman and composer Reza Namavar! Come check it out at Dag van de Componist in TivoliVredenburg, 18th of June 16:00! 🎨 by Henc Smit @theislandcomposer @newmusicnow #amstelquartet #saxophones #marcelbeekman #rezanamavar #radioplay #hoorspel #newmusicnow #dagvandecomponist #tivolivredenburg

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Some snippets from Glass’ Music With Changing Parts at CAPE, Ettelbruck. With saxophones(of course), but also Electronic Wind Instruments and Laura Sandee and Pascal Meyer on voice and keys. 📷 Thanks to François Zuidberg @cape_ettelbruck #amstelquartet #saxophones #laurasandee #pascalmeyer #musicwithchangingparts #minimalistmasterpiece #philipglass #cape #ettelbruck

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An Enchanted Dishwasher? Yes, you read that correctly! Together with composer Reza Namavar & tenor Marcel Beekman we’ve been working on this absurdist radio play. On the 18th of June you can catch a glimpse of this work during De Dag van de Componist. Live in TivoliVredenburg or in the livestream of New Music Now and Podium on Radio 4. The work will be premiered on June the 25th in Vrije Geluiden with Aad van Nieuwkerk on Radio 4! 🎉 🎨 by Henc Smit @theislandcomposer @vrijegeluiden @newmusicnow.nl #saxophonequartet #amstelquartet #tenor #marcelbeekman #rezanamavar #contemporarycomposer #radioplay #hoorspel #debetoverdevaatwasser #theenchanteddishwasher #newmusicnow #dagvandecomponist #podiumradio4 #vrijgeluidenvpro

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We are proud to say we will be joining Gaudeamus Festival 2022! On Friday the 9th of September we will play Songlessness in Utrecht. We are joined by organist Una Cintina for this time-bending composition by Maxim Shalygin. For tickets see: gaudeamus.nl 🎨 by Anna Lee (Anastasiia Starko) @gaudeamusnl @maximshalygin @unacintina #amstelquartet #saxophonequartet #unacintina #organ #maximshalygin #contemporaryclassical #gaudeamusfestival2022 #seeyousoon

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