Mystery in Music, from Mozart to Harry Potter
6th Oct Zutphen – 7th Oct Den Haag – 8th Oct Den Bosch – 15th Oct Delden
Experience in the program ‘Mystery in Music’ how music can take us to a ‘different reality’. It is generally known that Mozart wrote work for Freemasonry, but Willem Pijper also wrote a Masonic work full of symbolism and cryptic references with the beautiful Six Adagios. Jolivet and Messiaen are strongly associated with mysticism and orientalism. Where Messiaen mainly wrote from a mystical-Catholic conviction, Jolivet was mainly looking for pagan-magical impulses. Jolivet’s Flute Concerto with beautiful melodic lines and rousing rhythms will be performed by the young talented Italian flautist Mario Bruno, prize winner of the International ARD Music Competition 2022. And did you know that the famous philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche also composed music? Honegger’s string symphony with its magical apotheosis of the trumpet concludes this concert. Tickets
Ciconia together with Lavinia Meijer and Iris Hond at Festival Classique
On Saturday, June 17, Ciconia festively concluded its tenth anniversary season with a concert on the beach of Scheveningen during Festival Classique, together with Lavinia Meijer and Iris Hond.
Ciconia wishes you a good summer, and looks forward to welcoming you back to the concert halls next season! See the concert calendar for the entire schedule.
The program for the new 2023-2024 season has been announced! Pick up the brochure at one of our concerts, or read it digitally here. Ticket sales have already started at most venues, check out the concert agenda for the overview.
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Jubilee concert Feb. 18
The anniversary concert on Saturday, Feb. 18, in a sold-out Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague was a memorable, successful evening! We were also honored to receive warm congratulations from Mayor Van Zanen. President Marieke Bolle presented Ciconia’s anniversary CD box set and anniversary book as a gift to the mayor. Read here Mayor Van Zanen’s entire speech, and read here the mayor’s blog about his experience.
New CD Slavic Rhapsody
Dutch New! at Passaggio Late Night, by Lex Bohlmeijer
In the week of March 7 the CD could be heard every night on NPO Radio 4
“entsprechend kontrastreich und farbig sowie voller spielerischer Energie und gestalterischer Fantasie” Pizzicato by Remy Franck
“The great enthusiasm and infectious pleasure in playing that Ciconia also displays in this carefully chosen program can leave no fan unmoved.” Opus Klassiek by Aart van der Wal
Read more and order
Also available: the Jubilee CD Box with 4 beautiful CDs
On Sunday, October 9, Ciconia was a guest at Podium Klassiek on NPO2 . Ciconia played movements from Dvořák’s Serenade for strings, part of the concert program
Slavonic Rhapsody. Watch the performance here.
Listen gives Ciconia a 9!
‘De weg naar Hollywood‘ – March 4 to 11, 2021, watch it back
Ciconia on TV – NPO2 Extra and Radio 4 – Evening Concert
Click here to watch the broadcast back. Learn more about this program at: ‘De weg naar Hollywood’
Classical Matters:“a dazzling, to-the-point ensemble.”
Listen:“The love with which the Ciconias perform the pieces is heartwarming.”
Südwest Presse:“mit jedem Ton aufregende Debüt-CD“
Musik & Theater (Schweiz): “frei von Knalleffekten und gleichwohl ein echter Knaller. Stark!”
Musicweb-international: “Its impressive unity and full string tone provide an ideal foundation for the alliance between attention to form and appreciation for the coloration of the writing. Compelling from start to finish, French music for string orchestra could hardly be better served.”
Ciconia in LAM museum. Photo: Corine Zijerveld
ABOUT CICONIA CONSORT
Since its founding in 2012, the Ciconia Consort string orchestra has been giving high-profile performances. The orchestra plays music from all style periods, from baroque to modern. In addition to the great string works, the program also includes often unknown masterpieces and Dutch premieres. The orchestra offers not just a concert, but a real evening or afternoon out, placing concerts in a thematic context.
The Ciconia Consort is conducted by Dick van Gasteren and consists of 20 young musicians who have earned their spurs at (inter)national competitions and concert venues. The orchestra annually presents 20 to 25 concerts throughout the Netherlands with its regular performance venue being the Nieuwe Kerk on the Spui in The Hague.
In December 2018, the debut CD French Music for String Orchestra was released by the Brilliant Classics label. In addition, the orchestra has been heard and seen on radio programs such as; Evening Concert, Spiegelzaal, Vrije Geluiden, Muziekfabriek and Muziekwijzer and on television at Podium Witteman. Read more…
‘Inspiring, surprising and innovative’ D. Lammers
Review concert Feb. 22, 2020 at KunstHart by Frans van Hilten