Tenso Days Amsterdam, 15-18 October 2009
The annual Tenso Days, an international choir festival, bring concerts of the Tenso choirs and other European professional chamber choirs that are invited for the occasion.
The Tenso Days are organized in turn by the member choirs in their resident country, in co-production with the most prominent venues. In the past years, the Tenso Days were organized in Paris (Cité de la Musique), December 2005 and June 2007, in Berlin (Radialsystem V), November 2006, and in Riga (Latvian University Hall), October 2008. Several major new works for choir by European composers have been premiered during these days.
This year, the Nederlands Kamerkoor and Cappella Amsterdam will host the Tenso Dagen Amsterdam, taking place from 15 to 18 October 2009 in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. The theme of the concert programmes is THE CANON OF THE XXth CENTURY - a.o. Schönberg, Messiaen, De Leeuw, Poulenc, Xenakis, Schnittke, Pärt together with premieres of European composers. The choirs that will perform:
- Nederlands Kamerkoor
- Latvijas Radio Koris
- Cappella Amsterdam
- Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor
- Det Norske Solistkor
During the Tenso Days, the Tenso choirs will work with composers on the creation of vocal music for chamber choir. Amateur choirs will join in a competition for the performance of contemporary repertoire and a Sunday morning singalong. In four days, the Dutch public will get an excellent overview of all facets of the work of professional chamber choirs.
On Friday 16 October, the Tenso Professionals Day will host guests from all over Europe, for symposia, informal discussions and workshops. More information will follow in the next newsletter. Subscribe by sending a mail to email@example.com.