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Donemus HighLights presents: Kurios Clarinet Quartet

Sun 29 November | 18:30 - 23:00

Musicians:

  • Boukje Musch- 1rst- and e-flat clarinet
  • Peter Koetsveld – 2nd clarinet
  • Corien Hoepman – 3rd- and bassetclarinet
  • Mark Snitselaar – Bass clarinet

 

The Kurios Clarinet Quartet was founded in 2002. Over the years it has developed a repertoire that covers everything from adaptations of string quartets to contemporary clarinet music. Even klezmer has found a place in their programs. As well as touring internationally, the quartet has played in prestigious Dutch locations such as The Hermitage in Amsterdam. They recently perfomed live on national radio.

A perennial concert favourite has been Haydn’s ‘The Seven Last Words of Christ’, in which the composer echoes and meditates upon the words of Christ on the cross. Originally a string piece, the quartet adapted it for clarinets to great acclaim. In 2006, the Kurios Quartet recorded their first album, which subsequently sold-out. This was followed by their 2010 recording, ‘Heerlijk’ (‘Delicious’), which featured Mozart, Debussy and Hungarian composer Farkas. In 2014, they produced ‘Triple Dutch’, which featured world premier recordings of works by Jurriaan Andriessen and Henk Tromp, and a piece by Frank den Herder, which he wrote for the quartet.

 

For more information please visit www.kuriosklarinetkwartet.nl/en or have a look at our YouTube movie.