Honoured by a commision by the only professional symphony orchestra left in the North of the Netherlands, the NNO. Being founded in 1862, it is even the oldest professional symphony orchestra in the Netherlands, of course performing in all the relevant Dutch venues, including the internationally renown Concertgebouw. The commissioned orchestral work will comprise some eight minutes in length and performances are due Spring 2022. Sounds like a far away future? I nevertheless s
The world premiere of 'Frede' will be performed in Spring 2020 in Tenterden, Kent, in the enchanting medieval church of St Mildred.
'Frede' is a World War II commemoration song cycle for soprano, choir and piano on words by Baukje Wytsma. Soloist are soprano Agnes van Laar (soprano) and Carl Visser (pianoforte), accompanied by Mixed Choir Grou, conducted by Hans Algra. After the world premiere, concerts in The Netherlands will follow. More information on the UK-event can be