A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.
9 Sep. '20

Reaching out to new audiences online: Asko|Schönberg

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On the opening night of Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2020, ensemble Asko|Schönberg gives a special concert that symbolises their long-standing relationship with the music festival. Having been affected by the COVID-19 crisis like many others in the cultural sector, how does the ensemble still manage to reach out to large audiences, even abroad?
We visited Anneke Jansen and Arthur Kerklaan of Asko|Schönberg at their home base in Amsterdam and talked about the ensemble's DNA, their upcoming concert and the digital NITE HOTEL.

Dutch Performing Arts and Gaudeamus Muziekweek team up to present cutting-edge artists and ensembles from the Netherlands through a series of video portraits. In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing interviews with Diamanda Dramm, Fedor Teunisse of Slagwerk Den Haag and Zeno van den Broek, who talk about their inspiration and international ambitions.

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Watch the interview with Anneke Jansen and Arthur Kerklaan:

A production by Dutch Performing Arts and Gaudeamus Muziekweek

Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2020 takes place from 9-13 September in Utrecht. This year's edition is like no other. Not only does the organisation celebrate its 75th anniversary. Also, because of the current COVID-19 measures, the professionals' programme that the festival had planned to organise for international presenters with Dutch Performing Arts fell through. Looking for alternative ways to present Netherlands-based artists and composers to international presenters, we've created a series of video portraits that spotlight some of the exciting Dutch work at this year's festival.
Asko|Schönberg performing 'Hoketus' by Louis Andriessen as part of the digital NITE Hotel