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Bram van Sambeek, Rick Stotijn & Hans Eijsackers

Bottesini, Tchaikovsky & Schumann for double bass and bassoon
Small Hall on Sunday
Sun 24 Nov ’24 12:00 uur

Bottesini - Gran Duo Concertante
Tchaikovsky - The Seasons (selection)
Schumann - Adagio and Allegro
Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You
Schoof - 2 Impromptus
Piazzolla - from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires: Summer

Sun 24 Nov ’24
12:00 uur
  • Sun 24 Nov ’24
    12:00 uur
    Small Hall
  • A drink is included in the price

On a sleek, fast racing bike, leaning forward, blonde curls waving, sunglasses on, and then also carrying a bassoon under your arm. That's Bram van Sambeek. He doesn't like boundaries, boxes, limitations. He stands with his instrument in the midst of life. One day he discovered Rick Stotijn. Another musician who thinks outside the box. Together with pianist Hans Eijsackers, they present a program that you can truly call cross-over: from Schumann to Led Zeppelin.

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin once said about Bram van Sambeek: "I think he can fall in love with many aspects of music, and he doesn't set limits for himself." About Rick Stotijn, he said: "Rick is a versatile musician with a passionate musicality and overwhelming virtuosity." Together, they perform the Grand Duo by the 19th-century double bass virtuoso Bottesini. They also share the solo position in the colorful 'Summer' from Piazzolla's Four Seasons. Both gentlemen in a song by Led Zeppelin: what will that be like?! Certainly more familiar then is Tchaikovsky, also represented with seasons; here Eijsackers takes a solo spot on the stage. 'In between', there is full-blooded romanticism from Robert Schumann. His Adagio and Allegro is actually for horn, but on double bass, the effect is new and colors the music just a bit differently.

After the concert

After the concert, we will serve a cup of coffee or tea with a delicious treat. This is included with your ticket.