Holland Festival


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Holland Festival

June
Holland (the Netherlands) didn't really have a single composer who could be honored by a festival in a specific city or town—such as the Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria ( see Salzburg Festival), or Germany's Wagner Festival in Bayreuth. Instead, it was decided in 1947 to have a single festival focused on three major cities—Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and the Hague/Scheveningen—that would cover a wide range of artistic and cultural activities and at the same time draw top international artists to the Netherlands.
Nowadays the festival is centered in Amsterdam and lasts 23 days in June with nearly 150 programs. The festival offers not only performances of orchestral and choral works but opera, ballet, contemporary music, dance, theater, and film as well.
In recent years the Holland Festival has been connected with the Amsterdam Roots Festival, which began in 1998 and also takes place during the month of June, and concentrates on world culture. The 2000 festival featured 65 musical and dance performances from artists from more than 30 nationalities.
CONTACTS:
Holland Festival
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 21
Amsterdam, 1017 RP Netherlands
31-20-530-7110; fax: 31-20-530-7119
hollandfestival.nl
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 141
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 283
MusFestEurBrit-1980, p. 124
MusFestWrld-1963, p. 193
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The Holland Festival's evolution continues through June 27, with more performers from Turkey and its neighbors: "From Byzantium to ystanbul" with composer Selim Doy-ru and singers Dilek TE-rkan and Vassiliki Papagiorgiu; "Armenia: Orient and Occident" with the Gurdjieff Folk Ensemble on June 7; "Resonating Universes" with electronic composer Erdem Helvacyoy-lu, harpist E[currency]irin Pancaroy-lu and singer Bora Uymaz on June 10; "A Night Under Eastern Skies" with Mercan Dede, Niyaz and Al-Kindi on June 12; and Turkish band Mor ve Eutesi and singer E[currency]ebnem Ferah on June 13.
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: This year's Holland Festival, which occupies most of June, has increased its showing of non-European theatre companies.
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The Holland Festival in Amsterdam opens in grand fashion this year with performances by Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna.
After the Second World War another revival took place, this time on the occasion of the Holland Festival in 1950, an attempt by the battered Netherlands to honor and to maintain its cultural heritage, The actor-director Johan de Meester, a pioneer of open-air theater in both Flanders and the Netherlands who in the period 1923-40 had inspired a wave of open-air performances, mounted a large-scale open-air performance of Elckerlijc on the Grote Markt in Brussels in 1947, an homage to the Brabant novelist, playwright, and filmmaker Herman Teirlinck, who had adapted the text.
The International Association of Theatre Critics (I.A.T.C) in association with the Holland Festival held a Colloquium in Amsterdam 17-20 June 2009 with the theme "Forced to tour/tour de force?" Delegates from across the world gathered to discuss this interesting topic.
Classical festivals he's performed at include the Salzburg Festival, Munich Opera, Holland Festival and Israel Festival.
It is the first of its sort to be seen ever in Holland at the occasion of the annual Holland Festival held in June in Amsterdam.'' Picture by Hugo Glenginning, courtesy Holland Festival.
By far the biggest arts event of the year in the Dutch calendar - the Holland Festival entertains Amsterdam for 3 whole weeks.
Dikker's ephemeral music, which is sometimes too dolorous and contains few operatic themes, was performed live with the pic at 1999's Holland Festival. Intertitles are in Dutch or Italian.
So it is no wonder that each year, as the scorching summer of South Australia drifts into fall, a proud group of transplanted Dutch hold what has become a defining homage to their land: the Holland Festival. The most recent of these celebrations, the Millennium Intercontinental Holland Festival 2000, was held at the Dutch Community Social Club grounds in the northern suburbs of Adelaide.
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