De keuze van
DENIZ GURHAN & CHRISTINA PETROU
Deniz Gurhan en Christina Petrou zijn verantwoordelijk voor de website Maastrichter.com en de Instagram pagina Maastrichterlife. We vroegen hen 5 voorstellingen te kiezen uit ons International programma en zij zijn hierbij de eerste internationale De keuze van!
First of all, how are you?
It has been way too long since we met.
I think the last time was just before Summer on a terrace when we talked about our International theatreprogramme and to see how we could help eachother. Our International programme that we were planning to start up this January, thinking the Covid-restrictions would be gone, and that we intended to communicate via your Maastrichter.com and via your lovely host Christina.
Now, when I take a look at your cultural agenda at Maastrichter.com, it almost hurts me to see al these concerts and plays in Liege and Aachen while we are still in a lockdown.
Nonetheless, our programme is still online and we are in pause-mode waiting and hoping to start up again soon.
Maybe you can do a kick-off by making a choice out of our international programme that for you and Christina are a must see/hear?
Looking forward and wishing you all the best!
"Theatre aan het Vrijthof has an inclusive international programme. It’s exciting to have such a wide range of
options available right on the doorstep in the center of Maastricht.
These are the performances that particularly interest us from the international programme this season."
CAREL KRAAYENHOF QUARTET
100 JAAR PIAZZOLLA
"Astor Piazzolla was an Argentinian bandoneon (kind of south American accordion) player and composer. He revolutionised Argentinian music by developing the traditional tango genre to include elements from the classical and jazz genres. You can expect spicy melodies with irregular jazz rhythms that take you to a hot
summer day sitting on a square in Buenos Aires, sipping a Pisco sour and watching a couple passionately dancing the tango.
Though he is Dutch, Argentinian music seems to run through the veins of Carel Kraayenhof. In 1986 he was invited by his idol, Piazzolla himself to perform in his tango show on Broadway, New York and upon returning, he formed his first tango orchestra which became one of the best in the world. Of course, it was only natural that in 2002 Kraayenhof brought the music of Piazzolla to the wedding of HRH Prince Willem-Alexander and his bride Máxima Zorreguieta. It is a treat to have this International star to perform in Maastricht and definitely one not to miss."
METROPOLE ORKEST MET DORONA ALBERTI EN TIM AKKERMAN
THE MUSIC FROM JAMES BOND
"You just cannot beat the epic sound of a full orchestra. Particularly with epic repertoire to match. The music from the Bond film franchise is as grand as the films themselves. Each score unique in its own message but inkeeping with the sultry, sexy ‘Bond style’ which seems to have become a musical genre of its own. There will also be two singers performing all the well known classics, new and old. How many will you recognise?"