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Below is a list of Turing Foundation music projects. More recent projects can be found on our art page.
Also see the archives for poetry and visual arts.

Older music projects :
Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht
March 2015
Opening Concert Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht, 2015
The Organisatie Oude Muziek ('Early Music Organisation') aims to promote knowledge about and love for early music. Its flagship... more

As Big As The Sky, Holland Festival, 2015
January 2015
As Big As The Sky, Holland Festival, 2015
The Holland Festival (founded in 1947) is the oldest and largest international performing arts festival in the Netherlands. Every year the... more

Pieter Roelf Youth Concert, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2014
January 2015
Pieter Roelf Youth Concerts, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2015
The North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (NNO) was founded in 1862 in Groningen, making it the oldest... more

Janine Jansen, International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, 2015
January 2015
International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, 2015
The top violinist Janine Jansen has been the leading light and standard bearer of the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht... more

Festival Classique 2015
October 2014
Festival Classique, Den Haag, 2015
Festival Classique is an annual music festival at the Hofvijver pond in The Hague, which successfully reaches a wide audience by presenting... more

Coup Fatal, June 2014
April 2014
Coup Fatal, Holland Festival, 2014
Every year, the Holland Festival manages to put together an internationally renowned, innovative and talked about festival, mixing performing... more

Wolfgangs Wondere Wereldreis Schoolconcerten
April 2014
Wolfgang's Wonderous Worldtrip - school concerts, South-Holland, 2014-2015
SEOP (a foundation for educational orchestra projects) and RBO Symfonia are producing children's concerts... more

International Saxophone Festival Amsterdam 2014
April 2014
International Saxophone Festival SAX, Amsterdam, 2014
In light of the 200th anniversary of its inventor Adolphe Sax, the Adolphe Sax Revisited Foundation is organising the first... more

Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
January 2014
Christina Pluhar l'Arpeggiata concert, Early Music Festival, Utrecht, 2014
The Organisation Early Music (OOM) is a national and international authority on the latest developments in... more

Dutch Youth String Orchestra NJSO, 2014
January 2014
Dutch Youth String Orchestra NJSO 2013-2014
The Dutch Youth String Orchestra (NJSO) the number-one string orchestra for talent aged 12-21. The orchestra combines the education of... more

NedPhO GO! Community Concerts
January 2014
Main Patron of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Community Concerts, 2012-2014
'If the people don't visit the orchestra, the orchestra will visit the people.' That's the idea... more

Dutch Harp Festival 2013
October 2013
Dutch Harp Festival 2013-2014
The Dutch Harp Festival was founded by the talented harpist Remy van Kesteren (1989) in 2010. The biannual festival wants to showcase the versatility... more

St Matthew Passion (BWV 244), J.S. Bach
July 2013
St Matthew Passion: an adaptation for children, Frank Groothof, 2012-2014
The Turing Foundation has been a proud partner of Stichting de Vrije Val for already five years. For his... more

Main patron Dutch Youth String Orchestra NJSO 2013
July 2013
Main patron Dutch Youth String Orchestra NJSO 2010-2013
The NJSO has 24 musicians. All of them are between the ages of 12 and 20 years old and are associated with the young talent... more

El Gusto - Kashba Blues, Holland Festival 2013
January 2013
El Gusto - Kashba Blues, Holland Festival, 2013
Every year, the Holland Festival manages to realize an internationally renowned, innovative and much talked-about festival, with a... more

Final concert Canal Festival 2011
January 2013
'United in Music', Amsterdam Canal Festival. Amsterdam, 2013
The 'Grachtenfestival' (canal festival) is a ten-day festival for classical music. The music is performed at special... more

Old Music Festival 2012
January 2013
'Striggio Mass', Old Music Festival, Utrecht, 2013
For years, the Organization Old Music (OOM) has been an authoritative body nationally and internationally when it comes to the... more

'Vivaldi and the Secret of the Nightingale', a previous project by RBO Sinfonia
November 2012
School concerts 'Mozart's Magic Journey', 2013
The Educational Orchestra Projects Foundation (SEOP) wants to familiarize children and teenagers with symphonic music. The foundation... more

Gustavo Dudamel
March 2012
Closing performance Holland Festival, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, 2012
In June 2012, the Holland Festival will be bringing music of international standing to the Netherlands once... more

Ricciotti plays in a hospital
March 2012
Main patronage of the Ricciotti Ensemble 2010-2012
The Ricciotti Ensemble consists of 40 idealistic conservatory students, and performs a minimum of 100 times a year. They seek out... more

A concert in the Classic Express
March 2012
The Princess Christina Concours - Classical Express, 2010-2012
The Princess Christina Concours strives to excite as many children as possible for classical music. To that end, in... more

Willem Breuker Kollektief 2009
March 2012
Goodbye tour Willem Breuker Collective, 2012
Willem Breuker (1944-2010) was a Dutch composer and saxophone player as well as one of the founding fathers of free music in the... more

Bach 7 Breakfast, Monday 8 November 2010, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
January 2012
The Amsterdam Cello Biannual 2012
The Amsterdamse Cello Biannual is a biannual international cello festival. The fourth edition of the festival will be held from October 26 -... more

Kees de Jongen, Frank Groothof, 2011-2012
November 2011
Rock Opera "Kees de Jongen", by Frank Groothof, 2009-2012
Time and time again, Frank Groothof manages to incite curiosity and excitement for classical music among large... more

An Introduction to Bach at Dutch Primary Schools, June 2012
November 2011
Bach Day - An Introduction to Bach at Dutch Primary Schools, 2009-2012
The three-year project 'Bach Day' (Dag van Bach) focuses on primary schools across the country and... more

Romantic Music Day 2010
March 2011
25th Romantic Music Day, 2011
This year will see the 25th edition of 'Romantic Music Day', organized by the Buitengoed Foundation. During this free festival, musicians of renowned... more

Iannis Xenakis in his studio, Paris, 1960
January 2011
Main patron The Iannis Xenakis Weekend, Holland Festival 2011
From June 2-26, 2011, Holland Festival will once again be welcoming international allure to the Netherlands. As... more

Netherlands Student Orchestra in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
January 2011
Performances Netherlands Student Orchestra, 2011
The 100-person strong Netherlands Student Orchestra (NSO) performs at the best music venues in the Netherlands. To turn the tide of... more

The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir led by Ton Koopman at the first Bach Festival, Dordrecht
January 2011
St. John Passion, Westerkerk, Amsterdam, 2011
After a period of grant trouble, the Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir are about to start afresh by planning two... more

International Festival of Windplaying On Wings!
October 2010
Second International wind instruments festival On Wings! 2010-2011
In order to reach as many people as possible, On Wings! will be collaborating with basically all cultural organizations in the... more

Music Theatre Performances Frank Groothof, 2010-2011
October 2010
Children's Opera about Napoleon, 2009-2011
Frank Groothof succeeds time and again in enthusing and exciting large groups of children with classical music. The Turing Foundation... more

Bach & Breakfast, monday 8 November 2010, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
May 2010
The Amsterdam Cello Biannual 2010
This two-yearly international cello festival offers specialist performances, but is at the same time directed at a broad audience from all over the Netherlands, presenting easily accessible activities and cello concerts... more

Romantic Music Day 2010
May 2010
Romantic Music Day 2010
This year will see the 24th edition of 'Romantic Music Day', organized by the Buitengoed Foundation. During this free festival, musicians of renowned... more

School Performances 'Takkenherrie'
May 2010
Main patron Youth Concert 'Takkenherrie' 2010-2012
The Blikskaters! music group is part of the Alle Hoeken van de Kamermuziek Foundation, made up of musicians who started in... more

Classical Music Evenings in the Vondelpark
May 2010
Free classical music at the Vondelpark 2007-2010
On Sunday Summer mornings, renowned music ensembles render free classical music in the Amsterdam Vondelpark Theater. In 2010... more

Muziekvoorstelling Wie temt de Koning?, 2010-2011
March 2010
Music performance Who will tame the king?, 2010-2011
The Apollo Ensemble has specialized in baroque performances played with authentic instruments. In Who will tame the... more

Operadagen Rotterdam
March 2010
Main patron Alla Turca, Rotterdam Opera days 2010
The Rotterdam Opera days were founded in 2001 to make opera accessible to everyone. For ten days straight there will be... more

NedPhO GO! Community Concerts
March 2010
Main patron of the Community Concerts of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, 2007-2010
To make classical music more easily accessible to everyone, at least 30 concerts a year are played at unexpected venues for an audience that... more

Lisa Jacobs tijdens de opening van het Eerste Bach Festival in Dordrecht
January 2010
Main patron First Bach Festival, Dordrecht, 2010
The Bach Festival Dordrecht has the ambition to become the first biennial Bach festival in the Netherlands. It will offer 80 to 100... more

Amal Maher opens the Holland Festival 2010 with A Tribute to Umm Kulthum
January 2010
A Tribute to Umm Kulthum, Holland Festival 2010
For many years, the Holland Festival has brought the world's best artists to the Netherlands. The 2010 edition of the festival... more

Klassiek voor de Kazerne, Naarden-Vesting, 19 juni 2010
January 2010
Main patron Classical music in..., Hengelo en Naarden-Vesting, 2010
Classical music in ... was founded to bring free classical music concerts to towns and cities that hardly... more

Calefax Rietkwintet
January 2010
The Music Factory, school- and family concerts, 2010-2011
Calefax Reed Quintet has given more than 600 concerts in twenty countries since it was founded in 1985. The Times on... more

Chamber Music Concerts for youngsters, Amsterdam
October 2009
Chamber Music Concerts for youngsters, Amsterdam, 2009-2010
The IJ-Salon is a private initiative by members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The foundation wants to make first-rate... more

Music Theatre Performances Frank Groothof, 2009-2011
July 2009
Children's Opera based on Goethe's Faust, 2009-2010
Frank Groothof succeeds time and again in enthusing and exciting large groups of children with classical music. The Turing... more

Ricciotti plays in a hospital
July 2009
Main patronage of the Ricciotti Ensemble 2007-2009
The Ricciotti Ensemble consists of 40 idealistic students who give 100 concerts a year at venues such as care homes, prisons, schools and asylum centres, for people who hardly ever... more

Oudeschilders Visserskoor, Texel
July 2009
Festival for Shanty Choirs, Den Burg, 2009-2010
The 50-headed Oudeschilder Visserskoor sings traditional fishermen's songs, not only at festivities but also in nursing homes... more

Pitiť by Les Ballets C de la B
April 2009
Pitiť, Holland Festival 2009
Since 1947 the annual Holland Festival has staged a wide array of impressive and high-profile artistic projects from all over the world,... more

International Festival of Windplaying On Wings!
April 2009
International wind instruments festival On Wings! 2009
In June 2009 the city of Groningen will stage On Wings!, Holland's first wind instruments festival. Players of wind... more

Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam
April 2009
Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam, 2009-2010
Over the years, the Brisk Recorder Quartet has built a firm reputation, particularly when it comes to performances for children. BRISK is... more

Residentie Bach Choir and Residentie Orchestra
April 2009
Matthew Passion by Residentie Bach Ensembles, 2009
Each year, the Residentie Bach Ensembles offer a varied concert programme of classical music, aiming to reach as many young... more

KamerOpera Festival 2009
January 2009
Chamber Opera Festival 2009
Zwolle's Chamber Orchestra Festival is the only festival dedicated exclusively to chamber opera and small-scale musical theatre. For as many as ten days... more

De Orkestkeuken
January 2009
Main patron 'The Orchestra Kitchen' 2009
The Holland Symfonia is one the major Dutch symphony orchestras, acting as the regular accompanist of the Dutch National Ballet and... more

Svadebka! The Village Wedding
October 2008
World Premiere Svadebka! The Village Wedding, 2008-2009
Svadebka! De Dorpsbruiloft (The Village Wedding) is the completed version of Stravinsky's unfinished instrumentation of Les... more

The Children's Concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
October 2008
Main patron of the Children's Concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, 2009
Following the success of Benjamin's Orchestra in 2007, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will in the... more

Opera per Tutti
October 2008
Opera per Tutti - Opera for everybody, 2008-2009
Opera per Tutti puts on operas of good quality in an informal atmosphere. Parts of well-known or less famous operas are performed in... more

Capella Frisiae in concert
October 2008
Christmas concerts Händel and Purcell, Groningen, Leeuwarden, Emmen, 2008
Capella Frisiae is a professional chamber choir which is well-known in the North of the Netherlands.... more

Haaglanden Chamber Music Festival
July 2008
Haaglanden Chamber Music Festival 2008
Haaglanden Chamber Music Festival explicitly aims to interest also the younger generation in chamber music. In 2008 the festival... more

Vincent van Gogh, a Life in Paintings
July 2008
Music Theatre Vincent van Gogh, a Life in Paintings, 2008-2009
The most recent music theatre production by Frank Groothof shows the life of Van Gogh, accompanied by music from contemporaries of Van Gogh - like Mendelssohn, Satie, Faurť... more

memorable moments
July 2008
Classical Music Performances for Small Children, Utrecht, 2008-2009
The MEMO Foundation puts small children - who are still fully receptive - into contact with live classical music. This year, MEMO plans... more

Amsterdamse Cello BiŽnnale, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
July 2008
The Amsterdam Cello Biennale 2008
This two-yearly international cello festival offers specialist performances, but is at the same time directed at a broad audience, presenting easily accessible activities and cello concerts... more

Noorderkerk Concerts: Marketplace for Music 2008
May 2008
Noorderkerk Concerts: Marketplace for Music 2008
The Noorderkerk Concerts Foundation each year performs a series of 30 to 35 short, easily accessible concerts of high quality in an informal atmosphere.... more

Chamber Opera 'Il Turco In Italia' by the NBE
May 2008
Rossini's Opera Il Turco In Italia, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, 2008
The 'Nederlands Blazers Ensemble (NBE)' has created a 'new' opera genre - the chamber opera - suitable to be performed at all kinds of locations. The music is well-accessible for... more

Music Registrations of previous Delft Chamber Music Festivals
May 2008
Delft Chamber Music Festival 2008
The Delft Chamber Music Festival has been organising performances of chamber music in the summer months for over 20 years. Every year, around 6,000 music lovers visit... more

Wouter van Bemmel's 'PersweeŽn': piece of music for printing press and orchestra
May 2008
Wouter van Bemmel "PersweeŽn", 2008
The sound of printing presses running and the Monotype pouring machine form the basis of this piece of music by Wouter van Bemmel. The composition will... more

'Ik en de Koningin' by the Max Tak Orchestra
May 2008
Music Theatre "Ik en de Koningin", Max Tak, 2008-2009
Children who have never before seen an orchestra perform live, and have no knowledge of classical music, can in this show... more

Holland Festival 2008: La Pasion segun San Marcos
February 2008
Main patron La Pasion segun San Marcos, Holland Festival 2008
International art critics have called it "the first masterpiece of the 21st century". In this swinging, large choral work, the Argentinean composer... more

Residentie Bach Choir and Residentie Orchestra
November 2007
Matthew Passion translated/adapted by Jan Rot, 2007-2008
The Residentie Bach Ensembles offer a varied concert programme of classical music in 2008 and 2009, aiming to reach as many young people... more

Frank Groothof plays Porgy & Bess
November 2007
Family show of Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, 2007-2008
With his opera arrangements, Frank Groothof succeeds time and again in enthusing and exciting large groups of children... more

World Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales
November 2007
Concerts of the World Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales, 2007-2008
Under the inspiring baton of the young Spanish conductor Josep Vincent, the World Orchestra will give four concerts in January 2008... more

The Grachtenfestival Amsterdam
July 2007
The 10th Grachtenfestival of Amsterdam, 2007
During this yearly music festival, performances of classical music in special locations in the historic town centre of Amsterdam and special concerts in... more

Opera Khadish
May 2007
Opera 'Khadish/Erwartung', 2007
A group of young and idealistic musicians produces a 'true contemporary opera', an artistic whole, composed of... more

Era la notte
March 2007
Main patron Era La Notte, Holland Festival 2007
During the 60th edition of the Holland Festival, soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci sings early Italian baroque music. This concert... more

Prinses Christina Concours Classic Express
January 2007
Bouw 'Classic Express' of the Princess Christina Concours, 2007
Het Prinses Christina Concours wil de jeugd kennis laten maken met klassieke en jazz muziek... more

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays 'Peter and the Wolf' for children
2006
Children's Concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, 2007
The RCO gives a children's concert that is linked to an educational project which enables primary school children in Amsterdam to enjoy... more

Het Reizend Muziekgezelschap
2006
25th anniversary of the Amsterdam Chamber Music Society, 2006-2007
Het Reizend Muziekgezelschap is een kamermuziekgezelschap met een wisselende bezetting van internationale topmuzikanten... more

The Atlas Ensemble brings together instruments from different cultures
2006
The Atlas Ensemble 2007-2009
30 musicians from China, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe are united in this ensemble and bring together instruments which originate from a common 'ancestor', but... more


Music
Organisatie Oude Muziek Opening Concert Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht, 2015
The Organisatie Oude Muziek ('Early Music Organisation') aims to promote knowledge about and love for early music. Its flagship production is the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, which is the biggest early music festival in the world with more than 250 concerts over 10 days, and attracts around 60,000 visitors every year. The Festival Oude Muziek will be held from 28 August to 6 September 2015 and its theme will be 'England, My England', in which a central role will be given to music by English composers from the Renaissance and early Baroque.

The Turing Foundation supports the Festival Oude Muziek with a contribution of €30,000, earmarked for the opening concert by Jordi Savall and Hespťrion XXI on 28 August 2015. see also: Organisatie Oude Muziek: other projects
Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht
Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht


Holland Festival As Big As The Sky, Holland Festival, 2015
The Holland Festival (founded in 1947) is the oldest and largest international performing arts festival in the Netherlands. Every year the festival presents a diverse range of world class performances and concerts. Co-commissioned by the Holland Festival, the Dutch composer Arnoud Noordegraaf wrote the opera 'As Big As The Sky' for the 2015 programme, in collaboration with the visual artist Ai Weiwei. This opera reflects on the relationship between China and the West, and the rise of China in the world.

The Turing Foundation is supporting the Holland Festival in 2015 with a contribution of €50,000. This contribution is earmarked for the performance of 'As Big As The Sky' from 11 to 14 June 2015. see also: Holland Festival: other projects
As Big As The Sky, Holland Festival, 2015
As Big As The Sky, Holland Festival, 2015


Noord Nederlands Orkest Pieter Roelf Youth Concerts, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2015
The North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (NNO) was founded in 1862 in Groningen, making it the oldest professional symphony orchestra in the Netherlands. Every year since 1999 the NNO has organised the Pieter Roelf Youth Concerts: they are high quality live classical music concerts for school children (9-12 year olds). Between 15 May and 12 June 2015 a total of thirty concerts will be performed in various concert halls in the three northern Dutch provinces of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe, and reach 10,000 children.

The Turing Foundation is supporting the Pieter Roelf Youth Concert 2015 with a contribution of €10,000. see also: Noord Nederlands Orkest: other projects
Pieter Roelf Youth Concert, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2014
Pieter Roelf Youth Concert, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2014


Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, 2015
The top violinist Janine Jansen has been the leading light and standard bearer of the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht (IKFU) since 2003. This five-day annual chamber music festival has a total of nearly fifty concerts and activities, which are held in over twenty different venues across the city of Utrecht, which enables it to reach a wide audience. Since 2013 the festival has been held in June (it used to be at the end of December), which has caused a dip in the number of visitors. The organisation aims in the coming years to boost public support and increase the number of visitors to the old level of 10,000 people.

The Turing Foundation is supporting the IKFU with a donation of €20,000 in 2015 see also: Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht: other projects
Janine Jansen, International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, 2015
Janine Jansen, International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, 2015


Festival Classique Festival Classique, Den Haag, 2015
Festival Classique is an annual music festival at the Hofvijver pond in The Hague, which successfully reaches a wide audience by presenting classical music in an accessible way. About half of Festival Classique concerts are for free. Festival Classique's annual highlight is the Hofvijver concert, which is broadcast live on Dutch television by AVRO. The number of seats on the podium in the Hofvijver pond is being doubled in 2015, enabling a total of 5,000 people to attend the concert.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 15,000 to Festival Classique 2015, earmarked for the Hofvijverconcert expansion. see also: Festival Classique: other projects
Festival Classique 2015
Festival Classique 2015


Holland Festival Coup Fatal, Holland Festival, 2014
Every year, the Holland Festival manages to put together an internationally renowned, innovative and talked about festival, mixing performing arts, big names, and daring experiments. The 2014 musical programme (June 1-28) promises to be a varied event once again.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 50,000 to the production 'Coup Fatal'. Countertenor Serge Kakudji from D.R. Congo and thirteen musicians from Kinshasa will be interpreting pieces from a number of baroque composers, resulting in an exuberant and organic performance of baroque phrases, rock, jazz, and traditional and contemporary Congolese music.

The Turing Foundation also sponsored the festival in 2013 (El Gusto - Kashba Blues), 2012 (Simon Bolivar Symfonie Orkest), 2011 (Iannis Xenakis), 2010 (A Tribute to Umm Kulthum), 2009 (Pitiť), 2008 (La Pasion segun San Marcos) and 2007 (Era La Notte). see also:
      Loopt als een trein, pakt uit als een feestje (Volkskrant)
      Holland Festival: other projects
Coup Fatal, June 2014
Coup Fatal, June 2014


SEOP Wolfgang's Wonderous Worldtrip - school concerts, South-Holland, 2014-2015
SEOP (a foundation for educational orchestra projects) and RBO Symfonia are producing children's concerts about classical composers, and show them in small municipalities in South-Holland. In September 2013, approximately 5,000 children from the Delft area have enjoyed 'Wolfgangs Wondere Wereldreis' (Wolfgang's Wondrous Journey around the World), a musical trip through the life of young Mozart. In 2014, the project will be brought to five new municipalities, reaching another 5,000 school children.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 12,500 to the project (like in 2013). see also: SEOP: other projects
Wolfgangs Wondere Wereldreis Schoolconcerten
Wolfgangs Wondere Wereldreis Schoolconcerten


Adolphe Sax Revisited International Saxophone Festival SAX, Amsterdam, 2014
In light of the 200th anniversary of its inventor Adolphe Sax, the Adolphe Sax Revisited Foundation is organising the first edition of the International Saxophone Festival: SAX 2014, held from 20-23 November. The festival will be celebrated at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ and is organised in collaboration with Bimhuis, Asko | SchŲnberg, and the Amsterdam School of the Arts. Presenting an elaborate and varied program, SAX 2014 will be showcasing the saxophone to the fullest: from classical to jazz, and from pop to world music. There will be performances by renowned sax players Branford Marsalis and Claude Delangle, as well as from Dutch masters Raaf Hekkema and Ties Mellema.

With a € 10,000 donation, the Turing Foundation is the main supporter of the 'Classical Day' on November 21. see also:
      Eerste editie SAX14 groot feest
      Een groot feest met 12.000 bezoekers (persbericht)
      SAX14 festival eert de saxofoon (Dichtbij)
      SAX14 - International Saxophone Festival (Volkskrant)
International Saxophone Festival Amsterdam 2014
International Saxophone Festival Amsterdam 2014


Organisatie Oude Muziek Christina Pluhar l'Arpeggiata concert, Early Music Festival, Utrecht, 2014
The Organisation Early Music (OOM) is a national and international authority on the latest developments in old music. The core activity of the organisation is the Early Music Festival: a ten-day festival with over 150 concerts and events in Utrecht (at new location Tivoli Vredenburg, historic locations throughout the city centre, and even in people's homes). The 2014 Early Music Festival will be celebrated from August 29 - September 7, and will focus on the influential Habsburg dynasty.

The Turing Foundation financially supports the Early Music festival with € 25,000, meant for the Christina Pluhar concert, and the early music ensemble l'Arpeggiata. see also: Organisatie Oude Muziek: other projects
Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra


Nederlands Jeugd Strijkorkest Dutch Youth String Orchestra NJSO 2013-2014
The Dutch Youth String Orchestra (NJSO) the number-one string orchestra for talent aged 12-21. The orchestra combines the education of the young professionals with high-quality concerts. Apart from their regular concerts, the NJSO also performs at special locations a few times every year, including nursing homes, hospitals, and schools. People who wouldn't normally seek out classical music get a chance to get acquainted with it anyway.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 5,000 to the NJSO programme for 2014. see also: Nederlands Jeugd Strijkorkest: other projects
Dutch Youth String Orchestra NJSO, 2014
Dutch Youth String Orchestra NJSO, 2014


Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest Main Patron of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Community Concerts, 2012-2014
'If the people don't visit the orchestra, the orchestra will visit the people.' That's the idea behind this extensive events program of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. In an attempt to make classical music available to all, NedPhO GO! plays at least 30 concerts a year in random spots for people that wouldn't normally visit classical concerts, for whatever reason. Their performances are part of Concerten in de Wijk. Can be found at the Westerpark, elderly homes, community events, hospitals and festivals throughout Amsterdam.

The Turing Foundation will be the main patron of this initiative for another three years, from 2012-2014, donating a total of € 35,000. see also: Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest: other projects
NedPhO GO! Community Concerts
NedPhO GO! Community Concerts


Dutch Harp Festival Dutch Harp Festival 2013-2014
The Dutch Harp Festival was founded by the talented harpist Remy van Kesteren (1989) in 2010. The biannual festival wants to showcase the versatility of the harp as well as introduce it to a wider and new audience. The festival program isnít just aimed at existing harp enthusiasts, but focuses on younger generations as well.

The Turing Foundation will be contributing € 10,000 to the third edition of the Dutch Harp Festival (February 26-March 14, 2014), themed ĎStorytellingí.

Dutch Harp Festival 2013
Dutch Harp Festival 2013


Vrije Val St Matthew Passion: an adaptation for children, Frank Groothof, 2012-2014
The Turing Foundation has been a proud partner of Stichting de Vrije Val for already five years. For his lastest production, Frank Groothof wants to develop the first-ever children's version of the St Mathew Passion that's performed every year at Easter. Gradually, he wants to create a tradition of not only telling adult about the passion, but children, too. The first performances are scheduled for 2014.

The Turing Foundation will be contributing € 20,000 to the realization of this musical performance. Previously, the Turing Foundation financed the Vrij val productions Kees de Jongen, De soldaat en de keizer, De jongen, het meisje en de heks van het woeste woud, Vincent van Gogh, een Leven in Schilderijen and Porgy & Bess van Gershwin. see also: Vrije Val: other projects
St Matthew Passion (BWV 244), J.S. Bach
St Matthew Passion (BWV 244), J.S. Bach


Nederlands Jeugd Strijkorkest Main patron Dutch Youth String Orchestra NJSO 2010-2013
The NJSO has 24 musicians. All of them are between the ages of 12 and 20 years old and are associated with the young talent classes of the Dutch Schools of music. Thanks to the Turing Foundation, they are able to increase their yearly number of performances from 15 to a minimum of 21. They play in homes for the elderly, community centres and schools. The concerts are always accompanied by renowned musicians like Lisa Ferschtman, Cora Brugman and the Zapp string quartet.

By donating € 15,000, the Turing Foundation will be the main patron of NJSO's free concerts until 2013. see also: Nederlands Jeugd Strijkorkest: other projects
Main patron Dutch Youth String Orchestra NJSO 2013
Main patron Dutch Youth String Orchestra NJSO 2013


Holland Festival El Gusto - Kashba Blues, Holland Festival, 2013
Every year, the Holland Festival manages to realize an internationally renowned, innovative and much talked-about festival, with a mix of performing arts, big names and daring experiments. The musical program for 2013 (June 1-26) promises to be varied once again, featuring 'World Music' and 'Contemporary Compositions'.

The Turing Foundation will be contributing € 50,000 to this edition of the Holland Festival, meant for 'World Music'. The Turing Foundation also sponsored the festival in 2012 (Simon Bolivar Symfonie Orkest), 2011 (Iannis Xenakis), 2010 (A Tribute to Umm Kulthum), 2009 (Pitiť), 2008 (La Pasion segun San Marcos) and 2007 (Era La Notte). see also:
  Holland Festival 2013 - El Gusto
  El Gusto - Kashba Blues
  El Gusto - The Movie
      Holland Festival: other projects
El Gusto - Kashba Blues, Holland Festival 2013
El Gusto - Kashba Blues, Holland Festival 2013


Grachtenfestival Amsterdam 'United in Music', Amsterdam Canal Festival. Amsterdam, 2013
The 'Grachtenfestival' (canal festival) is a ten-day festival for classical music. The music is performed at special locations in the Amsterdam city center, and all performances can be attended either free of charge or at a low admission price. During the 2013 Grachtenfestival (17-21 August) the World Orchestra, consisting of 500 musicians from 60 countries when the entire crew is together, will be performing a free open-air concert on a pontoon in the Amsterdam canals.

The Turing Foundation will be donating € 15,000 to the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, which will be earmarked for the 'United in Music' project. see also: Grachtenfestival Amsterdam: other projects
Final concert Canal Festival 2011
Final concert Canal Festival 2011


Organisatie Oude Muziek 'Striggio Mass', Old Music Festival, Utrecht, 2013
For years, the Organization Old Music (OOM) has been an authoritative body nationally and internationally when it comes to the latest developments in old music. The core activity of the organization is the Festival Oude Muziek (Old Music Festival): a ten-day festival featuring over 150 concerts and events in the Utrecht city center. Festival Oude Muziek 2013 (entitled 'Europe' and held from August 23 - September 1) is devoted to the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht. One of the major concerts will be the 'Mass of Striggio', a forty-part performance in the Dom the festival hopes will attract a large audience.

The Turing Foundation will be supporting the Festival Oude Muziek with a € 20,000 contribution meant for the 'Mass of Striggio' (29 August 2013). see also: Organisatie Oude Muziek: other projects
Old Music Festival 2012
Old Music Festival 2012


SEOPRBO Sinfonia School concerts 'Mozart's Magic Journey', 2013
The Educational Orchestra Projects Foundation (SEOP) wants to familiarize children and teenagers with symphonic music. The foundation does so by adapting the 'Classical Kids' series on classical composers. In September 2013, 'Mozart's Magical Journey' will be performed - a musical journey exploring the life of the young Mozart.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 12,500 to the project that will reach approximately 4,800 school children. see also: SEOP: other projects
'Vivaldi and the Secret of the Nightingale', a previous project by RBO Sinfonia
'Vivaldi and the Secret of the Nightingale', a previous project by RBO Sinfonia


Holland Festival Closing performance Holland Festival, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, 2012
In June 2012, the Holland Festival will be bringing music of international standing to the Netherlands once again. This year, the closing musical performance will be played by the Simon Bolivar Symfonie Orkest conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. The 30-year-old Dudamel managed to gain widespread fame as a conductor in a very short time, and has already conducted all major orchestras from all over the world, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. At the Holland Festival 2012, the Simon Bolivar Orchestra will be performing in the Netherlands for the first time, playing the exhilarating Rituales Amerindos by Esteban Benzecry, and Richard Strauss' Eine Alpensymphonie.

The Turing Foundation will be contributing € 50,000 to the closing performance of next year's Holland Festival. The Turing Foundation has also financed the festival in 2011 (Iannis Xenakis), 2010 (A Tribute to Umm Kulthum), 2009 (Pitiť), 2008 (La Pasion segun San Marcos) and 2007 (Era La Notte). see also: Holland Festival: other projects
Gustavo Dudamel
Gustavo Dudamel


Ricciotti Ensemble Main patronage of the Ricciotti Ensemble 2010-2012
The Ricciotti Ensemble consists of 40 idealistic conservatory students, and performs a minimum of 100 times a year. They seek out the people that are unable to attend live classical performances for different reasons. The Ricciotti performs, invited or not, in health care residences, prisons, at schools, in the street and in refugee centres. From 2007-2009 we have been Ricciotti's main patron.

The Turing Foundation will again be main patron of the Ricciotti Ensemble's Dutch performances in 2012, donating € 30.000. see also: Ricciotti Ensemble: other projects
Ricciotti plays in a hospital
Ricciotti plays in a hospital


Prinses Christina ConcoursClassic Express The Princess Christina Concours - Classical Express, 2010-2012
The Princess Christina Concours strives to excite as many children as possible for classical music. To that end, in 2007 the Turing Foundation contributed to the development of the Princess Christina Express, a truck that tours schools in the Netherlands to perform classical concerts for children. Due to the overwhelming success, the Classical Express wants to go from 300 to 500 concerts a year in order to reach 12,000 children each year.

Just like last year, the Turing Foundation donates € 20,000 for the expansion of the number of school concerts in 2012. see also:
      Prinses Christina Concours: other projects
      Classic Express: other projects
A concert in the Classic Express
A concert in the Classic Express


Willem Breuker Kollektief Goodbye tour Willem Breuker Collective, 2012
Willem Breuker (1944-2010) was a Dutch composer and saxophone player as well as one of the founding fathers of free music in the Netherlands. The Willem Breuker Collective he founded will be organizing a goodbye tour entitled 'Happy End' to honour their founder and name giver. November and December of 2012 will see a total of 20 concerts that focus on Willem Breuker's most important compositions, which will be interconnected with music from artists like Hans Dulfer, Leonard Frank and Vera Beths.

The Turing Foundation will be contributing € 5,000 to the Willem Breuker Collective goodbye tour, 2012. see also:   Tournee Willem Breuker Collectief (Met het oog op morgen)
Willem Breuker Kollektief 2009
Willem Breuker Kollektief 2009


Amsterdamse Cello BiŽnnale The Amsterdam Cello Biannual 2012
The Amsterdamse Cello Biannual is a biannual international cello festival. The fourth edition of the festival will be held from October 26 - November 3, 2012. Apart from recondite performances, the festival also focuses on a wider audience from all over the Netherlands with accessible activities and free cello performances. After the first three editions, the cello festival has managed to become the largest in the world, with over 200,000 people visiting.

Like it did for the previous two editions, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 15,000 to one of the more accessible public activities of the 4th Amsterdam Cello Biannual: Bach and Breakfast. see also:
      Cellofestival verrast weer (Volkskrant, 2010)
      Mega Kinder Cello Orkest laat de cello huilen (NRC, 2010)
      Solisten kruisen de strijkstokken (Volkskrant, 2010)
      Een cello is vooral melancholisch (Trouw, 2010)
      Amsterdamse Cello BiŽnnale: other projects
Bach 7 Breakfast, Monday 8 November 2010, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Bach 7 Breakfast, Monday 8 November 2010, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam


Vrije Val Rock Opera "Kees de Jongen", by Frank Groothof, 2009-2012
Time and time again, Frank Groothof manages to incite curiosity and excitement for classical music among large groups of children. In 2011 and 2012, groothof is playing Kees de Jongen (Kees the Boy), after the well-known book by Theo Thijssen. The opera premieres November 27 in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. The Turing Foundation also financed his previous productions De soldaat en de keizer (The Soldier and the Emperor), De jongen, het meisje en de heks van het woeste woud (The boy, the girl and the witch of the wild woods), Vincent van Gogh, een Leven in Schilderijen (Vincent van Gogh, a Life in Paintings) and Porgy & Bess by Gershwin.

The Turing Foundation has been structurally supporting his production office for years. Up to and including 2011, the Foundation will finance fifteen extra school performances every year for € 15,000. In total, some 13,500 more children will be reached. see also:
      Kees op leeftijd nog steeds vol branie (NRC Handelsblad)
  Frank Groothof over rockopera "Kees de Jongen" (Radio 4)
      Vrije Val: other projects
Kees de Jongen, Frank Groothof, 2011-2012
Kees de Jongen, Frank Groothof, 2011-2012


Nederlandse Bachvereniging Bach Day - An Introduction to Bach at Dutch Primary Schools, 2009-2012
The three-year project 'Bach Day' (Dag van Bach) focuses on primary schools across the country and introduces children to classical music, musicians and their musical instruments. In the coming three years, the Netherlands Bach Society intends to reach 13,500 pupils with their project, amongst whom many children who would otherwise not necessarily get into contact with classical music. The children will listen to a concert by professional musicians and will be confronted with Bach's music in a very valuable way.

The Turing Foundation makes available € 45,000 for this project until June 2012.

An Introduction to Bach at Dutch Primary Schools, June 2012
An Introduction to Bach at Dutch Primary Schools, June 2012


Stichting Buitengoed 25th Romantic Music Day, 2011
This year will see the 25th edition of 'Romantic Music Day', organized by the Buitengoed Foundation. During this free festival, musicians of renowned orchestras will be performing along with laureates of the Princess Christina Concourse and the Young Musical Talent Foundation. The day, that attracted 28.100 visitors last year, will be concluded with a moonlight concert.

Just like last year, the Turing Foundation donates € 5,000 to the festival. The festival is held 14 August 2011. see also: Stichting Buitengoed: other projects
Romantic Music Day 2010
Romantic Music Day 2010


Holland Festival Main patron The Iannis Xenakis Weekend, Holland Festival 2011
From June 2-26, 2011, Holland Festival will once again be welcoming international allure to the Netherlands. As before, this edition will feature an extensive and modern classical music programme.

During the festival's first weekend (3-5 June, 2011), Holland Festival presents Greek visionary composer and architect Iannis Xenakis, who will perform at least four high-quality concerts at the Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.

The Turing Foundation is the Xenakis Weekend's main patron with a € 50,000 contribution.

The Turing Foundation also financed the festival in 2010 2010 (A Tribute to Umm Kulthum), 2009 (Pitiť), 2008 (La Pasion segun San Marcos) and 2007 (Era La Notte), and will continue doing so at least until 2012. see also: Holland Festival: other projects
Iannis Xenakis in his studio, Paris, 1960
Iannis Xenakis in his studio, Paris, 1960


Nederlands Studenten Orkest Performances Netherlands Student Orchestra, 2011
The 100-person strong Netherlands Student Orchestra (NSO) performs at the best music venues in the Netherlands. To turn the tide of the dropping number of visitors, NSO wants to experiment with a reduced ticket price. In February, the orchestra wants to lower admission fees to 10 euro's to hopefully attract a new, younger audience.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 7,500 to NSO in 2011.

Netherlands Student Orchestra in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
Netherlands Student Orchestra in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw


Ton Koopman en het Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir St. John Passion, Westerkerk, Amsterdam, 2011
After a period of grant trouble, the Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir are about to start afresh by planning two "unforgettable performances" of the St. John Passion by J.S. Bach, on April 9 and 10, 2011, in the Amsterdam Westerkerk.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 5,000 to enable the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir's 'resurrection'.

The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir led by Ton Koopman at the first Bach Festival, Dordrecht
The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir led by Ton Koopman at the first Bach Festival, Dordrecht


On Wings Second International wind instruments festival On Wings! 2010-2011
In June 2009, the first Dutch edition of the International wind instruments festival took place. The second edition will be held in 2011, with performances by the Concert Hall orchestra and the Postal Band, among many others. In order to reach as many people as possible, On Wings! will be collaborating with basically all Groningens's cultural organizations: music schools, concert halls, and theaters.

The Turing Foundation donates € 12,500 to the second edition of On Wings! see also: On Wings: other projects
International Festival of Windplaying On Wings!
International Festival of Windplaying On Wings!


Vrije Val Children's Opera about Napoleon, 2009-2011
Frank Groothof succeeds time and again in enthusing and exciting large groups of children with classical music. The Turing Foundation already made donations to earlier music theatre production of his, amongst which Vincent van Gogh, A Life in Paintings and Gershwin's Porgy & Bess.

The Turing Foundation will support the activities of his production office structurally during the coming years, enabling fifteen extra school performances by donating a yearly sum of € 15,000 until 2011. see also: Vrije Val: other projects
Music Theatre Performances Frank Groothof, 2010-2011
Music Theatre Performances Frank Groothof, 2010-2011


Amsterdamse Cello BiŽnnale The Amsterdam Cello Biannual 2010
The ACB is a biannual international cello festival. From 5-13 November 2010, 37 concerts will be held. The festival offers specialist performances, but also focuses on a broader audience from all over the Netherlands, offering accessible activities and free cello performances.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 20,000 to the accessible public activity "Bach & Breakfast" by the Amsterdam Cello Biennale 2010. see also:
      Cellofestival verrast weer (Volkskrant)
      Mega Kinder Cello Orkest laat de cello huilen (NRC)
      Solisten kruisen de strijkstokken (Volkskrant)
      Een cello is vooral melancholisch (Trouw)
      Amsterdamse Cello BiŽnnale: other projects
Bach & Breakfast, monday 8 November 2010, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Bach & Breakfast, monday 8 November 2010, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam


Stichting Buitengoed Romantic Music Day 2010
This year will see the 24th edition of 'Romantic Music Day', organized by the Buitengoed Foundation. During this free festival, musicians of renowned orchestras will be performing along with laureates of the Princess Christina Concourse and the Young Musical Talent Foundation. The day, that attracted tens of thousands of visitors last year, will be concluded with a moonlight concert.

The Turing Foundation will donate € 5,000 to the festival that will be held 8 August 2010. see also: Stichting Buitengoed: other projects
Romantic Music Day 2010
Romantic Music Day 2010


Alle Hoeken van de Kamermuziek Main patron Youth Concert 'Takkenherrie' 2010-2012
The Blikskaters! music group is part of the Alle Hoeken van de Kamermuziek Foundation, made up of musicians who started in the Ricciotti Ensemble. Blikskaters! created the classical production 'Takkenherrie'. They want to perform their children's show, in which music plays a leading part, at 22 schools in the provinces of Utrecht, South-Holland and North-Brabant.

The Turing Foundation is the main patron of these school concerts and contributes € 5,000.

School Performances 'Takkenherrie'
School Performances 'Takkenherrie'


Amsterdamse Vondelpark Openluchttheater Free classical music at the Vondelpark 2007-2010
On Summer Sunday mornings, renowned music societies will be performing classical pieces for free in the Amsterdam Vondelpark Open air theatre. In June, July and August 2010 there will be performances by the Dutch Chamber Orchestra, the Ricciotti Ensemble, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, and perhaps the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra and the Atlas Ensemble.

Like last year, the Turing Foundation will once again adopt these successful classical performances with a € 20,000 donation for 2010.

Classical Music Evenings in the Vondelpark
Classical Music Evenings in the Vondelpark


Orkaan ProductiesApollo Ensemble Music performance Who will tame the king?, 2010-2011
The Apollo Ensemble has specialized in baroque performances played with authentic instruments. In Who will tame the king? the focus is on baroque music for children. The show aims at having children experience the 18th century by performing music by Purcell, Desmas, Bach, Hume and others. There will be 13 family concerts throughout the Netherlands as well as 8 performances at schools in the province of Flevoland.

The Turing Foundation will donate € 20,000 to this musical performance developed especially for children. see also: Orkaan Producties: other projects
Muziekvoorstelling Wie temt de Koning?, 2010-2011
Muziekvoorstelling Wie temt de Koning?, 2010-2011


Opera Rotterdam Main patron Alla Turca, Rotterdam Opera days 2010
The Rotterdam Opera days were founded in 2001 to make opera accessible to everyone. For ten days straight there will be concerts on various stages, in the street and at special venues in the city. For the 2010 edition, the Turing Foundation supports the festival in the realisation of the show Alla Turca by the baroque orchestra B'rock. B'rock is currently a national and international hit. Alla Turca combines oriental music - as westerners used to think it must sound - with Mozart.

The Turing Foundation will donate € 10.000 which makes it the main patron of the Alla Turca concert.

Operadagen Rotterdam
Operadagen Rotterdam


Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest Main patron of the Community Concerts of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, 2007-2010
'If people do not come to the orchestra, then the orchestra will come to the people.' That is the underlying thought of the extensive programme of activities GO!, launched by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (NedPho) in 2005. NedPhO GO! makes classical music more easily accessible to everyone and consists of least 30 concerts a year under the title 'Concerten in de Wijk' (Community Concerts). These concerts take place at unexpected venues for an audience that is - for various reasons - not used to visiting classical concerts. NedPho GO! can be found at the Westerpark, in rest homes, at community events, in hospitals and at festivals anywhere in Amsterdam.

In 2010, just like in the last two years, the Turing Foundation is the main contributor to the NedPhO GO! Community Concerts (€ 20,000 a year). see also: Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest: other projects
NedPhO GO! Community Concerts
NedPhO GO! Community Concerts


Bach Festival Dordrecht Main patron First Bach Festival, Dordrecht, 2010
The Bach Festival Dordrecht has the ambition to become the first biennial Bach festival in the Netherlands. It will offer 80 to 100 large and small-scale concerts, performed by renowned musicians and recently graduated young talent from home and abroad. The concerts will be performed in- and outdoors, at lunch time, in the middle of the night and at all other times of the day.

The Turing Foundation donates € 20,000 to the first Bach Festival. see also:
      Bach heeft Dordrecht ingenomen (Trouw)
      Begin Bach Festival ongekend muziekfeest (AD Dordrecht)
      Eerste Bach Festival trekt 10.000 bezoekers
      Rappen op Bach in Dordrecht (Telegraaf)
      Gustav Leonhardt en hartveroverende Tranen van Bach (AD Dordrecht)
      Bach Festival presenteert klassiek ťn vernieuwend programma
      Nieuw Bach Festival voor Dordrecht
Lisa Jacobs tijdens de opening van het Eerste Bach Festival in Dordrecht
Lisa Jacobs tijdens de opening van het Eerste Bach Festival in Dordrecht


Holland Festival A Tribute to Umm Kulthum, Holland Festival 2010
For many years, the Holland Festival has brought the world's best artists to the Netherlands. The 2010 edition of the festival will start with songs by Umm Kulthum, written for the in the region very popular 'Arab Maria Callas'. The songs will be performed by the Egyptian singer Amal Maher. This concert, brought to the Netherlands especially for the Holland Festival, was first performed in 2009 during the Beiteddine Festival of Lebanon.

The Turing Foundation donates € 50,000 to this special musical performance. The foundation made earlier donations to the festival in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and will continue to support it at least until 2012. see also: Holland Festival: other projects
Amal Maher opens the Holland Festival 2010 with A Tribute to Umm Kulthum
Amal Maher opens the Holland Festival 2010 with A Tribute to Umm Kulthum


Klassiek aan de ... Main patron Classical music in..., Hengelo en Naarden-Vesting, 2010
Classical music in ... was founded to bring free classical music concerts to towns and cities that hardly have any classical music calendar at all. Musicians of ensembles such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will give several concerts. Children in the 7th and 8th grades of primary school will be actively involved in the concerts through the project The Music Box.

By donating € 10,000 the Turing Foundation is the main patron of this project in the Summer of 2010 in Hengelo en Naarden-Vesting. see also: Klassieke klanken bij de kazerne
Klassiek voor de Kazerne, Naarden-Vesting, 19 juni 2010
Klassiek voor de Kazerne, Naarden-Vesting, 19 juni 2010


Orkaan ProductiesCalefax Rietkwintet The Music Factory, school- and family concerts, 2010-2011
Calefax Reed Quintet has given more than 600 concerts in twenty countries since it was founded in 1985. The Times on Calefax: "Calefax - five extremely gifted Dutch Gents who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet." With their Music Factory project, Calefax wants to develop and play a compact 'Out of the Boot Concert' (kofferbakvoorstelling): easy to perform in concert halls and churches, with no complicated technical requirements, props or actors.

The Turing Foundation donates € 15,000 and is the main patron of 19 concerts for children and young concert goers in 2010-2011. see also: Orkaan Producties: other projects
Calefax Rietkwintet
Calefax Rietkwintet


IJ-Salon Chamber Music Concerts for youngsters, Amsterdam, 2009-2010
The IJ-Salon is a private initiative by members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The foundation wants to make first-rate chamber music accessible to a wide audience by means of concerts in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam.

For € 10,000 the Turing Foundation adopts the 'Mini-IJ-Salon': eight school concerts and a family concert that will reach around 800 schoolchildren from carefully selected secondary schools in Amsterdam Zuidoost, Amsterdam West and Krommenie.

Chamber Music Concerts for youngsters, Amsterdam
Chamber Music Concerts for youngsters, Amsterdam


Vrije Val Children's Opera based on Goethe's Faust, 2009-2010
Frank Groothof succeeds time and again in enthusing and exciting large groups of children with classical music. The Turing Foundation already made donations to earlier music theatre production of his, amongst which Vincent van Gogh, A Life in Paintings and Gershwin's Porgy & Bess.

The Turing Foundation will support the activities of his production office structurally during the coming years, enabling fifteen extra school performances by donating a yearly sum of € 15,000 until 2011. see also: Vrije Val: other projects
Music Theatre Performances Frank Groothof, 2009-2011
Music Theatre Performances Frank Groothof, 2009-2011


Ricciotti Ensemble Main patronage of the Ricciotti Ensemble 2007-2009
The Ricciotti Ensemble consists of 40 idealistic (conservatory) students who give 100 concerts a year for people who are unable to attend live performances of symphonic music. The orchestra plays at venues such as care homes, prisons, schools and asylum centres.

The Turing Foundation is the main sponsor of the Ricciotti Ensemble in 2009, just like past years (€ 35,000 a year). see also:
      Turing Foundation hoofddonateur ricciotti
      Ricciotti Ensemble: other projects
Ricciotti plays in a hospital
Ricciotti plays in a hospital


Oudeschilders Visserskoor Festival for Shanty Choirs, Den Burg, 2009-2010
The 50-headed Oudeschilder Visserskoor sings traditional fishermen's songs, not only at festivities but also in nursing homes and homes for the elderly. Their foundation is organising a festival especially for shanty choirs (the Wadden Shanty Choirs Festival) on 26 June 2010.

The Turing Foundation makes a once-only donation of € 5,000 to support a successful first edition of the festival.

Oudeschilders Visserskoor, Texel
Oudeschilders Visserskoor, Texel


Holland Festival Pitiť, Holland Festival 2009
Since 1947 the annual Holland Festival has staged a wide array of impressive and high-profile artistic projects from all over the world, including theatre, music, dance, and the plastic arts.

Like in 2007 ('Era La Notte') and 2008 ('La Pasiůn segķn San Marcos'), the Turing Foundation will contribute to this year's Holland Festival by supporting Pitiť by Les Ballets C de la B. The performance is a fresh 'total experience' of Bach's St Matthew's Passion, pivoting around the much loved 'Erbarme dich' aria. In addition, African influences are explicitly part of the performance. In this way, starting from Bach rather then ending in Bach, the composer becomes liberated from the dominant Western tradition.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 25,000 to the performances, which are scheduled for 11, 12, and 13 June in the Carrť Theatre, Amsterdam. see also: Holland Festival: other projects
Pitiť by Les Ballets C de la B
Pitiť by Les Ballets C de la B


On Wings International wind instruments festival On Wings! 2009
In June 2009 the city of Groningen will stage On Wings!, Holland's first wind instruments festival. Players of wind instruments from home and abroad will perform throughout town. Apart from the many concerts, a wind instruments contest as well as varied peripheral activities will be organised. In order to reach as large an audience as possible, On Wings! has sought collaboration with almost every single cultural platform in town, such as schools of music, concert halls and theatres. In addition, on June 13 Groningen will witness a wide array of free, easily accessible performances of music by Bach in a great number of venues as well as in the streets and in the Station Building.

The Turing Foundation has adopted the activities of Saturday, June 13, by donating € 15.000, so as to make the free Bach concerts possible. see also: On Wings: other projects
International Festival of Windplaying On Wings!
International Festival of Windplaying On Wings!


Brisk Recorder Quartet Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam, 2009-2010
Over the years, the Brisk Recorder Quartet has built a firm reputation, particularly when it comes to performances for children. BRISK is aware, from experience, that school performances allow children who normally remain largely ignorant of classical music, to come into contact with it.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 10,000 to BRISK's new performance for children entitled 'Who ordered the man', aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 10, making possible a total of 30 rather than 18 school performances.

Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam
Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam


Residentie Bach Ensembles Matthew Passion by Residentie Bach Ensembles, 2009
Each year, the Residentie Bach Ensembles offer a varied concert programme of classical music, aiming to reach as many young people as possible without damaging the quality of the music. In 2006, their Matthew Passion, adapted and translated into Dutch, became a national hit.

Just like last year, the Turing Foundation will be the main patron of the performances of the Matthew Passion in 2009 (€ 10,000). see also: Residentie Bach Ensembles: other projects
Residentie Bach Choir and Residentie Orchestra
Residentie Bach Choir and Residentie Orchestra


Zwolle Nederlands KamerOpera Festival Chamber Opera Festival 2009
Zwolle's Chamber Orchestra Festival is the only festival dedicated exclusively to chamber opera and small-scale musical theatre. For as many as ten days performances from home and abroad, and from baroque to contemporary music will be on offer. In the past, the festival attracted on average 4,500 visitors each year but its aim is to cater for at least 7,500 visitors in the future. In order to achieve this goal the festival will organise free open-air performances, schedule opera productions for and to be performed by young people and set up substantial peripheral activities.

The Turing Foundation will offer a once-only € 20,000 in order to support the festival's activities aimed at broadening its audience.

KamerOpera Festival 2009
KamerOpera Festival 2009


Holland Symfonia Main patron 'The Orchestra Kitchen' 2009
The Holland Symfonia is one the major Dutch symphony orchestras, acting as the regular accompanist of the Dutch National Ballet and the Nederlands Dans Theater. Developed especially for children, "The Orchestra Kitchen" was set up by Holland Symfonia to display, in a "kitchen setting", a great number of musical compositions. Children are thus given the chance to be introduced to live classical music. The performance is aimed at making, tasting, colouring and listening to music together.

By contributing € 27,500 the Turing foundation will be the main patron of the performances in 2009.

De Orkestkeuken
De Orkestkeuken


Stichting De Dorpsbruiloft World Premiere Svadebka! The Village Wedding, 2008-2009
Svadebka! De Dorpsbruiloft (The Village Wedding) is the completed version of Stravinsky's unfinished instrumentation of Les Noces by the Dutch composer Theo Verbey, written in 1919. It has never before been performed. For this performance, De Dorpsbruiloft Foundation has acquired the exclusive rights from the Stravinsky heirs. The world premiere of the piece will be staged in 2009 during the opening of the Hermitage in Amsterdam and will be part of the Grachtenfestival. After the Dutch concert series, the production will travel to Saint Petersburg.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 20,000 towards the costs of this project.

Svadebka! The Village Wedding
Svadebka! The Village Wedding


Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest Main patron of the Children's Concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, 2009
Following the success of Benjamin's Orchestra in 2007, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will in the Spring of 2009 be putting on Hšndel's 'Music for the Royal Fireworks' in children's adaptation, entitled 'Koninklijk Vuurwerk' in Dutch. The story is based in Hšndel's house in London, which was closed for years because it was thought to be haunted.

In order to reach even more children this year who would not normally get in touch with classical music, the choice has been made to aim this project expressly at the schools right outside Amsterdam, such as Almere and Purmerend. Transportation by bus is included in the project.

The school concerts are given on February 27, 2009. After that, two public concerts will be organised on March 1. As the main patron of the project, the Turing Foundation contributes € 30,000 to the children's concerts. see also: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest: other projects
The Children's Concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
The Children's Concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra


Opera per Tutti Opera per Tutti - Opera for everybody, 2008-2009
Opera per Tutti puts on operas of good quality in an informal atmosphere. Parts of well-known or less famous operas are performed in a light-hearted way, while no harm is being done to the quality of the performance. The music performed and the corresponding plots are briefly explained to the audience. The founders want to offer opera on a weekly basis in informal concert locations. Opera per Tutti thus organises weekly performances in the Vondelkerk in Amsterdam, offering a mix of professional opera singers and students of the Nieuwe Opera Academie and the conservatories of Amsterdam and The Hague. The performances attract opera lovers from all over the country.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 20,000 to the activities of Opera per Tutti in the 2008/2009 season.

Opera per Tutti
Opera per Tutti


Capella Frisiae Christmas concerts Händel and Purcell, Groningen, Leeuwarden, Emmen, 2008
Capella Frisiae is a professional chamber choir which is well-known in the North of the Netherlands. At the end of 2008, the choir organises a series of Christmas concerts (featuring works by Hšndel and Purcell) together with baroque orchestra The Northern Consort. The first concert takes place on Christmas Eve in the restored station hall of Groningen, which was once built to function also as a concert hall and which has marvellous acoustics. The second and third concert take place on December 27 in De Harmonie in Leeuwarden and on December 28 in the Grote Kerk of Emmen.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 10,000 to the concerts. There is no entrance fee for the concert in Groningen, and visitors are asked for a token payment only for the concerts on December 27 and 28. In this way, as many people as possible can enjoy the concerts.

Capella Frisiae in concert
Capella Frisiae in concert


Kamermuziekfestival Haaglanden Haaglanden Chamber Music Festival 2008
From 12 to 20 September 2008, the Haaglanden Chamber Music Festival organises seven concerts in The Hague and Voorschoten, centred around the theme of time travelling. The festival explicitly aims to interest also the younger generation in chamber music.

By donating € 15,000, the Turing Foundation is the main patron of interim year 2008. The festival has managed to secure structural funds from 2009.

Haaglanden Chamber Music Festival
Haaglanden Chamber Music Festival


Vrije Val Music Theatre Vincent van Gogh, a Life in Paintings, 2008-2009
Stichting Vrije Val, the production office of Frank Groothof, time and again succeeds in enthusing and exciting large groups of children about classical music. In his most recent music theatre production, Groothof shows the life of Vincent Van Gogh, accompanied by Music from contemporaries of Van Gogh - like Mendelssohn, Satie, Diepenbrock, Liszt, Van Bree and Faurť.

Thanks to a donation of € 20,000 by the Turing Foundation, twenty schools in the Netherlands and 6,000 children can enjoy this production. see also: Vrije Val: other projects
Vincent van Gogh, a Life in Paintings
Vincent van Gogh, a Life in Paintings


Memorabele Momenten Classical Music Performances for Small Children, Utrecht, 2008-2009
Since 2002, the Memorabele Momenten (MEMO) Foundation puts small children - who are still fully receptive - into contact with live classical music at playgroups, day-care and welfare centres. During the school year of 2008/2009, MEMO plans to seriously expand its working area, and to reach more than 85.000 children in Amsterdam and Utrecht through the project Sharing the Extraordinary.

By donating € 25,000 the Turing Foundation is the main sponsor of MEMO's classical music performances in Utrecht.

memorable moments
memorable moments


Amsterdamse Cello BiŽnnale The Amsterdam Cello Biennale 2008
The ACB is a two-yearly international cello festival. From 17 to 25 October 2008, it will present 25 concerts. The festival offers specialist performances, but is at the same time directed at a broad audience from all over the Netherlands, presenting easily accessible activities and cello concerts free of charge.

The Turing Foundation donates € 20,000 to the easily accessible activities that are part of the Amsterdam Cello Biennale 2008, such as "Bach and Breakfast" and the Take Five concerts. see also: Amsterdamse Cello BiŽnnale: other projects
Amsterdamse Cello BiŽnnale, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Amsterdamse Cello BiŽnnale, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ


Noorderkerkconcerten Noorderkerk Concerts: Marketplace for Music 2008
The Noorderkerk Concerts Foundation wants to reach a new and varied audience with short, easily accessible concerts of high quality, given in an informal atmosphere. Each year the foundation organises a series of 30 to 35 concerts in the Noorderkerk, located at the Noordermarkt, in the heart of the Amsterdam Jordaan area. Each Saturday, directly after the organic market, NKC plays contemporary or classical music at this location.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 25,000 to this initiative in 2008.

Noorderkerk Concerts: Marketplace for Music 2008
Noorderkerk Concerts: Marketplace for Music 2008


Nederlands Blazers Ensemble Rossini's Opera Il Turco In Italia, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, 2008
The Nederlands Blazers Ensemble (NBE) has created a 'new' opera genre - the chamber opera - suitable to be performed at multiple types of locations and with well-accessible music for starting or younger visitors of opera. In the fall of 2008 the ensemble will perform Rossini's Il Turco in Italia, adapted into a chamber opera.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 20,000 to this series of concerts.

Chamber Opera 'Il Turco In Italia' by the NBE
Chamber Opera 'Il Turco In Italia' by the NBE


Delft Chamber Music Festival Delft Chamber Music Festival 2008
The Delft Chamber Music Festival has been organising performances of chamber music in the summer months for over 20 years. Every year, around 6,000 music lovers from all over the Netherlands visit this festival in Museum 'De Prinsenhof' in Delft. The 2008 festival will be held from 1 to 10 August.

With a onetime donation of € 20,000 the Turing Foundation contributes to a number of activities in order to interest more youth and a new audience in chamber music, with the expectation that these will be able to finance themselves in the years after. Examples are the free of charge lunch concerts and the cocktail concerts.

Music Registrations of previous Delft Chamber Music Festivals
Music Registrations of previous Delft Chamber Music Festivals


Wouter van BemmelWeerdruk Wouter van Bemmel "PersweeŽn", 2008
The Weerdruk Foundation will perform the composition "PersweeŽn" by Wouter van Bemmel during Open Monument Day on 14 September, 2008, in the Amsterdam Veem Theater. The sound of printing presses running and the Monotype pouring machine form the basis of this piece of music. The piece will also be performed during the final manifestation of Amsterdam Wereldboekenstad in April 2009.

The Turing Foundation finances the performances of this piece of music on 14 September, 2008 with € 4,350.

Wouter van Bemmel's 'PersweeŽn': piece of music for printing press and orchestra
Wouter van Bemmel's 'PersweeŽn': piece of music for printing press and orchestra


Orkest Max Tak Music Theatre "Ik en de Koningin", Max Tak, 2008-2009
Orkest Max Tak produces the show Ik en de Koningin (Me and the Queen), based on the novel of the same name by poet and novelist Ted van Lieshout. In the show the orchestra plays the leading role; a total of 10 musicians, accompanied by singer Lottie Hellingman. The purpose of the show is to give children who have never before seen an orchestra perform live, and have no knowledge of classical music, a first introduction to music.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 35,000 to the performances of Ik en de Koningin in 2008-2009.

'Ik en de Koningin' by the Max Tak Orchestra
"Ik en de Koningin" by the Max Tak Orchestra


Holland Festival Main patron La Pasion segun San Marcos, Holland Festival 2008
The Holland Festival has been offering a sampling of impressive and spectacular artistic projects from all over the world since 1947: theatre, music, dance, opera and plastic arts. After the successful cooperation for 'Era La Notte' in 2007, the Turing Foundation has decided to be the main patron of the closing performance of the 2008 Holland Festival again by donating € 50,000. 'La Pasiůn segķn San Marcos' will receive its Dutch premiere in the Carrť Theatre of Amsterdam on 22 June 2008. The performance will be televised live on Nederland 2 by the NPS.

International art critics have called 'La Pasiůn segķn San Marcos' the first masterpiece of the 21st century". In this swinging, large choral work, the Argentinean composer Golijov blends apparently incompatible styles from numerous cultures, from Western classical violin melodies to American gospel; from South-American new tango to Spanish flamenco. Parts of the text originate from the Gospel according to St Mark. see also: Holland Festival: other projects
Holland Festival 2008: La Pasion segun San Marcos
Holland Festival 2008: La Pasion segun San Marcos


Residentie Bach Ensembles Matthew Passion translated/adapted by Jan Rot, 2007-2008
Each year, the Residentie Bach Ensembles offer a varied concert programme of classical music, aiming to reach as many young people as possible without damaging the quality of the music. In 2006, their Matthew Passion, adapted and translated into Dutch, became a national hit.

The Turing Foundation will be the main patron of the performances of the adapted Dutch version of the Matthew Passion in both 2008 and 2009 (€ 20,000). see also: Residentie Bach Ensembles: other projects
Residentie Bach Choir and Residentie Orchestra
Residentie Bach Choir and Residentie Orchestra


Vrije Val Family show of Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, 2007-2008
The Vrije Val Foundation, Frank Groofhof's production company, has during the years earned a good reputation with its opera arrangements, including Beethoven's Fidelio, Mozart's Idomeneo, Bizet's Carmen, Mozart's Don Giovanni, and Purcell's King Arthur. Groothof succeeds time and again in enthusing and exciting large groups of children in classical music. In his most recent production, Porgy & Bess by Gershwin, he will be assisted by musicians from the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

A donation of € 17,000 by the Turing Foundation will enable children to enjoy this show in twelve extra locations all over the country in 2008. see also: Vrije Val: other projects
Frank Groothof plays Porgy & Bess
Frank Groothof plays Porgy & Bess


World Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales Concerts of the World Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales, 2007-2008
The World Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales consists of young musicians from 46 countries who play for a wide variety of audiences. The orchestra has the honour of bearing the title UNESCO Artist for Peace. Under the inspiring baton of the young Spanish conductor Josep Vincent, the World Orchestra will give four concerts in the Netherlands in January 2008, at venues such as the Kurhaus in Scheveningen and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam.

The Turing Foundation donates € 25,000 to these four concerts.

World Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales
World Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales


Grachtenfestival Amsterdam The 10th Grachtenfestival of Amsterdam, 2007
The Grachtenfestival is a yearly music festival of national and international standing. Its main programme consists of performances of classical music in special locations in the historic town centre of Amsterdam and special concerts in regular concert halls of Amsterdam.

During this jubilee year, more than 160 different concerts and accompanying activities will take place at 60 different venues. The festival is easily accessible: most concerts do not last longer than one hour, tickets are low-priced or free, and musicians provide information on the pieces they perform.

The Turing Foundation donates € 20,000, not to individual concerts, but to the coordinating organisation of the Grachtenfestival, which makes it into much more than the sum of its parts. see also: Grachtenfestival Amsterdam: other projects
The Grachtenfestival Amsterdam
The Grachtenfestival Amsterdam


Studio Minailo Opera 'Khadish/Erwartung', 2007
The Studio Minailo Foundation - a group of young and idealistic musicians - produces a 'true contemporary opera' under the direction of Sjaron Minailo. It is an artistic whole, composed of Khadish by Annat Spiegel and Erwartung by Arnold SchŲnberg. The full evening's production combines live singing with video images and music recordings, trying to reverse the ageing of traditional opera audiences without undermining the rich opera tradition. In order to build new, younger audiences, the production will be staged expressly on festivals not related to opera, starting at the Theatre Festival/Amsterdam Fringe festival in September 2007.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 15,000 to the Erwartung-part of the performances of the opera project.

Opera Khadish
Opera Khadish


Prinses Christina ConcoursClassic Express Bouw 'Classic Express' of the Princess Christina Concours, 2007
The Princess Christina Competition aims to introduce classical music and jazz to young people. To this end, the organisation has developed the Classic Express: a truck driving through the Netherlands and stopping at as many primary schools as possible. In the truck, children can listen to live performances of classical music, which are made possible through the use of state-of-the-art techniques. In this way, the Princess Christina Contest plans to reach 40,000 children aged between 7 and 9 in the coming three years.

The Turing Foundation makes a once-only donation of € 50,000 to the Classic Express. see also:
      Prinses Christina Concours: other projects
      Classic Express: other projects
Prinses Christina Concours Classic Express
Prinses Christina Concours Classic Express


Holland Festival Main patron Era La Notte, Holland Festival 2007
In 2007, the Holland Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary. Over the years the festival has gained a reputation of international top quality. During the 60th edition of the Holland Festival, soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci sings early Italian baroque music (Monteverdi, Strozzi and Giramo). This concert, entitled 'Era la Notte', can be heard on 20 and 21 June at the Amsterdam Muziektheater aan 't IJ.

The Turing Foundation is the main sponsor of 'Era la Notte', donating € 20,000. see also: Holland Festival: other projects
Era la notte
Era la notte


Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest Children's Concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, 2007
In October 2007, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra gives three children's concerts. One of these is linked to an educational project which enables primary school children in Amsterdam who seldom or never get it touch with music through their parents to enjoy classical music.

The Turing Foundation will pay for the total costs of these concerts in 2007 (€ 50,000). see also: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest: other projects
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays 'Peter and the Wolf' for children
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays 'Peter and the Wolf' for children


Reizend Muziekgezelschap 25th anniversary of the Amsterdam Chamber Music Society, 2006-2007
The Amsterdam Chamber Music Society is a chamber music ensemble with a changing line-up of international top musicians. Violinist Christiaan Bor is the founder and artistic manager of the group. In 2006 and 2007, the Amsterdam Chamber Music Society will organise extra activities for the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

The Turing Foundation donates € 50,000 to these jubilee activities.

Het Reizend Muziekgezelschap
Het Reizend Muziekgezelschap


Atlas Ensemble The Atlas Ensemble 2007-2009
30 musicians from China, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe are united in the Atlas Ensemble. This chamber orchestra brings together instruments which originate from a common 'ancestor', but which have through the ages and in Western and non-Western cultures developed in different ways. The combination yields an unheard sound world.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 50,000 to the activities of the Atlas Ensemble in the Netherlands.

The Atlas Ensemble brings together instruments from different cultures
The Atlas Ensemble brings together instruments from different cultures



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