2017-18 Concert Series

The Rise of Classicism
Through the Lens of the Mannheim School

Our 2017-2018 concert series traces the Rise of the Classical Style between 1730-1800 through the compositions of forgotten composers: especially those from Mannheim. The 18th century is a treasure trove of wonderful music in many different styles and aesthetics, and many forgotten gems have only been unearthed recently. We took it upon ourselves to showcase and premiere this forgotten music alongside familiar classics in our series.

You can find the link to our crowdfunding page here! 


Sunday 26 November 2017, 15:00
After Baroque: Galante Music from Mannheim, Dresden, and Berlin

Join DNMO for a concert of post-Baroque music from between 1730-1780 by composers from Mannheim, Dresden, and Berlin including instrumental and opera music by neglected masters Johann Stamitz, Johann Adolf Hasse, Carl Heinrich Graun, and Johann Baptiste Wendling. Some of this music will be premiered for the first time in more than 250 years at this concert. 


Carl Heinrich Graun (1704-1759) – Overture to the opera Artaserse (1743)
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro

Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783) – “Non ha ragione, ingrato”  from the opera Didone Abbandonata (1742)
with Fee Suzanne de Ruiter (soprano).

Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783) – “Cervo al bosco” from the opera Cleofide (1731)
with Minho Jeong (alto), Sandra Pérez (baroque clarinet), and Punto Bawono (theorbo).

Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783) – “Non vol dolga” from the opera Asteria (1737)
with Tinka Pypker (soprano).


Johann Baptist Wendling (1723-1797) –  Concerto in D for the Traverse Flute (1778) GUN 20
with Florencia Gómez (traverso).
I. Allegro assai
II. Adagio
III. Rondo. Allegro moderato

Carl Heinrich Graun (1704-1759) – “Mi paventi il figlio indegno” from the opera Britannico (1751)
with May Kristin Svanholm Hegvold (soprano).

Johann Stamitz (1717-1757)  – Symphony Op. 4 No. 6 (1754)
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto
IV. Prestissimo

Saturday 27 January 2018, 15:00
Mozart, Mannheim, and the London Bach

More details to follow!


Saturday 28 April 2018, 15:00
The Forgotten Classicists

More details to follow!


Our concerts will take place at the Eglise réformée wallonne de La Haye located at Noordeinde 25, Den Haag

We would like to extend our gratitude to the Adriana Jacoba Fonds for supporting our series this year.

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