Welcome!

With great pleasure we present the sixth edition of our chamber music festival Music in the Seven Bridges Quarter, a celebration of wonderful music at various historic locations in the center of Amsterdam. Internationally renowned musicians perform music from four centuries, mostly on authentic instruments, such as our Erard Grand Piano from 1851. Each location offers a unique opportunity to experience the many sides of Amsterdams rich cultural life and history. Our programs reflect and highlight the specific aspects of the locations, so that you are not just attending a concert, but that you also experience the particular history and atmosphere of our wonderful venues. We look forward to welcoming you at Muziek in het Zeven Bruggenkwartier!

Edward Janning, Artistic Director

contact us: info@zevenbruggenfestival.nl


Our 2017 program:

Sunday, October 1st, 3 pm -  Goethe Institute (Herengracht 570)

Friends in Music: we invite you to join us in a cheerful sponsor event for donors of the festival at the beautiful Goethe Institute where we receive you with music, drinks and snacks.

Tickets €50 can be purchased at the door or make a reservation via: info@zevenbruggenfestival.nl

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 8.15 pm  - Amstelkerk (Amstelveld 10)

Sheherazade and the Soldier: music by Fauré (First Piano Quartet), Strawinsky (L'Histoire du Soldat) and Ravel (Sheherazade and Introduction & Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet

The beautiful 17th century, wooden Amstelkerk (Amstel Church) is an inspiring surrounding for a fairy tale program with wonderful musicians, such as Serbian violinist Gordan Nikolic, mezzo-soprano Marjolein Niels and members of the Erard Ensemble

Tickets €20 can be purchased at the door or make a reservation via: info@zevenbruggenfestival.nl

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Thursday, October 5th, 8 pm -  Vondelkerk (Vondelstraat 120)

Schubertiade: a celebration of Franz Schuberts devine music with songs and chamber music (with the famous Trout Quintet

With American soprano Katharine Dain, German pianist Carsten Schmidt and members of the Erard Ensemble

Tickets €20 can be purchased at the door or make a reservation via: info@zevenbruggenfestival.nl

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Friday, October 6, 8 pm -  Museum Van Loon (Keizersgracht 672)

Concert and exhibition: a rare collection of paintings owned by the famous 17th century Dutch painter Ferdinand Bol (one of Rembrandts students) is on display at Museum Van Loon, where Ferdinand Bol lived himself. In collaboration with the museum we present an evening with music and a private viewing of the collection with the curator of the museum. With French mezzo-soprano Marine Fribourg and harpsichordist Carsten Schmidt in music by Monteverdi and Frescobaldi.

Tickets €20 can be purchased at the door or make a reservation via: info@zevenbruggenfestival.nl

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Saturday, October 7, 8 pm -  Amsterdam City Archives Building (Vijzelstraat 32)

Reason and Rebellion: the monumental City Archives Building from 1926 reflects the wealth and stature of Amsterdam as a center of commerce (the building used to be the head office of the Dutch Merchant Bank). We present a variety of performances in three very different and interesting spaces in this spectacular building. Music by Beethoven (String Trio in G, opus 9) and by the Damask Vocal Quartet. We top the evening off with a musical wine bar with performances by festival musicians.

Tickets €20 can be purchased at the door or make a reservation via: info@zevenbruggenfestival.nl

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Sunday, October 8, 3 pm  - Doopsgezinde Singelkerk (Singel 452)

Bach, Schumann and Mendelssohn: Bachs pure polyphony was a source of inspiration for both Schumann and Mendelssohn. The beautiful, 17th century Doopsgezinde Singelkerk is the wonderful sounding venue of our final concert. A host of great musicians such as Dutch masterviolinist Peter Brunt, Korean oboist Kyeong Ham (member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), harpsichordist Carsten Schmidt and members of the Erard Ensemble perfom music by Bach (Oboe Sonata in g), Schumann (Piano Quartet in E flat) and Mendelssohns beloved Octet for Strings.

Tickets €20 can be purchased at the door or make a reservation via: info@zevenbruggenfestival.nl