Commissioned by Princess Edmond de Polignac, who was part of the ‘Singer’ sewing machine family (her name before she married was Winaretta Singer) Poulenc’s Organ Concerto grew into one of his most famous pieces of music. Organist, Geerten van de Wetering joins Libia Hernandez and SoundWave Collective to play one of Francis Poulenc’s most beloved compositions. […]
Thrilled to join Maestro Andrés Cardenes, violinist, conductor and pedagogue for a special week with the wonderful young musicians of Havana. We will be joined by the Amadeus Youth Orchestra of Colombia on this musical journey to Havana, Cuba! Sponsored and organised by the Volta Music Foundation. Go to the agenda for concert dates.
The original music by Igor Stravinsky is used to tell the story of an up-and-coming rap and soul artist in the Bronx, New York that is offered a contract by a major music label. Without thinking twice, he signs on the dotted line but later realises that his soul, his voice, his authenticity, and his […]
You don’t hear it often: the ‘Organ Symphony’, Symphony no. 3 c-minor, op. 78 by Camille Saint-Saëns. During the centenary of the composer’s death, this monumental composition will be performed by SoundWave Collective and organist Geerten van de Wetering… Read more in the review.
Many large concert halls have an organ, but it is rarely played. One of the works that sometimes blows the dust out of the pipes is the Third Symphony by Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), nicknamed the ‘organ symphony’. This is confusing to the extent that there is actually very little organ in the four-part work from 1886, […]