Karmit Fadael

Canto and Karmit

North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra + Pieter van Loenen
Thu 11 Apr 2024 20:15 - 21:55
Thu 11 Apr 2024
20:15 - 21:55
  • Thu 11 Apr 2024
    20:15 - 21:55
    Interval 20:45
    Grote Zaal


19:15 / Foyerdeck 1 / Pre-concert talk
Pre-concert talk Thea Derks

19.45 / Entreehal / Support
New compositions by singer and songwriter Eliën 

20:15 / Grote Zaal / Main programme
Anders Hillborg Mantra – Elegy
Karmit Fadael Mimesis (wereldpremière)
Simeon ten Holt Canto Ostinato (bew. Anthony Fiumara)


Noord Nederlands Orkest
Eivind Gullberg Jensen conductor
Pieter van Loenen violin

Ten Holt’s signature work and Karmit Fadael’s world premiere

Over the last years, the Dutch-Israeli Karmit Fadael has made an impression with her mature, original music. Now, she has written a new violin concerto for the adventurous violinist Pieter van Loenen and the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (NNO) – a bit of a home game for Fadael, who grew up in Friesland. The orchestra combines Fadael’s work with music by prominent Swedish composer Anders Hillborg and the now legendary Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt: it promises to be a compelling concert.

Karmit Fadael describes herself as ‘emotional, stubborn, rational, but also calm’, adding that these traits can be heard in her music. An ethereal tonal beauty is evident in each of her orchestral works. Ten Holt composed his Canto Ostinato in the 1970s, after he had renounced avant-garde composition techniques. Since its premiere in 1979, the work has won countless hearts, and it still triggers incredibly emotional responses.

This concert will be broadcast live by NTR on NPO Klassiek

Programme booklet (Dutch)