An evening of today
Thu 30 March 2017 Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ 20.15 >
Thu 13 April 2017 The Hague Korzo 20.30 >

Nieuw Ensemble
Ryan Bancroft conductor
Ilse Evers dance
Gabriel Milliet, Marcelo Chacur Politano quena flute
Jerboah art-rock band
Laura Spark en Yael Levy video

New works by young composers (premières):
Brechtje (Netherlands) Elementen
Marcelo Chacur Politano (Brazil) Gingas n2 – Peabiru
Simon Knighton (United Kingdom) Barcodes
Carlo Diaz (United States) visions of small-minded Men
Emile Frankel (Australia) Uttering a Forged Instrument | From Worm to Crying Moth
Yael Levy (Israel) White-Grey-Black

An Evening of Today is a collective creative event in which young professional composers collaborate with the musicians of the Nieuw Ensemble to offer an evening of musical diversity using the halls of Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam and Korzo The Hague. Through musical and visual means, lighting, and theatrical elements, the composers and production team work together to present an evening of live and immersive contemporary music, offering to the audience an exciting glimpse of 2017’s new music scene. >

Listen on Soundcloud >

EoT Poster


Later this season
series Nieuw Ensemble > at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam

Just Playing

Thu 20 April 2017 Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ >


Words of praise for Nomaden
review Het Parool 31-10-16 >
review de Volkskrant 5 stars 31-10-16 >
review NRC November Music 8-11-16 >
excerpt Nomaden from 1H10Min in Podium Radio 4 >
Het Parool interview with Joël Bons 27-10-16 >
de Volkskrant interview with Joël Bons 20-10-16 > 



The big change
The Nieuw Ensemble said goodbye to 2012 with The Ark of Joël, featuring the music of artistic director Joël Bons. The concert of 21 December in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ received rave reviews:

5 stars in de Volkskrant >
4 stars in Het Parool > and NRC >

This event marked the end of a period of three decades of prosperity. As from 2013 we are without financial support from the state. What remains is the subsidy from the municipality of Amsterdam until 2016. The Big Change means that we will continue our work on a smaller scale. We moved the office from the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ to our rehearsal studio at the Grasweg in Amsterdam Noord.