The Extra Mile

Bijlmer Klassiek

The Bijlmer Park Theatre and the Concertgebouw Orchestra are collaborating on a series of five groundbreaking concerts seamlessly blending different musical styles and the performing arts.

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dates and tickets

The Bijlmer Park Theatre and the Concertgebouw Orchestra are collaborating on a series of five groundbreaking concerts seamlessly blending different musical styles and the performing arts.

Dates and tickets

About this concert

The new Bijlmer Klassiek series kicks off on 22 October with The Extra Mile, a concert about how music and language can strengthen and enhance each other. Bassist Nicky Schwartz and clarinettist Olivier Patey of the Concertgebouw Orchestra are teaming up with spoken word artist Zaïre Krieger, pianist Anna Fedorova and violinist Diet Tilanus in poetic and compelling music by Johannes Brahms and Dmitry Shostakovich.

Poets and musicians are ambitious. After all, finding the best way to communicate their thoughts inevitably means going the extra mile. The composer Johannes Brahms, for instance, was never satisfied, always going back and revising his music. But what astonishing results!

The Bijlmer Klassiek series is organized in collaboration with the Bijlmer Park Theater.