Playlist with Kees Boersma

Playlist with Kees Boersma

Principal Double Bass Kees Boersma introduces a program of music that has inspired him during his career.

Our Dutch-born Principal Double Bass Kees Boersma has enjoyed a fantastically rich career with prestigious orchestras and ensembles around the world – for a time his “office” was the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. So it’s not surprising he’s chosen a playlist that reflects his European musical foundations. He’s including music by Beethoven and an intimate chamber music arrangement of Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen. Written near the end of World War II, the powerful and profound Metamorphosen stands today, says Kees, as “the greatest musical study on the futility of war”. But it’s not all serious, you’ll also hear music like Contrabajissimo by Tango king Astor Piazzolla – an alluring mix of infectious rhythms and “contrabass” virtuosity!

Join Kees and the musicians at the bar afterwards!

Choose this concert…
For an eclectic program of short pieces
Brahms Revelation: Symphony No.4

Brahms Revelation: Symphony No.4

22-25 Aug

Sydney Opera House

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Beethoven for Wind Quintet

Beethoven for Wind Quintet

29 Aug

St James’ Church, King St, Sydney

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Brahms Revelation: Favourite Concertos

Brahms Revelation: Favourite Concertos

29 Aug-3 Sep

Sydney Opera House

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Sinfonia Flamenca

Sinfonia Flamenca

6-8 Sep

Sydney Opera House

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Bruch and Dvořák

Bruch and Dvořák

7-8 Sep

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

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