The Ricciotti Ensemble will visit Rio de Janeiro, Penedo, Itanhandu and São Paulo from 13 to 28 October 2016. We’ll perform everywhere, for and with practically everyone giving an average of 5 performances a day. Before the actual tour, we’ll be involved in several workshops in Rio de Janeiro in co-operation with youth orchestras, bloco de carnaval and social institutions. As a conductor I got the incredible opportunity to explore the beautiful and endless world of Brazilian music. We’ll play music from Nepomuceno, Villa-Lobos, Nunes Garcia, Miquez to Mendes, Ivone Lara, Hermeto Pascoal and Funk Carioca. Singer-songwriter Ceumar will be our special-guest this tour. Please visit www.ricciotti.nl for latest news and more information.
11-09-16 concert Ereprijs at Gaudeamus Muziekweek
September 11th 14.30 hrs Orkest de Ereprijs will perform my recent piece Dancing (for dance-organ and mixed ensemble) at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek. A great international festival with a lot of new music written by contemporary composers. The Gaudeamus Muziekweek will be in Utrecht. Please see this link for further information and tickets. Hope to meet you in Utrecht!
During brass festival On Wings (Groningen) I’ll be conducting the Rheingold Ouverture with 200 musicians in open air. I’m sure Wagner will be pleased to find bagpipes, recorders and even the carillon in this performance! During the preceding network-meeting I’ll give a presentation about the Ricciotti Ensemble. It promises to be an exiting festival with a great line-up! Please check onwings.nl for the entire program.
On Saturday the 21st of May I was invited to talk about composing and my compositions in the Cultuurcafé from radio L1. This was quite special, because the recordings took place in Heerlen, my birthplace. I knew the building from the time when I was (very) young. At that time it was a warehouse, now it is transformed in a vibrant place with a museum and all kind of cultural activities. For the interview, please check this link.