During Open Monument Days on September 9 and 10, you can enjoy special artists who have elevated making music to an art. On Saturday, for example, there will be organ music in various churches as part of National Organ Day. Saturday and Sunday are dedicated to musical monuments. Admission is free, full is full. See the list of all musical monuments here.
Bach Festival, Kaat Schraepen | 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Bach Festival presents Belgian viola player Kaat Schraepen (b. 2000). She embraced the deep, warm sounds of her viola as early as age 7. With masterful interpretations and expressiveness, she tells stories through music. A prize winner in national and international competitions, she is one of the most notable of her generation. Her repertoire ranges from classical compositions to contemporary sounds.
Bach's mark on the 20th century and with it the rediscovery of the solo repertoire for string instruments in multipart works that express a complete emotional journey. A program in which polyphony in all its forms triumphs.
The Groovy Gents | 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
The Groovy Gents consist of three gentlemen who know their way around on their acoustic instruments. With two guitars, double bass and a beat, covers from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s are performed in their own swinging way.
The AJ trio | 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The AJ Trio is a collective consisting of June Hyung An (1988, Busan, South Korea), Richie Struck (1987, Osnabruck, Germany) and Boris Oud (1986, Dordrecht, Netherlands).
The three met in Rotterdam where they all studied at Codarts (Rotterdam Conservatory). The trio was formed only after that time, but all 3 musicians have played with each other before in other combos.
As of 2017, the trio has been active off and on. The music is characterized by June's remarkably virtuosic and idiosyncratic playing style on guitar and the great interaction with Richie and Boris. June uses many different techniques interchangeably. It is a combination of jazz think Jesse van Ruller, Kurt Rosenwinkel but also many influences from Korean traditional music and a touch of jazz rock.
Nathan Hol & Leen de Keijzer | 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Nathan Hol (violin) and Leen de Keijzer (accordion) were both looking to enrich their musical abilities and subsequently found each other on social media. Thanks to Nathan's years of experience both with his own ensembles and with the Marine Band and Leen's quality of bringing atmosphere and music to people, a passionate duo soon emerged. The repertoire consists of Dutch sing-alongs, tangos and swinging French music.
Saturday is also National Organ Day, enjoy organ concerts in monuments.
Wilhelminakerk: On Saturday at 1 p.m. an organ-plus concert by Hans and Annemarie van de Weg and at 3 p.m. of a four-handed organ concert by Hans Okkerse and Diederick Koornstra. After the concert at 4:30 p.m. there will be an exhibition to view by the churches Kuipers "A Story of Queen Wilhelmina.
Augustijnenkerk: On Saturday at 2 p.m. there will be a concert by organist, composer and conductor Martien van der Zwan. At 3:30 p.m., the Laurens Chamber Choir from Zwijndrecht will sing. They have a broad repertoire ranging from classical to light music.
Grote Kerk: On Saturday, September 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., you will have the opportunity to play the organs, only after registering via this link. At 3:30 p.m. there will be a concert for children. On Sunday, at 3 p.m. you can enjoy an organ concert on the Bach organ by Cor Ardesch.
Bach Festival, Bram van Sambeek | 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Bach Festival presents Bram van Sambeek (1980). He received the Dutch Music Prize in 2009, as the only bassoonist ever. He is in great demand as a soloist, played with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Swedish Chamber Orchestra, among others. Since 2011 he has focused on chamber music and solo playing, developed unique concert formats and studied various musical styles, from Arabic to heavy metal.
He released several CDs for the Brilliant Classics and BIS Records labels that reflect his versatility well; from works from the earliest history of the bassoon to a rock album under the name ORBI (the Oscillating Revenge of the Background Instruments). In 2020 his recording of the concertos of Mozart, Weber and Du Puy with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alexei Ogrintchouk was released for BIS Records, and in 2022 he recorded his Bach solo album for the same label.
The Waltons | 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
With The Waltons, the terms "subtle" and "of-thick-wood-saw-men-planks" appear to go hand in hand excellently. The six men from Dordrecht have developed an inimitable, individual style and play a repertoire that leaves nothing to be desired by the right-minded music lover.
The Waltons are one big party, a farmer's spring wedding, a young clare in an old pub. It's music as it should be, played with heart and soul and laced with a hearty dose of humor. With these gentlemen you can go for texmex, polkas, waltzes, rock 'n roll, love and emotion and smartlappen in the tradition of Willy Alberti, Johnny Jordaan and the Singer.
Secret Society | 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
The band was formed in 2012 when Dordrecht singer-songwriter duo Erwin den Ouden and Huib Lekx were joined by fellow townsmen Mieke van der Sijde on violin and Hans Visser on double bass.
A love for melancholic pop,singer-songwriter and folk songs is what binds the members of Secret Society. The ingredients for their music are the sounds of double bass, violin, piano, guitar, polyphonic vocals and the love and passion for writing and arranging beautiful songs.
Their own songs are interspersed with covers by the likes of Anthony & the Johnsons, The Villagers and The Veils. Secret Society has already played as support acts for foreign artists, such as Christian Kjellvander and Simone Felice. Furthermore, they regularly play living room concerts, because an intimate setting is the place where their music feels at home.
Teus Nobel Acoustic Trio | 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Trumpeter and Edison winner Teus Nobel is one of our country's leading jazz musicians. Moreover, in recent years he has been more productive than ever! Many albums followed one another in rapid succession.
His now ninth album, After Hours, will follow in September 2023. A special album because Nobel is releasing for the first time a production on which he emphasizes "American jazz standards. The occasion is the 40th anniversary of his favorite Chet Baker trio album Someday My Prince Will Come (1983). Moreover, September marks exactly 20 years since that album marked his entry into exploring the jazz vocabulary. At the time, he delved extensively into the idiom and sound of this phenomenal trio, which has always remained very dear to him as a result.
The lineup with which this trumpeter comes to Dordrecht is therefore the same as on Chet Baker's trio album, namely with guitar (Tim Langedijk) and double bass (Thomas Pol). A lineup that provides wonderful space for the melancholy, hushed sounds that so characterized Baker. But of course there is also plenty of room for swing!
Anna Serierse & Gijs Idema | 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Gijs Idema and Anna Serierse look for new ways to merge voice and guitar. Seen from a more sound-focused angle, they strive for a unique blend between their two instruments. In recent years they have played in various formations on many major stages and festivals, such as the Bimhuis, TivoliVredenburg, Wonderfeel and the Grachtenfestival.
With the help of Keep an Eye The Records, they and their Idema Serierse Quartet recorded their debut album MOTUS in January 2020, which was nominated for an Edison Award. In May 2023, their second album Cloud Studies was released. Inspired by the cloud studies of John Constable and William Turner, they composed all the music for this album together, deepening their interplay even more. They will play works from these two albums, complemented by their favorite standards and classical works.