Laurens Collegium

notes on a disappearing world

Laurens Collegium featuring Aart Strootman
  • Sat 19 Feb ’22
    20:15
    Grote Zaal
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What is the state of our world?

This music is a call for awareness. Where should we turn to reverse climate change, a rapid decline in biodiversity and related issues? 
 
Copland’s In the beginning is an arrangement of the biblical creation story. It is becoming painfully obvious that we are straying further and further from this idyllic paradise.  
 
Ton de Leeuw’s Prière features a prayer from the Quran that ponders why we strayed from the source and claimed to know better. 
 
The lyrics to Esenvald’s Earth teach me quiet were taken from a prayer by the North-American Ute clan. It is a request to earth to teach us humility and connection again.  
 
Aart Strootman will compose a piece for the occasion, featuring lyrics by Eva Meijer, which will connect these different traditions. 

program

Ešenvalds Earth touch me quiet | Copland In the beginning | Vasks Plainscapes | De Leeuw Prière | Strootman miniaturen bij een wereld die verdwijnt (world premiere)

credits

Laurens Collegium | Wiecher Mandemaker conductor | Joseph Puglia violin | Maya Fridman cello | Laura Trompetter marimba | Aart Strootman baritone guitar | Eva Meijer speaker

Aart Strootman © Dries Alkemade

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