Letters to Pijper

all string quartets by a musical icon of Rotterdam 
  • Sun 16 Oct ’22
    20:15 - 21:30
    doors open 19:00
    Grote Zaal

Willem Pijper, a 20st century musical icon who became lost in obscurity and is back in the spotlights again. In 2022, 75 years after Pijper's death, director and composer Robin Coops wonders why we bring this composer and former director of the Rotterdam Conservatory back to life. Based on Pijper's five string quartets, Coops starts a conversation with the composer himself, questioning who, why and how we want to commemorate. 


Pijper string quartet no. 1 - 5


Matangi Quartet | Viride Quartet | Robin Coops direction and performance | Maze de Boer scenography | Wout van Tongeren dramaturgy