Viola Day Dordrecht 2024

Following on from last year’s very successful Viola Day 2023, The Dordrecht Viola Day Working Group and the DVS are excited to welcome you to the 2nd edition of Viola Day Dordrecht on Saturday, July 6th 2024.

We are aiming to celebrate the viola together with a full-day programme, including:

  • Viola Ensemble led by Pieter van der Wulp, violist and conductor of the Orchest-Vereeniging Dordrecht.
    A four-part orchestra consisting entirely of VIOLAS!
    Players of all levels are welcome (amateurs, students, professionals).
    We will play Bizet’s l’Arlésienne Suite no.1, arranged for 7-part viola ensemble! sheet music will be sent in advance.
    We rehearse together and give a performance at the end of the session!
  • A la carte lunch at De Witt (optional, but recommended!)
  • Afternoon concert with contributions from young viola talents, and of course the performance of the Viola Ensemble
  • Mini lectures on viola topics by Emlyn Stam, Karin Dolman and Kristofer Skaug
  • Introductory Viola lessons for young violinists -> see separate announcement
  • Second-hand sheet music marketplace
  • A la carte dinner at De Witt (optional, but recommended!)
  • Evening concert (hosted by Zomerconcerten Dordrecht) featuring violists Marcin Murawski, Emlyn Stam and Karin Dolman, with Caecilia Boschman (piano)

Costs / Ticket types:
A) Viola Ensemble participation €40.00 (includes Afternoon concert and Lectures)
(DVS Friends participate for €30.00)
B) Evening concert €17.50 (€16.00 for Viola Ensemble participants)
C) Lunch (€12.50) and/or Dinner (€21.50) a la carte at De Witt
Note: If you’re only coming for the concerts, you can reserve tickets through the website of Zomerconcerten Dordrecht, for the Afternoon and Evening concert respectively.

10.30 Arrival / check-in
11.15 Viola Ensemble rehearsal led by Pieter van der Wulp
13.00 Lunch á la carte at De Witt
14.00 Viola Ensemble Rehearsal part 2
16.00 Concert with young talent soloists and Viola Ensemble
17.00 Lectures
17.45 Dinner á la carte at De Witt
19.30 Evening concert

Venue: Kunstkerk, Museumstraat 65, Dordrecht
(10 minutes’ walk from Dordrecht railway station)

Are you as excited as we are? Sign up through the registration form below!

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