Netherlands Youth String Orchestra (The Netherlands)

The Netherlands Youth String Orchestra (Nederlands Jeugd Strijkorkest- NJSO) is the orchestra for young talented string players aged 12-19. Amongst its members there are advanced students from several Dutch music academies and conservatories, as well as talented students from private teachers and music schools. The main goal of the NJSO is to educate and guide these young professionals in orchestral cohesion and individual development, with the ultimate goal of performing concerts at the highest quality. The NJSO has enormous energy and enthusiasm, achieving a very high level of technical skills and musicality. The orchestra rehearses weekly at the inspiring Conservatory of Amsterdam. Concerts and rehearsals are under the supervision of conductor Carel den Hertog. Additionally, workshops for the separate strings sections given by top musicians from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and other professional ensembles. Divided in three projects a year, a challenging programme is offered, including both traditional and contemporary repertoire. Every project results in a series of concerts at well-known venues, such as the Concertgebouw, and also tries to perform at locations where live music is rare but highly appreciated, for instance at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital.

Terça, 24 de julho

Ruínas do Carmo - Museu Arqueológico do Carmo, 21h30

Quarta, 25 de julho

Praça do Giraldo (Évora), 21h30

Sexta, 27 de julho

Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, 16h

Sábado, 28 de julho

Mosteiro da Batalha, 17h

P. Hellendaal (1721-1799) - Concerto n.º 1 em Sol menor

S. Maessen (1959-) - Socra for String Orchestra (specially written for the NJSO, Summer 2018)

C. Meijering (1954-) - Caixa de Dolça

J. S. Bach (1685-1750) - Concerto para Violino e Orquestra em Mi Maior, BWV 1052
Vera Beumer, violino

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) - Sinfonia n.º 10 para Cordas em Si menor
I. Adagio - Allegro - più presto

B. Bartók (1881-1945) - Divertimento para Cordas, Sz. 113
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Molto adagio
III. Allegro assai

J. Braga Santos (1924-1988) - Concerto para Orquestra de Cordas em Ré menor, Op. 17
I. Largamente maestoso - Allegro
II. Adagio non troppo
III. Allegro ben marcato

Participants List

Trondheim Junior Soloists (Norway)
Camerata da Academia de Música de Lisboa
Bromley Youth Concert Band (England)
Orquestra de Sopros do Conservatório Regional de Palmela
Ness Ziona Youth Concert Band (Israel)
Trio Adamastor (Portugal)
Netherlands Youth String Orchestra (The Netherlands)