Europe: a century ago

Europe:
a century ago

The age of confusion and extasy

Calefax paints a musical portrait of Europe in the ‘10s, ‘20s and ‘30s.

The beginning of the twentieth century was subject to many major and rapid changes. The industrial revolution had left its mark on Western-European society. The middle class flourished and gained influence in politics, arts and culture. Travelling was easier than ever before and cultures from all over the world began to affect each other. The first colonies became independent, resulting in political shifts that would be the roots of the first World War. To top it all off, a worldwide influenza pandemic terrorized the world in 1918.

The arts had their own revolutions: figurative art was discarded, just as tonality in classical music, providing new melodic and harmonic possibilities. How did a composer uphold oneself in these turbulent times? 

Programme

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Kurt Weill parts of the Dreigroschensuite
Claude Debussy Préludes
Leoš Janáček In the mists
Erwin Schulhoff Hot Music

Upcoming concerts

Sun 20 Nov 11.30 Europe: a century ago Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL Tickets
Wed 23 Nov 20.15 Europe: a century ago Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam / NL Tickets
Sun 27 Nov 20.00 Europe: a century ago Theater de Brink (ticket sales at the door) Zelhem / NL
Fri 27 Jan 20.15 Europe: a century ago Abdijkerk Aduard / NL Tickets
Sun 26 Feb 11.30 Europe: a century ago Schouwburg Odeon Zwolle / NL Tickets
Sun 23 Apr 15.00 Europe: a century ago Concert aan zee Muiderberg / NL Tickets
Fri 28 Apr 15.00 Europe: a century ago Rembrandtzaal - Wijkcentrum Bakermat Arnhem / NL
Sun 21 May 16.00 Europe: a century ago MCO - Studio 1 Hilversum / NL Tickets

Past concerts

Fri 12 Mar 20.15 Europe: a century ago Cancelled - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam / NL
Sat 13 Mar 20.15 Europe: a century ago Cancelled - Jisper Kerk Jisp / NL
Sun 25 Apr 11.30 Europe: a century ago Cancelled - Zwolse Theaters Zwolle / NL