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19.11.2019 — 14 JUNE – 17 JUNE 2020 WENDE AND AMSTERDAM SINFONIETTA CELEBRATE LOVE

Amsterdam, 19 November 2019 – Wende and Amsterdam Sinfonietta will perform 3 concerts between the 14th and 17th of June 2020, a restage of their successful series of concerts in 2016 with the addition of new songs. Wende and Amsterdam Sinfonietta celebrate love is a thrilling combination of classical pieces, iconic songs and Wende’s own work in an intimate setting in the arena of the Royal Theatre. Tickets are now available at www.carre.nl

Passion conquers everything. Wende follows her heart on the wings of 22 strings during Wende and Amsterdam Sinfonietta celebrate love. Together they discover every phase of romantic love from the first lightning bolt all the way to the end. The love that attracts, twists and blinds. Intimate and breath taking at its highest, cold and fragile when the spark slowly dies. In there is resilience, the beauty of discovering how to become one.

Wende has toured with Amsterdam Sinfonietta before. The orchestra performs annually a series of concerts called Breder dan klassiek (Wider than classic), in which the orchestra collaborates with artists from outside the classical music world. The version with Wende was the most successful one. All performances were sold out.

Wende and Amsterdam Sinfonietta celebrate love is a restage of these shows with additional new songs and lyrics. Wende’s own work, classical songs and songs of Stromae, David Bowie and Shirley Bassey are part of the concert. Wende will also sing When I am laid in earth from the baroque opera Dido and Aeneas and Amsterdam Sinfonietta will perform works from Rameau, Lekeu and Dessner. A perfect combination with a pounding heart.

Wende: “My collaboration with Sinfonietta is very dear to me. We made a story about love and about how important it is in our time – for me, for you, for everybody. That’s why it is such a pleasure to perform together a few more times and to be able to do this in de most beautiful theatre in the Netherlands!”

Reviews
The series of concerts were also acclaimed by the press. “Wende colours outside the lines gloriously with Sinfonietta” says NRC and Volkskrant wrote: “Turbulent at first and then intimate. Sinfonietta and Snijders are lovers.”

“The strong arrangements (…) show the diversity of the country’s best string orchestra.” – NRC

“A lot of arrangements are so powerful they almost make you forget the original” – Volkskrant

“Wende Snijders can create silence but can also go completely crazy, she gives it all and does not shy away from being vulnerable.” – Eindhovens Dagblad

“Every note, every syllable was heard, appreciated and devotedly enjoyed” – BN DeStem

“Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Wende, a perfect combination” – VPRO’s 3voor12

THE SONG PROJECT
Some things can only be sung

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Royal Court associate designer Chloe Lamford has teamed up with Dutch award-winning singer and composer Wende Snijders to dive into the greys of what it means to be a woman today. Together with composer Isobel Waller-Bridge, choreographer Imogen Knight and five Royal Court writers they share their hopes, anxieties, and experiences of messiness in the face of birth, death, friendship, motherhood, mothers, divorce, loss and ageing.

Since the beginning of time we’ve needed rituals to deal with all great life events, an emotional release when rationality feels irrelevant. The Song Project starts from the idea that some things can only be sung.

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