Amsterdam Organ Summer
The Amsterdam Organ Summer is a successful summer concert series of weekly organ concerts, founded in 2001 by music director and Basilica organist Michael Hedley. Although the organ in the Basilica was built according to the ideas of the Romantic era and naturally lends itself to music from this style period, the organists also play organ music from other centuries, so that everything from Bach to Piazolla can be heard during an organ concert. The great romantics such as Brahms, Liszt, Schumann and Franck, who are well known to the musical public, are joined by specific “organ virtuosos” such as Widor, Vierne, Rheinberger and Reger.
Organists with an affinity for this type of organ from the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the United Kingdom are happy to accept the invitation of Muziek in de Nicolaas to play the music of their own preference on a top instrument. In 2016, the series paid special attention to young talent. In 2017, all organists had once studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, although they were all of foreign descent. In 2018, every organist was from the Netherlands.
The various organists who joined in 2019 had no idea that they would be the last guest musicians for the time being. The pandemic forced the organization to a standstill in 2020 and this will also have an effect in 2021. This year the Muziek in de Nicolaas foundation is grateful to be able to realize a small version of the concert series. Sadly no longer headed by Michael Hedley, who sadly passed away at the end of 2020. We will miss his inspiration very much. We cordially invite you to come and listen every Wednesday evening in August, for which the programs will be announced in due course.
August 4 Matthias Havinga, Conservatory of Amsterdam
August 11 Jos Maters, Assistant organist Basilica H. Nicolaas
August 18 Ton van Eck, Cathedral Basilica Saint Bavo Haarlem
August 25 Giles Brightwell, Basilica Saint Nicholas
Concerts start at 8:15 PM, doors open at 7:45 PM.
Entrance tickets cost € 10 pp (no discount).
There is no passe-partout this year.
With the order form below you can reserve tickets. You will receive your cards by email after receipt of your payment on account NL27 INGB 0004 5501 92.
Note: reservation is not necessary, so without payment the form will not be processed. Tickets are also available at the door as usual, but you can click here cash only Pay. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Amsterdam Organ Summer 2021 has now come to an end. We hope to welcome you again next year!
St. Nicholas Basilica
Prince Hendrikkade 73
1012 AD Amsterdam