By Drs. Eva Maria Mennes
Just one hour before the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, the violin orchestra Ciconia Confort Foundation celebrated the beginning of Spring with the Sacre du Printemps in the Nieuwe Kerk at the Spui, The Hague. The director and artistic leader of this orchestra which was founded in 2012, Dick van Gasteren gave an introduction on the composer Otto Ketting (1935-2012) of Souvenirs du Printemps, the first performance and also of Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) who’s Apollon, ballet en deux tablaux followed. The Suite Appalacian spring, ballet for Martha of composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990) followed after the intermission. The beautiful music was accompanied by a power point presentation with pictures of Stravinsky, Diagilev and famous ballet dancers and performances.
Picture: Juliette van Bavel