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By Roy Lie Atjam.

The Hague Philarmonic Orchestra New Year’ Concert –  The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra/The Residentie Orkest, enthusiastically welcome the new year 2020 no doubt will be a musical year.

The Zuiderstrand theater was full for this festive occasion. The program details: Mr Kazem Abdullah (USA), conductor, Kari Postma (Norway) soprano and Hermine Deurloo (Dutch) harmonica player. Master of ceremony was Mr Ab Nieuwdorp. The concert selection of piecesStrauss Jr. – Overture ‘The Gypsy Baron.Gershwin – Suite Porgy and Bess, Gershwin – American in Paris, Amber – Overture ‘West Side Story.

The main focus was on Strauss and Gershwin. Furthermore, Various waltzes, polkas and arias.  The concert was nothing if not fascinating, the audience responded with a standing ovation.  Conductor Kazem Abdullah thanked the audience for coming out in such large numbers. He went on to say, we will start 2020 with music in our hearts . 

Mr Peter Arensman, president of the Residentie Orkest Business Circle cordially invited members of the circle to join him at a special concert at the Zuiderstrand theater on 10  January 2020. Following the concert, the Business Circle held a reception for its members and invitees at the Haven Foyer.

The Rabobank, a member of the Business Circle donated a cheque worth Euro 10,000 to the Residentie Orkest. A student  Efe Fargane, who is affiliated with the Residentie Orkest, also received a cheque from the Rabobank to pursue his education.

The theme of the 2020 new year concert was “A new Light”, the light will keep on shining all year long.         
Renta Brabander, Chairman of the Board of the Rabobank in The Hague, presented a check, in the amount of Euro 10,000 earmarked for “De Resident,” to Sven Arne Tepl.
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