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 pieces: Strauss 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.