Dreamblowers

How does it sound?

WHAT DOES FANTASY SOUND LIKE?
Four boys breathe life into dreams. With the keys of fantasy they open doors to unprecedented dream worlds. Full of youthful wonder and sometimes a touch naughty, they playfully challenge you to dream along. Or party dreams. Or dance dreams. Or dreaming back.

Dreamers is a joyful concert in which the four players of the New Amsterdam Clarinet Quartet magically switch smoothly between different styles of music by Gershwin, Satie, Mahler and Dvořák. Because in dreams anything goes!

Age recommendation: 6 to 106
Language No Problem

Listening guide:
Enchanting
Swinging


On the stage

On the stage

The New Amsterdam Clarinet Quartet has been a much seen and loved ensemble on the Dutch music stages for six years. The ensemble consists of four versatile clarinetists trained at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Playing together, their love for the entire clarinet family and, above all, the joy of music, characterize the quartet. The NAKK was nominated for the Grachtenfestival Prize in 2015. In 2017, their debut CD Ode to Amsterdam out, in the Royal Concertgebouw's Tracks series. In 2019, they released the CD New Amsterdam Stories out with music from Bernstein, Gershwin to Dvořák. The ensemble enjoys musical challenges and unusual collaborations. nakk.co.uk

blazers Tom Wolfs, Jesse Faber, Bart de Kater and Sergio Hamerslag

behind the scenes

behind the scenes

Direction Mart van Berckel

"Van Berckel is a discovery." - Volkskrant

Mart van Berckel studied at the Music Theater program at ArtEZ Arnhem and at the directing school in Zurich, Switzerland. His graduation performance 'PLAY MAIDS' won the audience award at Festival Studio Körber Junge Regie in Hamburg. Mart received a two-year grant through the new makers arrangement of Fonds Podiumkunsten, with which he made (music theater) performances at Kameroperahuis and Productiehuis De Nieuwe Oost. He also directs projects with the Noord Nederlands Toneel/Club Guy & Roni, among others. As an assistant director he worked with De Nationale Opera on productions by Lotte de Beer and Robert Wilson. His work is characterized by a strong musicality, an imaginative visual language and an often associative, poetic coherence.

scenography Vera Selhorst
directional assistance Merit Vessies
Technic Jessy van Adrichem
artistic direction Caecilia Thunnissen
courtesy of Erin Coppens

"Mart van Berckel's work is visual, poetic and boundlessly imaginative. Fascinated by our subconscious, he puts worlds on stage with a logic all his own, which sometimes seems to come straight from our dreams or nightmares. "

THE MUSIC

Dreamers will feature music by Gershwin, Bacg, Dvořák, Schumann, Goodman and more.

Listen HERE Dreamers' SpotifyPlaylist.

FOR HOME

FOR HOME

Make your own carrot clarinet!

View HERE a video with Tom and Bart of the New Amsterdam Clarinet Quartet How to turn an organic carrot into a real clarinet!
When you get started, don't forget to ask your parents to help out! Have your mom or dad better get the impact drill out of the garage ;-)

Making even more wind instruments out of vegetables? Check out HERE Have fun and good luck!

 

Coloring page

Coloring page

Download HERE the coloring page of Dream Blowers! What do you see? How many clarinets do you count? And what happens in front, behind and with these mysterious doors? Which musical staff leads you to the clouds? Do you also see the straight stave? Here you can write down music or text. Have fun discovering and coloring!

Imagine your dream world!

Imagine your dream world!

What does your dream world sound like? And what does it look like? Download HERE the dream cloud, print it out and describe or draw your dream world in this blown dream cloud. Take a picture of it and mail it to info@oorkaan.nl and win a musical dream prize!

 

Upcoming concerts

Sun
3
Mon
Tempo
WITH THE OORKAAN ENSEMBLE
3:00 PM,

Theater Concert Hall Tilburg
Premiere

Mon
4
Mon
Tempo
WITH THE OORKAAN ENSEMBLE
10:30 am,

Theater Concert Hall Tilburg
School concert

Mon
4
Mon
Tickle
11:00 a.m.,

Cultura Ede
School concert

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