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November 24th, 2012

Concert by Cam Penner




In the first weekend of Vincent is back – part 1: native soil, on Saturday 24 November (13.30-14.30 hrs), the museum presents a special musical guest: Cam Penner (accompanied by Jon Wood). This Canadian singer-songwriter is taking a break from his European tour to visit the exhibition and give an intimate performance in the Information Centre.

Penner is a big fan of Van Gogh’s work and recognizes himself in the way in which Van Gogh sought inspiration (particularly in this initial period). The ‘native soil’ also resonates in his own songs, translated into keen observations and personal experiences, also mainly with the less fortunate of this world. Cam Penner has worked in an American shelter for the homeless, in soup kitchens and in a woman’s refuge centre, where he offered a listening ear to anyone with a story they had to get off their chest. In the evenings he incorporated these experiences into new songs and music. Although the stories are sometimes grave, the tone always remains hopeful and positive. He says about his latest CD (Gypsy Summer): Gypsy Summer is full of hope. It's full of love. It's electrifying and provoking. It's full of everything we should be looking for, not only musically, but in life.

The concert is organized in collaboration with LDM Bookings/Lucky Dice Music and is free to attend for visitors with a valid ticket for De Hoge Veluwe National Park and the museum.

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August 26th, 2012

Concert Masterclass Apeldoorn on 26 augustus



On Sunday 26 August (starting at 14.30 hrs), a concert by participants of the ‘Masterclass Apeldoorn’ will be held in the auditorium of the Kröller-Müller Museum. In the week of 24 to 29 August, chamber music masterclasses will be given by six internationally renowned top musicians in Schouwburg and Congrescentrum Orpheus in Apeldoorn. Around 40 talented young music students from many countries are participating. Both students and teachers are giving concerts at various venues in the Netherlands.
The classes are given by the following masters: Philippe Graffin (violin), Ásdís Valdimarsdóttir (viola), Gary Hoffman (cello), Pascal Devoyon, (piano), Charles Neidich (clarinet) and Nobuko Imai (viola).

The concert is organized by the International Foundation Masterclass Apeldoorn and is free for everyone with a valid ticket for De Hoge Veluwe National Park and the Kröller-Müller Museum.

The programme and the performing musicians will only be decided during the week of the Masterclass. More information is available on the website www.masterclass-apeldoorn.nl.

Photo: Herman van de Vijver

 

January 15th, 2012

Activity programme Windflower

During the exhibition Windflower, Perceptions of Nature (9 October 2011 until 15 January 2012), an extensive programme of workshops, lectures and performances took place at the museum (almost) every weekend.These activities have been made possible in part with the support of SNS REAAL Fund and the Mondriaan Foundation.



Sunday 16 October
14.00 hrs.
Workshop: Walking with a dowsing rod and earth radiation by Ineke van den Broek.

Wednesday 19 & 26 October
11.00, 13.00 and 15.00 hrs.
IVN nature and art workshop for children (5-12).

Saturday 22 October
From 11.00 hrs.
Free Museum Day (free entrance to the museum) with a show by Theatre Group Pluim (4+).

Sunday 23 October
From 12.30 hrs.
Musical talk (12.30-13.15 hrs.) and concert (14.00-15.00 hrs.) by singer/guitarist Joep Pelt.

Sunday 30 October
From 13.30 hrs.
Tai Chi classes by Job Koesoemobroto (13.30, 14.30 and 15.30 hrs.).

Sunday 6 November
14.00-15.30 hrs.
Lecture: The Symbiotic Double City. Peter Brinkman speaks about the ‘eco-cathedral thinking’ of Louis Le Roy.

Saturday 12 November
13.00-14.00 hrs.

Meet the artist: Marco Pando Quevedo

14.00-16.00 hrs.
Workshop by Marco Pando Quevedo for amateur artists
Costs: 10 euros p.p. admission not included. Reservation required.

Sunday 27 November
14.00-15.00 hrs
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Lecture by Koos van Zomeren about his book 'Naar de natuur'.

Sunday 11 December
14.00 hrs.
Lecture by architect Michel Post about building houses with straw bales

Sunday 18 December
14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Special walk with the Forest Ranger

Sunday 8 January 2012
11.30, 13.30, 14.30 hrs.
Children's workshop with Theatre Group Pluim

Sunday 15 January 2012
14.30 hrs
Children's performance ‘De beer die geen beer was’(The Bear That Wasn’t), only in Dutch (6+)


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August 28th, 2011

Concert Masterclass Apeldoorn



At 14.30 on Sunday 28 August, participants in the Masterclass Apeldoorn will perform a concert in the Kröller-Müller Museum auditorium. In the week of 23 to 28 August, five internationally acclaimed musicians will offer master classes in chamber music at Orpheus Theatre and Conference Centre in Apeldoorn. The participants will be forty talented conservatory students and graduates from many countries. Both the participants and the teachers will give concerts in a variety of locations across the country.

The master musicians giving the classes will be Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Pascal Devoyon (piano), Philippe Graffin (violin), Ásdís Valdimarsdóttir (viola), and Charles Neidich (clarinet).  

Photo: Herman van de Vijver

The concert is organized by the International Foundation for the Masterclass Apeldoorn. Admission is free for anyone with a valid ticket to De Hoge Veluwe National Park and the Kröller-Müller Museum.

For more information, see www.masterclass-apeldoorn.nl

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July 6th, 2011

TAMTAM object Theatre : July 6th until July 30th



In July and August the Kröller-Müller Museum will proudly present its sixth Sweet Summer, including two Sweet Summer Nights (July 16 & 30) and a new edition of the successful Sweet Children’s Afternoon (August 13). In addition, the museum will welcome a very special Sweet Summer Guest from July 6 to July 30: visual theatre company TAMTAM. As artist-in-residence this unique theatre group will present short performances inspired by the museum’s collection and the sculpture garden.

TAMTAM has been making innovative and original visual theatre since 1979, with a starring role for found and discarded objects. These objects are combined with film images and music to create unexpected and humorous performances. After a TAMTAM performance you will never see a rusty hammer, an old pair of earphones or an unwanted cuddly toy in quite the same light again! TAMTAM is a welcome guest at many international theatre festivals (the group has performed in 22 countries) but this year we are pleased it has chosen to be challenged and inspired at the Kröller-Müller Museum.

Suitable for all the family, the theatre production lasts approximately 20 minutes and will be performed three times a day Wednesday through Sunday (at 12.00, 14.00 en 15.00 hrs). Accompanying the production is a new exploration game, which allows children (and their parents and grandparents) to go in search of several ‘main characters’ from the story. These works of art can be investigated further on the spot, with fun questions and exciting assignments.

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August 29th, 2010

International Talent on stage during Masterclass Apeldoorn concert

On Sunday August 29th at 2.15 p.m., a concert by participants of the ‘Masterclass Apeldoorn’ was held in the museum’s auditorium. In the week of August 23-29, five top musicians of international repute gave masterclasses in chamber music at Schouwburg & Congrescentrum Orpheus in Apeldoorn. Around 40 talented conservatory students and graduates from various countries took part in the masterclasses.

The concert in the museum’s auditorium was organised by the International Foundation Masterclass Apeldoorn and was free for everyone holding a valid ticket for the park and the museum.

For more information, see the website Masterclass Apeldoorn.

 

November 15th, 2009

Colourful Autumn: a vibrant show by Sarakasi Allstars

During this Colourful Autumn, Mundial Productions - a collaborator of the Sweet Summer - is treating visitors of the Kröller-Müller Museum to a spectacular production, namely Kikwetu by the Sarakasi Allstars. These godfathers of acrobatics and African dance are touring the major Dutch theatres and playhouses this autumn and are making a brief stop at the museum on 15 November. Kikwetu is a circus-like production for all the family with acrobatic feats, catchy rhythms and breathtaking dance. In short: an unmissable show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Kenya’s fiery heart Nairobi is a city that never comes to a standstill. In the light of this hectic city the Sarakasi Allstars display their ‘way of life’, their Kikwetu. After the towering fire of their 2007 production The Fire of Kenya, it is now time for the other natural elements. The Sarakasi Allstars portray life in the village and the city, traditions, earth, wind and water: basic principles that also play an important role in the collection and exhibitions of the Kröller-Müller Museum.
Fans will know what to expect: enormous ‘human towers’, lightning-quick dance moves, powerful Kenyan percussion and a great deal of humour. With this show the Allstars wish to highlight the hope, creativity and positive energy of Africa. It is this energy that the artists very palpably get across to the audience. In order to allow as many people as possible to see the production, it is divided into three thirty-minute segments.

When: Sunday 15 November
Times: 1.00-1.30 p.m.; 2.00-2.30 p.m. and 3.30-4.00 p.m.
Admission: free on production of a valid ticket for National Park De Hoge Veluwe and the Kröller-Müller Museum (adults 14 euro / children 7 euro), 300 seats available, be on time. Advance bookings not possible.

Watch the video on Youtube
For more information, see www.mundialconcerts.nl 
More information about Sarakasi: www.sarakasi.org 

Photo: Velu

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October 25th, 2009

A Colourful Autumn: Ricciotti Ensemble

The 40 musicians of the Ricciotti Ensemble play music of all times, countries and styles everywhere and for everyone. Their repertoire consists of the most beautiful classical melodies, but also includes jazz music, world music and even Top 40 chart hits.

Since its formation in 1970, Ricciotti has set itself the task of actively seeking a new audience. The ensemble plays in people’s homes, on the street or in the park, in museums and official concert halls, but also in asylum seekers centres and in prisons. Ricciotti performs wherever there are people.

Moreover, these young classically trained musicians wish to let people see and hear that orchestral music is not confined to black suits and serious faces. Ricciotti shows it can be different. Making music is fun and it can be done everywhere, for everyone and with everyone. Consequently, the performances of the Ricciotti Ensemble are a memorable experience, even for seasoned concert-goers.

Two years ago, Dorien Janssen made a documentary about the ensemble for the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht. The film, which was also broadcast in VPRO’s ´Het Uur van de Wolf´, focuses on the exceptional nature of the ensemble and their unique choice of locations and audiences. The documentary can be watched via: Uur van de Wolf

For more information about the Ricciotti Ensemble see: www.ricciotti.nl.

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December 27th, 2008

Familyopera Vincent van Gogh, A Life in Paintings

Frank Groothof (known for his parts in various Dutch children’s television programmes) is to play his opera Vincent Van Gogh, A Life in Paintings – a musical theatre production for all the family - in the auditorium of the Kröller-Müller museum on Saturday December 27 2008, from 2.30 p.m. till 3.45 p.m. The opera is a Dutch-language production and suited for children over 7 years of age.
More info on Frank Groothof: www.frankgroothof.nl


 

 

 

 

 

 




Scènephoto: Jørgen Koopmanschap

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October 2nd, 2008

Concert Dan Bern

On October 2 2008 a special concert of Dan Bern took place in the museum. The music of this American singer-songwriter is often compared to that of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Ochs and Elvis Costello.

Video: http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=JV-C55Tl_rM&feature=related, http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Gw66OuiIg&feature=related and http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=wUs8V9p99Zc&feature=related

 

June 21st, 2008

Concert by Orkest de Ereprijs ‘Ach Vader Lief…’ in the Rietveld pavilion

‘Ach Vader Lief …’, this summer the Orkest de ereprijs tour of bandstands is inspired by Dutch sentimental songs. This popular genre serves as the basis for new compositions that will allow (new) audiences to discover contemporary music in a playful and summery setting. Mieke Stemerdink, known for the Dutch band 'De Gigantjes', provides a moving and theatrical show about the important things in life. The concert is part of a tour of bandstands and other summer venues, with a competition for the best video recording on a mobile phone.

Starting time: 2 p.m.

 

September 9th, 2006

Music society O.B.K. Otterlo

Starting time: 2 p.m.

A free concert in the Rietveld pavillion by local music society O.B.K. (Oefening Baart Kunst/Practice Makes Perfect) Otterlo. A home match for this award winning society.

More information O.B.K. Otterlo: http://www.obkotterlo.nl/

 

August 27th, 2006

Cynthia Stevens - Leonora’s Dream (modern dance)

Multidisciplinary artist and environmental advocate, Cynthia Stevens, presents the European premiere of 'Leonora's Dream', a site-specific dance and music performance in the Sculpture Garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum.

Starting time: 10.30 am and 2.00 pm 



'Leonora's dream' is a 75 minute outdoor performance inspired by the life and work of surrealist artist, writer and feminist Leonora Carrington. Ms. Carrington is an internationally significant artist who has lived and worked in Mexico for more than fifty years. This innovative multidisciplinary project is the first time her artistry and worldview are celebrated in performance. 

The performance is structured in five scenes that take place in five different sculpture garden environments. The audience will be guided from site to site, walking through the garden and experiencing different natural landscapes as a context for performance. Vivid sound collages of music and text, as well as banners of Carrington’s paintings, set the tone for each 'dream' scene of the performance.
The audience will be seated on the grass and should bring a blanket for seating, if desired, and shoes for walking.

“The production responds to Carrington’s assertion that women take a leadership role in stewarding life on an environmental scale,” says Cynthia Stevens. 'Leonora's dream' travels through the life stages of a woman tying them to elements of nature. The dance, text, music and visual art underscore the vital link between the development of our lives and our environment, fostering a sensual reconnection of people and place.”

This critically acclaimed piece was featured in the Best of Dance in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It “captivated the audience with it’s blend of mythical imagery, eerie vocalizations, nuanced choreography and narrative whimsy” with “visual and aural suprises to savor…” wrote critic Camille LeFevre. “…the park will never look, sound or feel the same way again.”

This is the first European appearance by the company INSITU directed by Cynthia Stevens. Her education in ecology has informed many years of experience making site-based performances. The project was created in collaboration with poet William Reichard and costume designer Mary Claire Lowy O’Brien. The music includes adaptations of Mexican compositions for voice, original vocals by Stevens, as well as sound collages arranged by composer Carl Witt. The vocal work incorporates the calls of birds indigenous to the Sculpture garden. The performance features the award winning dancer/vocalists of INSITU: Lisa Carlson, Megan Flood, Melissa Kennedy, Barbara Meyer, Arwen Wilder and Cynthia Stevens.

Four performances will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 25, 26, 27, at 2:00 pm and also 10:30 am on Sunday the 27th. There will be post-performance discussions with the cast after the Friday and Saturday performances. Performances are FREE with admission to the Kröller-Müller Museum. For further information and directions please call the museum at 31 (0)318 59 12 41 or E-mail: information@kmm.nl, www.insitudance.org.

his performance is made possible in part by a McKnight Foundation Choreographer’s Fellowship administered by the Southern Theater and by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board , through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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August 26th, 2006

Cynthia Stevens - Leonora’s Dream (modern dance)

Multidisciplinary artist and environmental advocate, Cynthia Stevens, presents the European premiere of 'Leonora's Dream', a site-specific dance and music performance in the Sculpture Garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum.

Starting time: 2.00 pm 

'Leonora's dream' is a 75 minute outdoor performance inspired by the life and work of surrealist artist, writer and feminist Leonora Carrington. Ms. Carrington is an internationally significant artist who has lived and worked in Mexico for more than fifty years. This innovative multidisciplinary project is the first time her artistry and worldview are celebrated in performance.

The performance is structured in five scenes that take place in five different sculpture garden environments. The audience will be guided from site to site, walking through the garden and experiencing different natural landscapes as a context for performance. Vivid sound collages of music and text, as well as banners of Carrington’s paintings, set the tone for each 'dream' scene of the performance.
The audience will be seated on the grass and should bring a blanket for seating, if desired, and shoes for walking.

“The production responds to Carrington’s assertion that women take a leadership role in stewarding life on an environmental scale,” says Cynthia Stevens. 'Leonora's dream' travels through the life stages of a woman tying them to elements of nature. The dance, text, music and visual art underscore the vital link between the development of our lives and our environment, fostering a sensual reconnection of people and place.”

This critically acclaimed piece was featured in the Best of Dance in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It “captivated the audience with it’s blend of mythical imagery, eerie vocalizations, nuanced choreography and narrative whimsy” with “visual and aural suprises to savor…” wrote critic Camille LeFevre. “…the park will never look, sound or feel the same way again.”

This is the first European appearance by the company INSITU directed by Cynthia Stevens. Her education in ecology has informed many years of experience making site-based performances. The project was created in collaboration with poet William Reichard and costume designer Mary Claire Lowy O’Brien. The music includes adaptations of Mexican compositions for voice, original vocals by Stevens, as well as sound collages arranged by composer Carl Witt. The vocal work incorporates the calls of birds indigenous to the Sculpture garden. The performance features the award winning dancer/vocalists of INSITU: Lisa Carlson, Megan Flood, Melissa Kennedy, Barbara Meyer, Arwen Wilder and Cynthia Stevens.

Four performances will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 25, 26, 27, at 2:00 pm and also 10:30 am on Sunday the 27th. There will be post-performance discussions with the cast after the Friday and Saturday performances. Performances are FREE with admission to the Kröller-Müller Museum. For further information and directions please call the museum at 31 (0)318 59 12 41 or E-mail: information@kmm.nl, http://www.insitudance.org

his performance is made possible in part by a McKnight Foundation Choreographer’s Fellowship administered by the Southern Theater and by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board , through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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August 25th, 2006

Cyntha Stevens - Leonora's dream (modern dance)

Multidisciplinary artist and environmental advocate, Cynthia Stevens, presents the European premiere of 'Leonora's Dream', a site-specific dance and music performance in the Sculpture Garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum.

Starting time: 2.00 pm

After the show there is a possibility to speak to the choreographer and the dancers.

'Leonora's dream' is a 75 minute outdoor performance inspired by the life and work of surrealist artist, writer and feminist Leonora Carrington. Ms. Carrington is an internationally significant artist who has lived and worked in Mexico for more than fifty years. This innovative multidisciplinary project is the first time her artistry and worldview are celebrated in performance.

The performance is structured in five scenes that take place in five different sculpture garden environments. The audience will be guided from site to site, walking through the garden and experiencing different natural landscapes as a context for performance. Vivid sound collages of music and text, as well as banners of Carrington’s paintings, set the tone for each 'dream' scene of the performance.
The audience will be seated on the grass and should bring a blanket for seating, if desired, and shoes for walking.

“The production responds to Carrington’s assertion that women take a leadership role in stewarding life on an environmental scale,” says Cynthia Stevens. 'Leonora's dream' travels through the life stages of a woman tying them to elements of nature. The dance, text, music and visual art underscore the vital link between the development of our lives and our environment, fostering a sensual reconnection of people and place.”

This critically acclaimed piece was featured in the Best of Dance in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It “captivated the audience with it’s blend of mythical imagery, eerie vocalizations, nuanced choreography and narrative whimsy” with “visual and aural suprises to savor…” wrote critic Camille LeFevre. “…the park will never look, sound or feel the same way again.”

This is the first European appearance by the company INSITU directed by Cynthia Stevens. Her education in ecology has informed many years of experience making site-based performances. The project was created in collaboration with poet William Reichard and costume designer Mary Claire Lowy O’Brien. The music includes adaptations of Mexican compositions for voice, original vocals by Stevens, as well as sound collages arranged by composer Carl Witt. The vocal work incorporates the calls of birds indigenous to the Sculpture garden. The performance features the award winning dancer/vocalists of INSITU: Lisa Carlson, Megan Flood, Melissa Kennedy, Barbara Meyer, Arwen Wilder and Cynthia Stevens.

Four performances will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 25, 26, 27, at 2:00 pm and also 10:30 am on Sunday the 27th. There will be post-performance discussions with the cast after the Friday and Saturday performances. Performances are FREE with admission to the Kröller-Müller Museum. For further information and directions please call the museum at 31 (0)318 59 12 41 or E-mail: information@kmm.nl, www.insitudance.org.

his performance is made possible in part by a McKnight Foundation Choreographer’s Fellowship administered by the Southern Theater and by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board , through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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August 10th, 2006

Concert Gelderse Muziekzomer: Orchestra 'De ereprijs'

Starting time: 2 pm

Orchestra 'De Ereprijs' is a regular summer guest of the museum. This summer on the Rietveld Pavillion, the orchestra plays together with singer Mariëlle Tromp (famous for 'Living Jukebox') a programme of rock hits, such as songs by Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa and The Byrds. The project is called 'Heartbreak Hotel', named after the song by Elvis Presley, and is the sequel to the successful programme 'Beat-it', dating from 2001. Again, the songs are arranged to fit the genre of 'De Ereprijs'.

 

July 23rd, 2006

Theatergroep Ponies with ‘Ik heb u nooit een rozentuin beloofd’ (I never promised you a rose garden)

Starting times: 2 – 2.30 p.m. and 3 – 3.30 p.m.

Theatergroep Ponies is a collective of young theatre-makers from Utrecht whose performances are visual, physical and rich in contrast. Their successful show ‘Ik heb u nooit een rozentuin beloofd’ (I never promised you a rose garden) was shortened for the Parade (The Hague, Amsterdam, Utrecht) and the Kröller-Müller Museum to one dynamic performance that lasts about 30 minutes. The show will be performed twice and can also be seen on Saturday 22 July during the Sweet Summer Nights.
For more information about the Ponies: http://www.theatergroep-ponies.nl

 

August 12th, 2005

Gelderse Muziek Zomer: ‘De ereprijs’ orchestra

12 August (from 2 p.m. on): Gelderse Muziek Zomer: ‘De ereprijs’ orchestra
‘De ereprijs’ orchestra played pieces by young composers as well as pieces from its general repertoire.

 

August 7th, 2005

Swing Bien Sûr

Amsterdam ensemble (guitar, bass, accordion and percussion) in the Rietveld Pavilion, with gypsy jazz in the tradition of Django Reinhardt and other infectious melodies.


 

July 27th, 2005

‘Alles heeft ritme’ (Everything has rhythm) children’s workshops

‘Alles heeft ritme’ (Everything has rhythm) children’s workshops
The TonTon percussion group made music (djembé, African small percussion) in the sculpture garden with children from 6 to 12 years old. The children actively discovered that every work of art has its own ‘rhythm’.


 

July 18th, 2005

'Berio in space'

28 August (2 - 4 p.m.): ‘Berio in space’
Young professional musicians played solo pieces (Sequenzas) by Luciano Berio (1925-2003) at various places in the sculpture garden

 

July 3rd, 2005

Long Road Sixth Form

English student group from Cambridge sang and played light classical and popular arrangements such as ‘The Pink Panther Theme’ by Henri Mancini and ‘Caravan’ by Duke Ellington.