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Quartet Brothers & Sisters perform at Green Lake Festival of Music in Wisconsin


Brothers & Sisters. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Friday July 26, 2013 at 7:30PM
Thrasher Opera House – Green Lake, WI

Sunday July 28, 2013 at 3:00PM
Ripon College – Ripon, WI

The Dutch Quartet Brothers & Sisters will perform at the Green Lake Festival of Music at the end of July. The quartet consists of sisters Charlotte and Josefien Stoppelenburg, who are the vocal duo, together with the brothers Martijn and Stefan Blaak on piano.

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July 8th, 2013 by

Dutch Music on the 4th of July in New York


Chuckie & Gregori Klosman. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Thursday July 4, 2013 at 4:00PM–12:00AM
Governors Beach Club – New York City, NY

Dutch Music will be part of the celebration of Independence Day in New York City. On Governors Island Dutch DJ Chuckie and Gregori Klosman will be presenting Dirty Dutch Independence Day, bringing Amsterdam’s ‘dirty house’ sound to the stage.

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July 3rd, 2013 by

Hearsay of the Soul, work by filmmaker Werner Herzog and composer Ernst Reijserger on view at the Getty Center

Werner Herzog, Hearsay of the Soul, 2012, installation view. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Tuesday July 23, 2013 till Sunday January 19, 2014
The Getty Center – Los Angeles, CA

From July 23 till January 19, 2014 the new acquisition Hearsay of the Soul (2012) by the Getty Museum’s Department of Photographs will be exhibited at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. The work is a five-channel video installation by celebrated German filmmaker Werner Herzog. It combines the early-seventeenth-century landscape etchings of Dutch artist Hercules Segers with recent scores and a performance by Dutch cellist and composer Ernst Reijseger, resulting in a richly layered work that is at once intimate and epic.

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June 30th, 2013 by

Win 2 tickets for Chuckie at Governors Island on Independence Day

Image: courtesy of the artist

Image: courtesy of the artist

Thursday July 4, 2013 at 4 PM
Dirty Dutch – New York, NY

Anything planned for the Fourth of July? Get ready for Dirty Dutch on Governors Island. Chuckie and Gregori Klosman take over the Governors Island Beach Club and you can win two tickets! Retweet and follow us on twitter for a chance to win.

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June 27th, 2013 by

Saskia Laroo tours USA

Saskia Laroo. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

June 19 till July 28, 2013
Several Venues

Born July 31, 1959 in Amsterdam, Saskia Laroo began on trumpet at age 8, never dreaming of becoming a professional musician. That all changed when Saskia, turned 18, after briefly majoring in mathematics at University of Amsterdam switched her focus to a career in music. She worked extensively in various groups from this point, at first mostly on upright bass, though eventually, on both bass and trumpet; the trumpet became her main  instrument. Saskia Laroo combines today’s music by uncontrived romps into new styles, eagerly limned as “nu jazz” or “swingin’ body-music”–a vivacious blend of hip-hop, jazz, salsa, funk reggae, and world, that many other artists dare not venture. Her artistry and her groove ring vibrantly and free on her six albums journeying us through the music she has absorbed and plays from heart and soul.

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June 20th, 2013 by

Screening of Street Epics in Films in Tompkins Festival

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Thursday June 6, 2013 at 6 PM
Films in Tompkins – New York, NY

The screening of ‘Street Epics’ a documentary by Babak Andishmand will be the first film in the ‘Films in Tompkins’ Festival . The program consists of hand-picked movies that will be screened every Thursday night throughout the summer in Tompkins Square Park. Each film has live music before the show. Pack a picnic, bring friends, and come hang out in the park!  ‘Street Epics’ began as a TV pilot in early 2011 titled City Chronicles and swiftly developed into a documentary series about the lives of New Yorkers and Amsterdammers.
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June 5th, 2013 by

Sidney Samson at Pacha on Friday


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Friday June 7, 2013 at 10 PM
Pacha NYC – New York, NY

Last month Shermanology, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Quintino, Gregor Salto and Fedde Le Grand rocked the house at Pacha NYC and this Friday Sidney Samson will continue with the Dutch madness! For an impression of Sidney’s earlier gigs in the USA in 2013 click and see what to expect on Friday!

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June 3rd, 2013 by

Rubens Quartet will perform and coach at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana and at the Sitka Summer Music Festival in Alaska

Rubens Quartet. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Friday June 14 – Sunday June 23, 2013
Sitka Summer Music Festival – Sitka, AK

Thursday June 26, 2013 at 8:00PM
Tuesday July 2, 2013 at 8:00PM
Friday July 5, 2013 at 8:00PM
Auer Hall, Indiana University – Bloomington, IN

As part of the Festival Chamber Players the Rubens Quartet will perform at the Auer Hall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. In addition to the concerts, the string quartet will also coach students of the Jacobs School of Music. Before going to Indiana they will perform multiple concerts at the Sitka Summer Music Festival.

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May 30th, 2013 by

Discount tickets for Fedde Le Grand at Pacha!

Image: Pacha NYC

Friday May 31, 2013 at 10 PM
Pacha NYC – New York, NY

This Friday Dutch superstar dj Fedde Le Grand will play at Pacha NYC and you can join the party for only $10! How? Retweet the message and send an email to nyc-pcz@minbuza.nl to collect the tickets! Note: only the first 40 win 2 x 10 dollar tickets so be fast!

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May 29th, 2013 by

Violinist Monica Germino & sound engineer Frank van der Weij perform as part of the Bang on a Can Marathon


Monica Germino. Courtesy: Elisabeth Melchior.

Thursday June 13, 2013 at 7:30PM
Austria Cultural Forum – New York, NY (with a workshop Friday June 14, 2013 at 2:00PM)

Sunday June 16, 2013 at 1:00-9:00PM
Bang on a Can Marathon, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts – New York, NY

As part of the New York River to River Festival, violinist Monica Germino, based in Amsterdam, is coming to New York to perform as part of the Bang on a Can Marathon, in the US premiere of Julia Wolfe’s piece, With a blue dress on. The Bang on a Can Marathon is a new music extravaganza, which has become an annual, not-to-be-missed event in New York and beyond since it was first held in 1987.

Bang on a Can returns to lower Manhattan’s River to River Festival with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the globe.The 2013 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 9 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative pioneering musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s newest exciting young artists.

Together with Dutch sound artist / engineer Frank van der Weij she will also perform and present a workshop at the Austria Cultural Forum New York.

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