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ICRO 2006

ICRO 2006, Early Music Festival and ERTA-NL study day

Recorder orchestra Praetorius is organising the second International Congress on the Recorder Orchestra, ICRO 2006, in Leiden, from Friday October 13th until Sunday October 15th. ICRO is a special event that, by means of workshops, presentations, lectures, concerts and a fair, offers its participants the opportunity to investigate and experience numerous aspects of the phenomenon of the recorder orchestra. At the same time, for both recorder players and non-recorder players special events are organised in an Early Music Festival: concerts, guided walks in the old town of Leiden spiced up by street musicians and free presentations of recorder ensembles. Finally, on Saturday October 14th, the study day of the Dutch chapter of ERTA is integrated with ICRO. The underlying theme in all activities, that all take place wonderful old buildings in the old town of Leiden, will be music from Rembrandt’s era to coincide with the national celebrations of the painter’s four-hundredth birthday.

For an overview of the programme and the workshops, as well as for registration, please click here.

ICRO 2006

ICRO 2006 will focus on exchanges between Recorder Orchestras. There will be ample opportunity to get to know each other and to exchange ideas on questions surrounding instrumentation, repertoire artistic direction and organisation. During ICRO there will also be plenty of opportunity to listen to recorder ensembles, and there will be concerts given by both amateur and professional recorder orchestras and ensembles. The programme will also be interesting for individual recorder players.

Participants will be able to choose from a number of parallel workshops which will be given by teachers from the Netherlands and abroad. The teachers will include amongst others Clea Galhano, Matthias Maute, Saskia Coolen, Peter van Heygen, Adrian Brown, Paul Leenhouts, Bart Spanhove, Miako Klein, Hester Groenleer and Bas Dudok van Heel.

There will also be workshops aimed specifically at children and younger players. Participants will be able to register for a particular part of ICRO or for a complete package which includes participation in all programmed events and meals. Overnight accommodation can also be arranged via Praetorius.

Early Music Festival

The activities of the Early Music Festival are open to everybody. They will consist of concerts, free presentations and guided walks through the old town of Leiden, where Rembrandt used to live. The concerts that are programmed are:

On Saturday October 14 you can enjoy guided walks through the old town of Leiden. The walks start at 11h00, 14h15 and 15h30 from the Waalse kerk (Breestraat 64, Leiden). If you are also attending the concert of Saturday evening, you may like to have dinner before. You can reserve dinner at a nearby restaurant via us. Finally, you can freely attend presentations of recorder ensembles in the Waalse kerk (Breestraat 64, Leiden):
  • Saturday October 14, 13h00: "Peter and the Wolf" by students of Rosalyn de Groot
  • Saturday October 14, 16h30: Coro Monte Zavelli conducted by Hildegard Zavelberg
  • Zondag October 15, 14h00: Ensemble of the Leiden music school conducted by Susanne Gersch
Click here to reserve concert tickets or to register for the guided walk and/or the dinner.

ERTA-NL study day

This year the annual study day of the Dutch chapter of the European Recorder Teachers Association will be integrated with ICRO 2006. There will be special workshops that could be of special interest for members of ERTA; however it is also possible to select (other) workshops of ICRO 2006.

International Congress on the
Recorder Orchestra
13 - 15 October 2006