In the Oude Kerk, heritage meets contemporary art and this is reflected in our music programme. Every first Friday of the month at 8 AM you are welcome at Silence: concerts during which musicians explore the acoustics of the church in a new tradition of spatial music, in the context of exhibitions. In addition, once a year the Oude Kerk invites an international composer for a residency Playing the Cathedral, a programme that started with concerts by Nicolas Jaar and Philip Glass at the inauguration of the Vater-Müller organ after its restoration, in May 2019. In autumn 2019 a new organ concert series started: Monuments. A moment, once every three months on Saturday evening, when time seems to stand still. Listen to music by classical composers, in whose lives the organ played a leading role.
The fourth edition of Monuments is played by Hayo Boerema (Groningen, 1972). Boerema studied organ, church music and improvisation in The Hague and further specialised with the organists Naji Hakim and Ben van Oosten. After winning international prizes in Kotka, Paris and Vienna, he became organist-titular of the Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk in Rotterdam in 2005 and thus advocate of the largest church organ in the Netherlands, built in 1970 as one of the final pieces of Rotterdam’s reconstruction.
Monuments #4: Hayo Boerema
Saturday December 12
6:30 PM and 8PM
silence # 31 Friday 6 March 2021
monuments # 5 Saturday 10 April 2021