Mittelfest — Music


Primo Ish-Hurwitz/Jos van Kan

Chiesa di San Francesco
Supported by

75 minutes
28/07 - 20:00

What do today’s twenty-somethings sound like? Toonzetters brings together the works of twenty young Dutch composers, a kaleidoscope of musical styles and characters, ranging from neo-romantic melodies to jazz, electronica and indie rock, from minimalist to maximalist rhythms, for over an hour, providing a vivid portrait of contemporary music. Four exceptionally talented young musicians, under the conducting of Jos van Kan, bring these compositions to life, while hypnotic visual material by Bowie Verschuuren swirl around the back of the stage, offering an all-encompassing experience, to be listened to and observed.

Italian premiere

Musical programme

Arjan Linker 

Frieda Gustavs 
Vaak genoeg  

Jan-Peter de Graaff 
Hammer Und Tanz  

Julian Schneemann

Karmit Fadael

Martín Mayo
Anti March  

Mathilde Wantenaar 
Sprookje Nº1  

Melle Heij

Nils Davidse 
Club Ha  

Nuno Lobo 

Thomas van Dun 
Anxiety Attack + Shower  

Tijmen van Tol 
The Zealot 



Agostinho Sequeira percussion

Arjan Jongsma percussion

Ramon van Engelenhoven piano

Shane van Neerden piano

Jos van Kan conductor 

artistic director Primo Ish-Hurwitz 

Bowie Verschuuren filmmaker

composers Jan-Peter de Graaff, Celia Swart, Julian Schneemann, Bram Kortekaas, Mathilde Wantenaar, Primo Ish-Hurwitz, Ramin Amin Tafreshi, Frieda Gustavs, Nuno Lobo, Martín Mayo, Melle Heij, Alexandre Kordzaia, Thomas van Dun, Arjan Linker, Dimitri Geelhoed, Tijmen van Tol, Boris Bezemer, Rick van Veldhuizen, Nils Davidse, Karmit Fadael

Toonzetters is a project by Primo Ish-Hurwitz

production Oranjewoud festival

in coproduction with November Music and Festival Dag in de Branding

Toonzetters is supported by the Performing Arts Fund NL

photo © Majanka Photography