King Arthur – music of Purcell and contemporaries

21–25 July in Perugia (Library San Matteo degli Armeni) and 26 July in Deruta (Ceramics Museum)

ImageCaptionThis year has been the tenth time that Accademia Amsterdam organises summer courses for music and art lovers in Perugia. We wanted to celebrate this anniversary with Henry Purcell's famous opera.

We are happy that we were still able to organise these summer courses as planned, in spite of the corona crisis. Of course, a semi-staged performance with choir of Purcell's King Arthur would have be too complicated to organise. Therefore, we decided to celebrate in 2021 with an opera by Henry Purcell.

Choir and orchestra, SeulWe are aware of the limitations that the corona crisis imposes on our activities. However, just sitting and waiting is not the solution and that is why we are looking for responsible and safe options. Music and art practice are essential parts of human existence and Accademia Amsterdam has the task to contribute to this. We do this in the form of concerts, choir accompaniments and courses.

We follow experts who investigate the consequences of making music safely and other creative activities during the corona pandemic. Our decisions and measures are based on this, in the meantime respecting the advice and decrees of the authorities. An example of our response to the crisis is the on-line coaching offered by our experienced tutors. Take a look at our website.

We could imagine that you have questions and uncertainty about the possibilities and measures. Feel free to contact us, we are happy to discuss this.

ImageCaptionUpdate 30 April: Financial contributions are still very welcome!

Watch the musical result here.

Many of our colleagues will lose up to half an annual income, due to the cancellation of the Passion concerts. In many cases musicians are not compensated for this by the Dutch government. It banned all meetings until 1 June (or beyond). As a result, all performances of concerts in The Netherlands have been cancelled.

Therefore, we launch this crowd funding on-line event. At one hand you can still enjoy a part of our (virtual) performance, at the other hand, you are able to support our musicians with a live contribution and a donation.

If you contribute in whatever way, we will keep you informed about the results. On behalf of the musicians of Accademia Amsterdam, thank you very much for your help!

UPDATE 13 June: the organisation of the performance of the St. Matthew Passion in Edam asked their public to donate the pre-ordered tickets to the musicians. Together with the donations and the compensation of the event insurance, we will be able to compensate our colleagues partly. It will take some time to pay, due to the unavoidable bureaucracy.

Donated April 30, 2020
€0,00 €3.000,00

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