De Muze van Zuid
20 May 2016

As a prelude to the De Muze van Zuid (The Muse of South Amsterdam) festival, a concert will take place at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam as part of the exhibition Living in the Amsterdam School. The festival also focuses on this architectural style, which flourished in the period between 1910 and 1930 and numerous examples of which can be found in the Amsterdam-Zuid district.

Teijin Auditorium
7 - 8:15 pm
Admission Museum entrance ticket (free under 19 and with Museumkaart)


During the festival, which takes place throughout weekend, two concerts will take place at locations with Amsterdam School-inspired interiors. Musical walking tours are organized on 21 and 22 May, illustrating the urban developments in the area surrounding the Concertgebouw.

For this concert at the Stedelijk Museum, Ensemble Lumaka has created a program of music from the period of the Amsterdam School. They will play the Sonata for flute and harp by Sem Dresden, Nocturne for cello and harp by Henriëtte Bosmans and the Quintet for flute, violin, viola, cello and harp by Leo Smit. The curator of the exhibition, Ingeborg de Roode, will give a brief introduction.


7                           INTRODUCTION | Ingeborg de Roode
7.30                       START CONCERT | Ensemble Lumaka
8.15                       End of program
10                          Museum closes 


Ingeborg de Roode studied art history at Leiden University. She has been the curator of industrial design at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam since 2001. In this capacity she has organized many exhibitions, such as the recent survey Marcel Wanders: Pinned Up At The Stedelijk, 25 Years of Design and the well-received design collection presentation for the Stedelijk reopening in 2012, which she co-developed.

Ensemble Lumaka is an Amsterdam-based chamber music group comprised of flute, strings, and harp. Its members are in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Royal Flemisch Philharmonic, and the contemporary music ensemble INSOMNIO. The quintet has performed at various international venues and festivals, including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Vredenburg Utrecht and the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, the Bayreuther Orgelwochen, the Peter de Grote festival, the Musikalischer Sommer in Ostfriesland and the 5th Thai International Harp Festival in Bangkok. Their performances have been broadcast on the television program Vrije geluiden, and they are regular guests on Radio 4 and the Dutch Concertzender. In the past year they have performed at several 1920s-themed locations in Amsterdam.

More information about the Muze van Zuid you can find at: www.muzevanzuid.nl