If you follow this blog, you know I am an avid fan of the Utrecht Early Music Festival. For over two decades, I have been a regular visitor, often blogging about the festival’s fringe concerts.Sadly: not this year.
The Utrecht Early Music Festival may have ended; other festivals continue, will start, are scheduled. Some ensembles may have said goodbye or farewell to Utrecht, they will perform elsewhere.
My last fringe concert of this year’s Early Music Festival was another pot-luck affair. The fringe ticket boot had two last cards for an afternoon fringe concert. The ensemble was called Fabridoen and according to the festival’s mini-brochure, they were to perform chansons.
My first fringe concert during this year’s Early Music Festival was a performance by Alter Ego. This ensemble consists of Eleonora Biscevic and Arianna Radaelli. This was apparently, the ensemble’s first performance at this festival.
As mentioned before, like many other early music fans, I can no longer reach the Utrecht Early Music Festival’s fringe ticket boot in time. You need to visit this boot early morning, before concerts start, to obtain tickets for most free fringe concerts. This is the reason, I no longer post four or more times a day during this festival.
The first fringe concert I attended at Utrecht’s Early Music Festival, had been full of Schumann? This year’s festival theme is Naples? Italian music next; with Trio Rosa Mundi from Basel!
The first day I was able to attend Utrecht’s Early Music Festival was Saturday. Though taking place in the middle of the Netherlands, temperatures were decidedly Italian, if not utterly Neapolitan. The country’s national “heatwave emergency plan” had been set into motion and was expected to last till at least Wednesday.
The annual Utrecht Early Music Festival kicked off Friday 23rd of August. If you are in the Netherlands and lovee early music, classical music: it runs till Sunday 1st of September 2019. As usual: each festival day is full of workshops, lectures, concerts and this year’s theme is Naples.
Rest assured: the annual Early Music Festival in Utrecht will not start till the evening of Friday 24th of August 2018. You have not missed a thing – yet.