Peter Gijsbertsen and Yvonne Gesler - Beautiful French and English songs - Poulenc and Britten

Peter Gijsbertsen and Yvonne Gesler - Beautiful French and English songs - Poulenc and Britten

Edesche Liedrecitals '17/'18

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Beautiful French and English songs about love

Peter Gijsbertsen is at home in many markets. Whether it's opera, the song or Bach's great passions, it's written for him. During this New Year's concert he shines in beautiful French and English songs about the love of among others Britten, Poulenc. The programme also includes songs by Henri Duparc, Reynaldo Hahn and Gerald Finzi. The new year couldn't have started better!


What a beautiful and rich sound!
"When I heard Peter Gijsbertsen play the first song on his debut CD Nacht und Träume (Night and Tree), a feeling of rapture came over me", writes the renowned Operamagazine in a review about Peter Gijsbertsen
Peter Gijsbertsen lives for the song
Peter Gijsbertsen says: "My wife had nothing to do with classical music when we got to know each other. She loves song recitals now."
(Read the interview with Peter Gijsbertsen.)

Poulenc and British

Composers such as the Frenchman Francis Poulenc and the Brit Benjamin Brits were not only phenomenal pianists but also celebrated song accompanists. Both of them wrote beautiful songs which they performed themselves. Francis Poulenc was a man of the good life and had a lifelong admiration for chanson singer Édith Piaf. Many of his songs have the same lightness as the famous French chansons, as can be heard in the three songs of his collection 'Métamorphoses'

Peter Gijsbertsen

Peter Gijsbertsen is one of the most important up-and-coming singers of the moment. In Glyndebourne (Great Britain) he received the prestigious John Christie Award. Moreover, he was triple winner at the International Vocalist Competition Den Bosch, including the first prize for Lied. With this prize in his pocket he sang solo recitals in Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and De Doelen in Rotterdam. Peter Gijsbertsen was also nominated for the Schaunard Award of opera platform 'Place de l'Opéra'


Edesche Concert Hall

The Edesche Concert Hall has beautiful acoustics for classical singing. Together with the Bösendorfer Imperial, ideally suited for song accompaniment, a concert in the Edesche Concert Hall is an experience. As an example you can hear Robbert Muuse singing "Die schöne Müllerin" on YouTube, accompanied by Micha van Weers, recorded May 15, 2014 in the Edesche Concert Hall


Listen to Peter Gijsbertsen in Schubert's 'Der Neugierige' during the finals of the International Vocalists Competition.

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Friday 13 January 2017, 20:00

Start the new year in the atmospheric Edesche Concert Hall! Tenor Peter Gijsbertsen and pianist Yvonne Gesler will perform a beautiful New Year's Eve concert on Friday 13 January with sensitive French chansons and beautiful English songs by Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc. A unique combination of beautiful poems with the most beautiful music

When and where

Begin time:
Friday 13 January 2017, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

  • Many payment options online;
  • Stage Gift Card OK, also online;
  • Free coffee/drinks/breakfasts;
  • Free wardrobe;
  • Free luxury program magazine;
  • Free and paid parking in the vicinity;
  • ECLive! Listen to the concert again in high quality afterwards (at selected concerts);
  • Enjoy the Edesche Concert Hall Diner at the adjacent atmospheric restaurant Buitenzorg;
  • Subsidy free and independent. Sponsor: DagjeWeg.NL Tickets;
  • NPO Radio 4 broadcasts regularly from the Edesche Concertzaal. Listen again to e.g.

Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9, Ede

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