Pastorale - Gonny van der Maten (organ)

Pastorale - Gonny van der Maten (organ)

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Romantic sounds and tough sounds

The Ypma organ in the Edesche Concert Hall is an instrument with Romantic sounds, complemented by Dutch tough sounds. In this program Anja and Gonny van der Maten show that these two worlds go well together. Their programme is made up of French and German nineteenth-century music, combined with music from Dutch soil, inspired by that; with a touch of Dutch sobriety, of course. But it can also be the other way around: the French organist and composer Jean Langlais wrote colourful arrangements of sober Protestant choral melodies. These can also be listened to in this concert.

Gonny van der Maten about the Ypma organ:
"The Dutch organs of the nineteenth century are often slightly less romantic than the instruments in England and France. The sober sounding Corals we play by Jean Langlais fit very well on the Ypma organ. Moreover, Langlais chose melodies that are known throughout the Calvinistic Netherlands"
(Read the interview with Gonny van der Maten.)

125 years Hendrik Andriessen

In 2017 it was 125 years ago that the Dutch composer Hendrik Andriessen was born. Andriessen turned out to be one of the most important innovators of Dutch organ music. In season 2017-2018, the Edesche Concertzaal will reflect on this eminent Dutch organist. Gonny van der Maten places Andriessen's masterly 'Theme with Variations' (1949) music by his Dutch contemporaries such as the 'Pastoral of Alexander Voormolen' and 'Old Dutch Evening Song' by Johan Wagenaar.


Gonny van der Maten

Gonny van der Maten's work covers many fields. She is concert organist, cantor-organist, conductor and teacher. Gonny van der Maten was born in Amsterdam, where she also studied organ and church music at the Sweelinck Conservatory, with Albert de Klerk as principal study organ teacher. Currently she is cantor-organist of the Oude Kerk in Soest, an extensive musical function, in which she is responsible for the music in the Oude Kerk in a broad sense. She follows in the footsteps of illustrious predecessors such as Maarten Kooy and Jan Jansen. She is also chairman of the Andriessen/De Klerk Foundation. In May 2009, she was awarded a bronze medal by the Société académique d'éducation et d'encouragement "Arts - Sciences - Lettres" in Paris, for her merits for (French) culture.

Anja van der Maten

Anja van der Maten is oboist in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. She studied with Heinz Friesen, Bart Schneemann and Remco de Vries at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. She also took masterclasses with Maurice Bourgue, among others. Anja frequently contributes to concerts, CD productions and radio and TV recordings with choirs and orchestras all over the country.


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Alexandre Pierre François Boëly Joseph Rheinberger Johan Wagenaar Robert Schumann Jean Langlais Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Orgelconcert Orgelrecital Ypma-orgel Hollandse Romantiek OrgelPlus hobo Orgel Léon Boëllmann Alexander Voormolen Hendrik Andriessen Pastorale
Friday 2 March 2018, 20:00

Beautiful mild sounds of oboe and organ flow together in the two pastorales of Josef Rheinberger. The gentle Ypma organ fits the amiable oboe aptly. The harmonium also adds a little more with Léon Boëllmann's 'Heures mystiques'. But organist Gonny van der Maten and oboist Anja van der Maten emphasize the interplay between organ and oboe. A unique combination that can almost never be heard together

When and where

Begin time:
Friday 2 March 2018, 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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