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Press Release (1 October 2010) 

Bohemian Rhapsody 

For the next concert in its Symphonic Series on 3 December 2010 in the Dr Anton Philipzaal, Spuiplein, The Hague’s Baroque Orchestra “The New Dutch Academy” (NDA) will celebrate a number of 18th Czech composers including Vanhal and Wranitzky in a programme exploring the extremely vibrant, fruitful and inspirational interaction between these Bohemian composers and their German and Austrian colleagues, such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. 


Press Release (15 September 2010) 

Blown Away – Exploring Bach’s Orchestra

The Hague’s Baroque Orchestra “The New Dutch Academy” (NDA) turns its attention to the Oboe for the next concert in its Bach Orchestra Series. Featuring virtuoso Baroque Oboists Anna Starr and Amy Power (pictured), the concert exploring and celebrating Bach’s relationship to the instrument commences at 14:30 on Saturday 13 November 2010 in The Hague’s Kloosterkerk. 


Press Release (1 September 2010)

Goodnight Vienna - Midnight Serenades

Simon Murphy (viola) and members of The Hague’s Baroque Orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), will perform a special programme of Viennese Serenades and Notturni on Sunday 10 October 2010 in the glittering atmosphere one of the Netherlands most beautiful, historic concert halls, The Hague’s Theater Diligentia (1804). Featuring music for Flute, Guitar, Viola and Cello, the intimate programme, entitled "Goodnight Vienna", explores both tuneful and virtuosic music from the early 19th century Viennese salons with works by Molino, Beethoven and Paganini. 


Press Release (1 September 2010)

Star Swedish Soprano opens season in The Hague

The Hague’s Baroque Orchestra, “The New Dutch Academy” (NDA), under its chief conductor Simon Murphy, opens the cultural season in The Hague with a performance of arias by Mozart, Paisiello and Rossini featuring Swedish Soprano Susanne Rydén on Thursday 30 September in the Dr Anton Philipszaal (Spuiplein), The Hague. Entitled “A Night at the Opera”, the festive programme celebrates the tuneful, late 18th century Italianate opera tradition. Alongside the selected arias, the programmes also presents Rossini’s colourful Overture to “La Scala di Seta” together with Mendelssohn’s vibrant Symphony no 4. “The Italian”.

Press Release (1 May 2010)

Dutch National State Broadcaster (NPS) portraits Simon Murphy and NDA  

The Dutch National State Broadcaster (NPS) is profiling conductor Simon Murphy and The Hague’s Baroque Orchestra “The New Dutch Academy” this month with an exclusive live CD of symphonic works by Beethoven, Haydn and Wranitzky.

The live concert recording of Murphy and The New Dutch Academy (NDA) was singled out by Dutch Radio as a highlight of the radio’s recording activities over the past season. Selected out of hundreds of concert recordings made by the NPS, the NDA recording stood out due to the highly engaging atmosphere of the performance – identified as a hallmark of the performing style of Murphy and the NDA.

The CD is produced by the NPS in co-operation with the Dutch music magazine “Luister”, the premiere music magazine in the Low Countries, enjoying a readership in excess of 20,000. The live recording portrays the work of Murphy and The New Dutch Academy Orchestra – the new generation of specialist Dutch early music performers – in vibrant concert action.

The CD captures Murphy and The New Dutch Academy Orchestra (which performs exclusively on authentic instruments) performing Beethoven Symphony no 1 and Haydn’s Symphony no 104 “London” as well as other orchestral music by a contemporary and friend of Beethoven and Haydn, composer and conductor Paul Wranitzky. Wranitzky conducted the first performance of Beethoven’s Symphony no 1 (dedicated to Baron Gottfried van Swieten) and the Viennese premiere of Haydn’s “The Creation”. The NDA concert documented on the CD took place in the Grote Zaal of the Rotterdam Concert Hall, De Doelen in December 2007.

The live disc is available exclusively in the May 2010 issue of “Luister”, edition 666.

The disc is volume 5 in a NPS/Luister set documenting live performances of note in the Netherlands.

NPS maakt klassiek vol 5 Murphy NDA Live in De Doelen Beethoven Haydn Wranitzky

The NDA is further profiled in the May edition of the magazine with six pages being devoted to the activities of the New Dutch Academy, including an article on the NDA’s newest commercial recording, the world premiere CD of symphonies from the 18th century Court of Orange in The Hague – works by Graaf, Stamitz, Schwindl and Zappa.

NDA Background: The NDA is structurally supported by the City of The Hague. The NDA’s concert season in The Hague in 2010-2011 includes performances of symphonic works by Rossini, Mendelssohn, Cimarosa, Vanhal, Beethoven and Mozart. The NDA's season opening concert is on September 30 in The Hague's Symphony Hall, the DAPZ.


Concert Images (Rehearsal and Performance): 

Simon Murphy NDA Rehearsal with Rosenberger Fortepiano

NDA Doelen Applause

Simon Murphy NDA Doelen 2007

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