Press Release. For Immediate Publication (4 January 2014)

New app brings Holland's musical heritage to life 

Entitled “The Hague – International City of Music in the 18th Century”, The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), and its conductor Simon Murphy have developed a new musical walking tour and “app” bringing the richly international music traditions of cosmopolitan Dutch court city of The Hague to life. 

Featuring beautifully engraved historical maps, 18th century paintings and the NDA's world première recordings of symphonic music by composers at The Hague's 18th century court of Orange, the app offers an up-to-date, engaging, multi-media guided tour of The Hague's vibrant 18th century cultural scene. 

Witnessing regular visits from European musical superstars including Mozart and Beethoven, The musical life of The Hague flourished in the 18th century. The city maintained several permanent orchestras, numerous opera houses and diverse concert series, and became a highly influential, international centre of music publishing, during the glittering cultural era of Princess Anna and her son Prince William the 5th. 

Incorporating the results of more than a decade of scholarly research and musical exploration, the new app makes this valuable Dutch musical heritage accessible to the general public for the very first time. 

The app was launched in the Ballroom of The Hague's Council of State on for press and sponsors on December 10. It went live on-line today and is now available for download in two versions – for Apple and Android mobile devices. 

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via or direct on iTunes (iPhone, iPad) or Google Play (for Android mobile devices, such as Samsung products) 


Persbericht (4 januari 2014)

Nieuwe App brengt Nederlands muzikaal erfgoed tot leven 

Het Haagse barokorkest, New Dutch Academy (NDA), o.l.v. Simon Murphy, heeft een 'app' ontwikkeld met de verrassende resultaten van nieuw muzikaal onderzoek over de rijke, internationale muzikale tradities van hofstad Den Haag. Met deze (digitale) ontdekkingstocht zet het orkest belangwekkend Nederlandse cultureel erfgoed (terug) op de kaart. 

Op 10 december jl. werd de app gelanceerd voor pers en sponsors in de Balzaal van de Raad van State in Den Haag. Hij is vanaf vandaag online en is beschikbaar gemaakt in twee versies (een voor Apple en een voor Android mobile devices). 

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Press Release (30 October 2012)

10 Year Jubilee Season Opening a Success

Chief-conductor Simon Murphy (Sydney, 1973) has successfully opened the 10 year jubilee season of The Hague's Baroque Orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), with the symphonic programme Black Magic on 18 October in The Hague's Philipszaal. Soloists included Chinese-American fortepianist Shuann Chai in Mendelssohn's powerful d minor piano concerto and German soprano Gudrun Sidonie Otto performing music from Reichardt's setting of Macbeth and Rust's Colma's Klage together with arias from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and von Weber's Der Freischütz. 


Reactie op het Advies Meerjarenbeleidsplan Kunst en Cultuur 2013-2016 van de Commissie Hirsch-Ballin, “Het Cultureel Kapitaal van Den Haag” 


Press Release (9 May 2011)

New Dutch Academy launches season 2011-2012 

With the presentation of its new season brochure 2011-2012 at performances this weekend in The Hague, The Hague's Baroque Orchestra, "The New Dutch Academy", has launched its concert programme for season 2011-2012.