Louis Andriessen

Renegade Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, holder of the 2009–2010 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair, curates an eclectic series of concerts that include opera in concert, chamber music, and a series of late-night improvisatory events.

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Concerts

With rapturous and raucous sounds, Louis and the Young Americans includes Andriessen's own work and that of composers whom he has influenced.

A double bill of high-voltage improvised tapping and singing by star tap dancer Maurice Chestnut and singer-violinist Iva Bittová.

Dante's Divine Comedy filtered through the remarkable mind of Louis Andriessen—miss it and you'll ask yourself "why?"!

Hear Andriessen's evocation of a Bach chorale variation, Padding's First Harmonium Concerto, and de Leeuw's dramatic adaptation of German lieder.

An improvisational double bill that features singer Greetje Bijma, with Andriessen on piano, and saxophonist Evan Parker.

A musical and theatrical treat as imaginative musicians gather to perform works by Andriessen and one of his pupils.

An improv double bill that features a versatile cellist and a wildly theatrical singer.

At (Le) Poisson Rouge, an evening of Andriessen's chamber music preceded by a discussion with the composer and Robert Hurwitz of Nonesuch Records.

A 20th-century classic by Stravinsky, Son of Chamber Symphony by John Adams, and Andriessen’s visceral De Staat.