The Grachtenfestival is an annual music festival of Amsterdam. For ten days in August the city shimmers of classical music at outside venues, in historic gardens and buildings, squares and other non mundane places. The Grachtenfestival 2012, which takes love as its theme, will be the 15th edition of this highly successful festival full of ambiance, with over 50,000 expected visitors from the Netherlands and abroad. It will be held both indoors and outdoors - on pontoons in the canals, on boats, in splendid 17th-century canal houses, and in many other typical locations.
Also on Zuidas this festival will organize a number of performances:
Tuesday, August 14, 1 PM., Mahlerplein
The flying wing with pianist Else Sterk
Thursday, August 15, 1 PM., Zuidplein
The Canal festival presents the premiere of a particular saxophone ensemble. The new ensemble consists of members of the Berlage Saxophone Quartet and the Amstel Quartet. The saxophone ensemble will bring a virtuous and energetic ensemble at the Zuidas.
Friday, August 17, 5.30 PM., Location will follow
Private concert: Trombone Ensemble
The very young Dutch Trombone ensemble is an ensemble consisting of ten talented and ambitious trombone players in the age of 19 to 24 years.