Repertoire

Chamber Music, Jewish Music, Music Theatre, Children Shows, Educational Shows for Schools, Music & Theatre on the street, Background Music, Programmes with Storytellers, Lectures, Workshops and Masterclasses...

Duo NIHZ has a large repertoire. Left below you find our Music Programmes. Center below you find our Children Programmes. Right below you find our lectures, workshops etc. But we can also put a programme together especially for your event!

Chamber Music:

 

Jewish Music

Klezmermusic, Yiddish music, Hebrew Music, Popmusic by Jewish composers, Classical music by Jewish composers and own compositions inspired by Jewish Music or visited ‘Jewish’ places like the Synagogue in Mad, Hungary.

 

The Undying Flame  (Holocaust Music)

Music that was composed in and around the Holocaust. The programme starts with music that is connected to the holocaust. Mainly composed in the 20's and 30's. This is followed by music from the holocaust: for example composed in concentration camps. The programme ends with music that reflects back on the holocaust and looks intothe future.

 

Concerto

In concerto Duo NIHZ plays unusual concert-repertoire like Carlo Domeniconi's Circus Music and own arrangements of pieces like H.C. Lumbye's Champagne Galop and Van Eyck's Buffons. Besides that the programme contains music specially dedicated to Duo NIHZ by Theo Willemze and Annette Kruisbrink. Concerto is a programme full of fun, laughter and beautiful melody's which show an exciting, interesting and fun side of the classical music world.

 

Crossover Old & New 

Chamber Music crossover programme with ‘Old and New’ music which are combined in own arrangements.

Sunrise – Chamber Music programme about Sunrise and early-morning music. The Last Century - Chamber Music including works of the last 100 years like met Satie, Nielsen and Villa-Lobos.

 

Cheyn, Gabbers & Chajes

Jewish music with a funny twist. Music by Jewish composers such as Shel Silverstein, Tom Lehrer and Johnny & Jones is mixed with Klezmer and popmusic by Jewish composers like Leonard Cohen and Tony Sheridan.

 

Music & Paintings 

four paintings painted by young talented painters are presented to the audience. Duo NIHZ plays music which fit to the paintings. Each painting has an own theme: Tears, Birds, Love and Dance. Nature – A Chamber Music programme with music inspired by nature. (For example: music about animals, trees etc.).

 

Guajira

Spanish Chamber Music.

 

Latin Passion 

South-American Chamber Music including Tango’s, Bossa-Nova’s, Choro’s etc.

 

World Music 

Programme with music from Japan, India (Raga’s), Russia, Hungary, South-America, Africa and Portugal.

 

Musictheatre

Duo NIHZ plays together! – comedy musictheatre show.

 

Music & Theatre on the street

Duo NIHZ plays together on the street! – comedy and musicshow for on the street, for busking- and streettheatrefestivals

Collaborations with Storytellers & Musicians:

 

De Buit Bedroeg Ruim 46 Miljoen...

Loek Boer, Storyteller (Dutch)

Duo NIHZ and Loek Boer perform a programme related to the holocaust. In this programme two stories are told: A true story about a bank-robery by the Dutch resistance during the second world war. Part of this resistance-group were Bobby Rootveld's grandparents. The second story (fictional) is about two men who meet twice: First in Auschwitz and years later in a bar during a concert.

 

Jewish Music with Alberto Mesirca

Alberto Mesirca, Guitarist

With guitarist Alberto Mesirca we play a programme with duo- and triopieces of Jewish music. The programme contains Klezmer, music by Salomon Rossi and music by composers who composed specially for this programme by composers like Gianmartino Maria Durighello.

 

Jewish Music with Gergö Pázmándi

Gergö Pázmándi, Saxophonist

Gergö Pázmándi is a saxophonist with whom we play music by Jewish composers. Klezmer, jazz, swing,world-music: it's all part of the programme with this saxophon-virtuoso.

 

Tony Sheridan & The Beatles Dedication

Felim Sheridan, Singer

(supported by Fred Rootveld, Bass)

Felim Sheridan is the son of Tony Sheridan. Tony Sheridan was England's first famous electric guitar player. He also performed and recorded as the leadsinger and leadguitarist with a backing band which he gave musiclessons. This backing band was The Beatles. Later The Beatles became world stars. Tony gave guitar lessons to two young boys who went on to form AC/DC: the Young-brothers. Tony was a brilliant composer, musician and singer. His son Felim and Duo NIHZ perform a programme with music by Tony Sheridan. Felim also tells about his fathers time with The Beatles and later in his father's career. Felim is a very gifted singer, just like his father was. Quite often bassist Fred Rootveld also joins the line-up.

 

The Unding Flame

Jerry Silverman, Guitarist and Singer

Jerry Silverman is a living legend. He wrote the famous guitarmethods for fingerpicking and blues, he produced albums for the famous Folkways labels and he cooperated with musicians like Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Nowadays Jerry Silverman dedicates his career to researching and playing music from the Holocaust. We are proud to offer a concert programme in which the three of us combine forces with this important historical repertoire.

 

Was Haben Wir Verloren In Diesem Land?

Benjamin Stedler, Storyteller (German)

Together with the young gifted German storyteller Benjamin Stedler Duo NIHZ performs a Holocaust-related programme in the German language. The programme contains texts and music related to the holocaust. The texts in the programme are from Hannah Arendt, Joseph Goebbels, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, The Comedian Harmonists, Mordechaj Gebirtig, Walter Rathenau, Heinrich Heine, Hermann Göring,Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Erich Kläger, Friedrich Hebbel and many others.

Educational Music Theatre Shows for Children and Schools:

 

Circus NIHZ 

(4-6 years) Childrenshow in which children activly join in the circus cause all artists ran away! In this 50-minute-show the children help out the orchestra-conducter and the circus boss!

 

Magical Music 

(6-8 years) – Childrenshow in which music and a exciting story are combined with comedy and juggling. The children get involved in the show and hear lots of different instruments and in the meantime learn about these intruments. This show is exciting and funny but also highly educational!

 

What is Music? That is Music! 

(6-8 years) - Children workshop + show. In the workshop children get to know things about music and learn certain parts of the show. Then during the show the children join in and together with Duo NIHZ make a sparkling show about music!

 

Musicschoolprogramme: The History of the Guitar 

Duo NIHZ will work a whole day with kids who are in the process of learning to play the guitar. In the evening the children will present a musictheatre-piece based upon the history of the classical guitar. This musictheatre-piece will involve idea’s of the children themselves. The children learn how to present themselves on a stage, learn the history of the guitar, learn how to make a musictheatre-piece and learn how to work together... All in one day!

Lectures, Workshops, Masterclasses:

 

Lecture History of Jewish Music

Jewish Music has a big history. During this lecture Bobby Rootveld will tell about the development of Jewish Music through the centuries. With live music-examples!

 

Lecture Holocaustmusic

Lecture about music related to the holocaust. Music composed in concentratincamps, music by Jewish composers, music about resistance, music that was composed pre-war but related to it and music that reflects back on the Holocaust.

 

Lecture History of the Classical Guitar 

During this lecture Bobby Rootveld will tell about the history of the classical guitar snd classical guitar performers. With live music-examples!

 

Lecture Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

One of the most interesting classical composers who's roots are Jewish is without a doubt Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He composed a large repertoire. Besides this he was a composer of filmscores in Hollywood and the teacher of filmscore-composer like Henri Mancini and John Williams. With live music-examples!

 

Lecture Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein was an interesting man. A writer of books, children books, songwriter etc. During this lecture Bobby Rootveld will tell about the music composed by Shel Silvertstein which was performed by Johnny Cash, Dr. Hook, Bobby Bare etc. His most famous songs include: A Boy Named Sue, The Cover Of The Rolling Stone, MArie Laveaux and many more. With live music-examples! 

 

Workshop Stage Pressence

How does a musician move and behave on stage, how do you prepare for concerts, how do you talk to your audience and how can you improve these aspects of your stage presence. Duo NIHZ helps you to improve this during this workshops.

 

Workshop Improvisation Theatre with Instruments

During this workshop we are doing Improvisation Theatre exercises with the help of music instruments. By doing these Theatre exercises you become more conscious of your stage-presence, the use of your voice and your instrument. The improvisation-aspect will make you help react to sudden events which can occur while performing.

 

Workshop: What is Music? That is Music! 

(6-8 years) - Children workshop + show. In the workshop children get to know things about music and learn certain parts of the show. Then during the show the children join in and together with Duo NIHZ make a sparkling show about music!

 

Musicschoolworkshop: The History of the Guitar 

Duo NIHZ will work a whole day with kids who are in the process of learning to play the guitar. In the evening the children will present a musictheatre-piece based upon the history of the classical guitar. This musictheatre-piece will involve idea’s of the children themselves. The children learn how to present themselves on a stage, learn the history of the guitar, learn how to make a musictheatre-piece and learn how to work together... All in one day!

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