26 June 2021 – Veterans Day 2021

26 June 2021 – Veterans Day 2021

The Netherlands

Incredibly proud that I have been able to contribute to this.

An opening ceremony is organized from the Koninklijke Schouwburg in Denhaag, with special stories by four veterans. And, among other things, music from my hand. All performed by the Royal Military Chapel Johan Willem Friso with the famous artists Stef Bos, Claudia de Breij and Snelle.

The NOS broadcasts this program live from 13:00 Hrs.

More info: → https://www.veteranendag.nl/vier-nederlandse-veteranendag-thuis-voor-de-buis/

4, 5 & 6 July 2019 – WMC Conductors Course

4, 5 & 6 July 2019 – WMC Conductors Course

The World Music Contest (WMC) organizes an International Conductors Course for young, talented conductors from 4 to 6 July 2019. Led by renowned conductors Mark Heron (UK) and Jan Cober (NL), WMC offers a three-day course in Kerkrade (NL) in which conductors have the opportunity to work on their skills and knowledge. The conductors will learn and work with the Royal Military Band ‘Johan Willem Friso’ (KMKJWF) and wind ensemble Helicon.

Program: → Capriccio and many more…

More info & subscription: → WMC Conductors Course

29 June 2019 – Maestro Course

29 June 2019 – Maestro Course

Adams Muziekcentrale Ittervoort (NL) – (Aziëstraat 17-19)

9:00 Hrs until 17:00 Hrs

  • Project Wind Orchestra
  • Mixed Choir “Crescendo” Doenrade (NL)
  • LBT Percussion Ensemble
  • Jan Cober – course leader/teacher conductors
  • Anton Kropivšek – guest teacher – choir
  • Roy van Wersch – guest teacher – percussion
  • Rob Janssen – guest teacher – percussion
  • Christiaan Janssen – guest teacher – composer

Program: → 75 Jaor Vreej, and more…

Schedule of the day:

  • 9:00 Hrs – Start workshop Carrousel for active and passive participants (for choir, percussion and wind band, fanfare band and brassband conductors.)
  • 13:00 Hrs – Start practicum for the active participants with the Project Orchestra and Choir.
  • 16:30 Hrs – Official presentation and World First Performance of “75 Jaor Vreej” conducted by Christiaan Janssen

More info: → Maestro – Website LBM (in Dutch)

75 Jaor Vreej

75 Jaor Vreej

75 Years of Liberation.

Am proud and honored to announce that I am completed a beautiful project in the context of “75 years of liberation” after World War II – From September 2019 (Southern Limburg (NL)) until 5 May 2020 (The Netherlands)

Based on the beautiful text (in Limburgian language) by lyricist Frans Pollux “75 Jaor Vreej”, I wrote a composition with the same title (of approx. 11 minutes) in several versions and combinations and perfomable in all possible local dialects of Limburg.

This wonderful assignment was given to me by a joint initiative of Limburgse Bond Van Muziekgezelschappen, VNK Limburg, Limburgse Bond van Tamboerkorpsen i.s.m. House for the Arts Limburg.

A very great way to contribute to the Limburg language and musical culture.