Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble live on Podium Witteman, March 1st

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On Sunday afternoon March 1st, the Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble will be the guest of the new popular tv program Podium Witteman, on the Dutch channel NTR NPO 2.
The program will be live, at 17:00 hrs.

The program is a weekly music festival presented by Paul Witteman together with pianist and comedian Mike Boddé and music connoisseur Floris Kortie. The program talks about special topics with guests and offers a platform for new and known musicians to play live.

The program is presented live from the brand new “De Hallen Studios” in Amsterdam-West.
Audiences may join the program free of charge, by signing up via the email: bijwonenpodiumwitteman@ntr.nl.
for more information: www.https://programma.ntr.nl/10627/podium-witteman

No te rindas – Don’t give up by Mario Benedetti

Mario Bennedetti
We have received requests from some of the audience of our Liberación theater show about a poem which is part of the show. Here is the complete translation of the poem No te rinds, from the Uruguayan writer Mario Benedetti.

Don’t give up, you still have time
to reach up and start anew,
Accept your shadows,
Bury your fears,
Free your burdens,
Fly again.

Don’t give up, that’s what life is
Continue the journey,
Follow your dreams,
Unstuck time,
Move the rubble,
And uncover the sky.

Don’t give up, please don’t give way,
Even if the cold burns,
Even if fear bites,
Even if the sun sets,
And the wind goes silent,
There is still fire in your soul
There is still life in your dreams.

Because life is yours and yours is the desire
Because you have loved it and because I love you
Because wine exists and love is true.
Because there are no wounds that time doesn’t cure.

To open the doors,
Take away the locks,
Abandon the walls that have protected you,
To live life and accept the challenge
Get back laughter,
Practice a song,
Lower the guard and extend the hands
Open the wings
And try again,
Celebrate life and take back the skies.

Don’t give up, please don’t give way,
Even if the cold burns,
Even if fear bites,
Even if the sun sets,
And the wind goes silent,
There is still fire in your soul
There is still life in your dreams.

Because every day is a new beginning,
Because this is the hour and the best moment.
Because you are not alone, because I love you.

Carel Kraayenhof and Juan Pablo Dobal are going to Finland (Joensuu)

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Invited by the Dutch conductor Jurjen Hempel, Carel Kraayenhof and Juan Pablo Dobal will play on the 21st of February a concert together with the Joensuu City Orchestra in Finland.
Carel will play as a soloist with the orchestra:
*Aleppo (CK)
*Bamestra (CK)
*Aconcagua (A.Piazzolla, Deel III)
*Adios Nonino (Astor Piazzolla)

After that the duo will play a set including the following numbers:
1. Hotel Victoria (tango) – Feliciano Latasa
2. Enny (valsecito) – Carel Kraayenhof
3. Ñata blanca (aire de zamba) – Carel Kraayenhof
4. De allá (chacarera)- Polo Giménez
5. Cueca de las nubes – Juan Pablo Dobal
6. Remanso (guarania) – Juan Pablo Dobal
7. Cuando despierto mañana (chacarera) – Juan Pablo Dobal
8. El duende de tu son (milonga campera) – Carel Kraayenhof
9. Te vas milonga – Abel Fleury
10. Vamos a chayar (chaya) – Atuto Mercau Soria

For more information visit:
https://www.joensuu.fi/orchestra/english

Dutch Chamber Orchestra and Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble – Valentine’s concert

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Last weekend the Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble played a short series of concerts together with the Dutch Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of concert master Gordan Nikolić.
The well known guitar player Izhar Elias made a special soloist participation, as well as Carel Kraayenhof played as a soloist in a few pieces together with the Orchestra.

Something also very special in this program was the number of Carel’s own compositions.
The concert played on the 15th of February will be broadcasted on the 19th of March on the Dutch channel NPO 4.

Program (guideline)
1. Astor Piazzolla-dubbelconcert for guitar, bandoneon and strings
2. Alexander Borodin- Nocturne
3. Isaac Albenniz – Suite Espanola, op.47:
4. Leo Brouwer – Danzas Concertantes for guitar and strings
5. PAUZE
6. Astor Piazzolla from: De Jaargetijden: ‘Ivierno Portenos’
7. Astor Piazzolla from: De Jaargetijden: ‘Otono’
* Kraayenhof – Aleppo
8. Carel Kraayenhof – Suite Compasion
9. Carel Kraayenhof – Bamestra –

for more information:
www.orkest.nl
www.izharelias.com

Overwhelming reactions to the Liberación theater show

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Carel Kraayenhof and Thirza Lourens, together with the musicians and Liberación’s entire crew, are more than happy with all positive reactions from the different theater audiences. Our social media is glowing.
We hope that this will bring even more people to the shows, so they also can enjoy this special evening.