News letter August

Dear friends and relations,

We hope everybody had a great summer. For us this summer brought lots of energy.

Carel is busy composing for the new theatre-show in 2014 – 2015, which will be booked by our new booking-office ‘Bureau Lommerde&Tonen’. At this very moment Mark Schoots (marketeer) is examining  the subsidy-, sponsoring- and crowd-funding possibilities for this new show.

Without these three elements it will be very difficult to release a new show and a CD.

Thirza is very happy  that she found reinforcement for the office and during concerts. Since 10 July Juli Golin came to strengthen the team. Juli already worked for us in 2008 and 2009 via the office of Sylvia Snel, PR3.

We are also very happy that Jaap Branderhorst recovered completely of the kidney-donation for his brother Kees. Both suffered of no complications at all and they are working fulltime again.

After the premiere on 30 April of Carel’s 20 minutes lasting composition ‘Suite Compasion’ with the Residentie Orchestra, it also can be listened to on Sunday 25 August in Thorn during the Grachtenfestival (Canalfestival) Thorn. There Carel will give a concert with the ‘Saint Petersburg Chamber Orchestra’ under the direction of conductor Joost Smeets in the Abdij Kerk (Abbey Church) at 16:00.

Carel’s composition ‘Bamestra’ was arranged last summer by Sylvia Maessen on behalf of the concerts with the Dutch Symphony Orchestra on 2 and 3 October in Enschede and Deventer.

Next to this composition Carel will play during these concerts the ‘Hommage a Liege’ (concert for bandoneon, guitar and strings) by Astor Piazzolla with Izhar Elias on guitar.

During the Monuments Day on 15 September the Kraayenhof Tango Ensemble will give an open to the public concert in Bibelot, Waterstaatskerk in Dordrecht. Start first concert: 14:00 h.

The Duo Kraayenhof – Dobal will give a free concert on 8 September on Burchtplein in Wassenaar, start 15:00 h.



Cadant Symphony Orchestra with guest Carel Kraayenhof and his Kraayenhof Tango Ensemble


Theatre De Mythe / ZLM hall

Carel Kraayenhof and his Kraayenhof Tango Ensemble will be guests during the concert of the Cadant Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on November 29th in

Theatre De Mythe in Goes.

With this ‘Swinging Latin Night’-programme CSO will close the ‘Latin America Year’ of the city of Goes.

Experience the summer again and let yourself carry away on summery sounds, exciting rhythms from several parts of Latin America.


More info: and


Celebration of 20 years STAG with Carel Kraayenhof y su Sexteto Canyengue

On 28th September 2013 the ‘Stichting (Foundation) Tango Argentino’ (STAG) exists 20 years. For that reason they invited our dance-ensemble, ‘Carel Kraayenhof y su Sexteto Canyengue’ to provide for a tango-salon. This performance is open for everyone and will start with a short concert to listen to, after which the dancing-shoes can be put on and those present can dance the Argentinian tango on live music by the Sextet. In 2008 Sexteto Canyengue also had the honour to provide for a beautiful evening in the Grand Theatre in Groningen invited by STAG. So take care of being there in due course.

In the afternoon the musicians of the Sextet will give a workshop Argentinian tango-music for students of the conservatory in Groningen.

Tickets for the evening can be booked at:, 0638303901 and at he box office of the Grand Theatre on the evening itself.