MORE Outings in Friesland: five tips

Painting by Greetje Feenstra. PHOTO ARCHIVE OUT SERVICE

From the St Matthew Passion to music from James Bond films, from dance to an exhibition. There will be plenty of culture to sniff in Friesland in the coming days.

On the podium: Barney Willemse

times the Evenings on stage In Sneek, Lewinski offers a stage for emerging talent, special stories or – as yet – undiscovered pearls in the cultural/literary sector. Lewinski also gives artists the opportunity to try out their latest work in front of an audience. Tomorrow is the stage for Barney Willemse.

Willemse grew up in a small village in North Holland. Country music was born to him. His mother used to be a singer and his father played guitar. So it’s no surprise that Barney himself now makes this music with his guitar. This has been going on since he was seven years old. With a voice that fits the genre, and the clothing style of the 1970s, Barney brings an authentic sound and style. Barney is strongly inspired by artists like Johnny Cash, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Danny Vera and so on. The evening will be filled with a mix of own work and covers with special stories in between. Dinner will be served beforehand from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Barney Willemse also plays during this dinner. Reservations for the performance or meal can be made via Lewinski’s ticket service at facebook.

Sneek – Podium Lewinski, Thu 19.30

Matthäus Passion by the NHL Stendenkoor

The NHL Stendenkoor has been bringing the sound of the Matthäus Passion in Leeuwarden with conviction for more than 25 years. The choir has now become an integral part of the cultural life of the Frisian capital. The choir is delighted to continue the tradition after two years of absence.

On Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April in the Grote Kerk in Leeuwarden it is late NHL Stenden choir hear Bach’s classic, in collaboration with NASKA, Koorschool Drenthe and soloists. The hall opens one hour before the start.

Leeuwarden – Grote or Jacobijnerkerk, Tues 12 and Wed 13 April, 7.30 p.m., 27.50 euros, students and schoolchildren 17.50 euros

The world of espionage and glamour

Immerse yourself in the world of espionage and glamour. The most iconic songs from early and more recent James Bond films are coming to the concert tomorrow The Music from James Bond passed in De Lawe. All songs with that recognizable sound that is both nostalgic and timeless.

Dorona Alberti (Gare du Nord) and her ensemble immerse themselves in the world of espionage and glamor with the program The Music from James Bond † A number of songs will be given a new look especially for this occasion. In short: the ultimate sound of these films with Dorona Alberti and her ensemble.

Drachten – De Lawei, Thu 8.15 pm, 27.50 euros

What is the (non) meaning of life?

In the dance performance Stairway to Heaven Ari Peterse and Kamee Frieling go in search of the meaning of life. We are developing completely drowsy. As if it is our own prison to learn and grow forever. What are we actually doing it for? To achieve the ultimate? And if you’ve learned your whole life, is that your Utopia?

We are in an individual society. There is social pressure, pressure from your environment to perform. The pressure to get higher on that ladder, to take a step forward every time. But sometimes you fall back, and thunder down the stairs. There you lie, downstairs. And step by step you scramble up again. The performance about physical and mental exhaustion can be seen tomorrow at Theater de Bres.

Leeuwarden – De Bres, Thu 8.30 pm, 12.50 euros

Anniversary exhibition Art route Gaasterland

In the beautiful eleven-town town of Sloten, the local Museum Sloten has a exhibition dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the Kunstroute Gaasterland. An artists’ collective of nine visual artists from different disciplines who have been opening their studios every first Sunday from May to October for years.

To celebrate this initiative, this exhibition shows a wonderful overview of, among other things, paintings, etchings, objects made of corten steel, bronze statues and jewelry.

Sloten – Museum Sloten, until 2 October, Tues to Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat and Sun 1-5 p.m., 3.50 euros (7 to 12 years of age 2.50 euros)

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