Componistenportret Martijn Padding

The Orgelpark could easily devote three days to the work of the Dutch composer Martijn Padding. Padding has been active as a composer, teacher and administrator for decades. As a student of Louis Andriessen, he belongs to the so-called Hague School. Padding wrote a number of notable solo concertos, that is, concertos for a solo instrument with an ensemble. This year, an organ concerto was added to this series, commissioned by the Orgelpark, and premiered earlier this week (March 7).



Leden van het New European Ensemble

P.F. Thomése, vertelling



16.00 uur


The afternoon concert of the Padding Day focuses on the storytelling performance Grensvariaties; why are we inclined to draw hard boundaries? Whether it concerns national borders, between us and them, between inside and outside, between the digital domain and 'real' life – physical and psychological borders play a prominent role in our consciousness. Writer P.F. Thomése explores this question using stories from his own family history and from his daily life. An intimate performance about a wide-ranging subject.


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