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Metropole Orchestra/Piet Noordijk

Piet Noordijk / Metropole Orchestra

Swinging With Strings (CD & DVD)

  • Type CD+DVD audio
  • Label Jazz 'N Pulz
  • UPC 0608917592627
  • Catalog number BMCD 75926
  • Release date 02 October 2009
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About the album

Arlia de Ruiter, Vera Laporeva, Denis Koenders, David Peijnenborgh, Pauline Terlouw, Polina Cekov, Erik Kromhout, Ruben Margarita - 1st violin |
Merijn Rombout, Herman van Haaren, Wim Kok, Elizabeth Liefkes-Cats, Vera van der Bie, Marianne van den Heuvel, Laurie Vreeken-Bos - 2nd violin |
Mieke Honingh, Norman Jansen,J ulia Jowett, Iris Schut, Isabella Petersen- viola | Emile Visser, Annie Tangberg, Wim Grin, Jascha Albracht - cello |
Erik Winkelmann - contrabass | Joke Schonewille - harp | Martin de Ruiter - oboe / English horn | Hans Vroomans - piano | Frans van Geest - bass | Marcel Serierse - drums.

Piet Noordijk has the ability to play jazz in such an unexpected way that he is always recognisable in his work in a way nobody else does. His improvisations never superficial and never dull, are surprisingly lucid. Many great and well known jazz musicians are always willing to play with him.On his 75th birthday Piet Noordijk was invited to play his favourite pieces with the string- and rhythm section of The Metropole Orchestra, the band in which he had been the main alto player for more than a decade. This album is the recording of the live performance of that birthdayconcert at the Bimhuis Amsterdam The Netherlands, both in audio (CD) and video (DVD).

A positive gesture from MCO to the world: Flashmob in The Hague

28-10-2010

image On the 26th of October, members of the dutch radio orchestra's and the radio choir staged a flashmob at the Hague Central station against the Dutch government plans to scrap the Netherlands Broadcasting Music Center (MCO).In the video below, you can see this great flashmob, a very nice way to protest against the plans.With this spontanious action, MCO also presents their music to the world in a ...

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