Let yourself be warmed by the sound of Roctet's eight strings on this winter evening.

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach is actually indispensable during Christmas time. What could be better, therefore, to start our concert with parts from Bach's very last work 'Die Kunst der Fuge', in an arrangement by our principal Joris van Rijn.

A rarely performed work is the Double Quartet 'Novoselye - Housewarming' by the romantic Russian composer, “rediscovered” by Roctet and released on our debut CD. Nikolay Afanasyev. The piece is particularly rich in musical discoveries, offers an abundance of lilting melodies that are close to folk music.

The masterpiece is after the break Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Octet in E flat major op.20 on the programme. The octet was intended as a birthday present for the violinist and conductor Eduard Rietz (1802-1832), who certainly appreciated the virtuoso first violin part. The composer's nuanced, delicate writing style and his romantic, lyrical and lilting melodies make the Octet one of the most performed in the repertoire.

Tickets You can order by sending an email to tickets@roctet.nl

Tickets are also available at the venue.

Admission: €22.50 incl. Mulled wine