Nightcaps

Concert programme, 2022/2023
About the programme

Nightcaps is a late night concert by Dutch pianists Christiaan Kuyvenhoven and Thomas Beijer. A one hour show, in which dark solo pieces magically blend with mysterious music for piano duo.

During Nightcaps, melancholic tears in Rachmaninoff and Liszt are alternated with twinkling starry skies in Sonatas by Scarlatti. Cloudiness and festivities in Debussy’s Nocturnes merge into passionate desire, whispered by Chopin.

It’s music that enchants and befuddles, until Saint-Saëns makes the clock strike twelve. Even the dead are coming alive now! …and dance into the night.

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Nightcaps poster | Dutch pianists Thomas Beijer & Christiaan Kuyvenhoven

Repertoire

Piano solo & duo

S. Rachmaninoff – Suite No.1, Op.5 – ‘Les Larmes’
F. Liszt – Faribolo Pastour, S.236/1
D. Scarlatti – Sonata in F major, K.296
F. Chopin – Barcarolle in f sharp major, Op.60
C. Debussy/M. Ravel – Nocturnes, I. Nuages & II. Fêtes
D. Scarlatti – Sonata in B flat major, K.266
F. Chopin – Mazuraka No.17 in b flat minor, Op.24/4
C. Saint-Saens – Danse Macabre, Op.40

Duration 60 min. without intermission.
On request the programme can be extended.

Nightcaps is an ideal programme for festivals and for reaching new audiences.

Duration: 60 min. | On request the programme can be extended.
For bookings: hannes@devriesartists.com

Cast

The pianists

Thomas Beijer

A winner of the Young Pianist Foundation National Piano Competition at the age of eighteen, Thomas Beijer was recognized early on as one of the most prominent musicians in his home country. Thomas Beijer is a versatile musician, with a broad repertoire ranging from seventeenth-century music to contemporary works. As well as a performer, Beijer is also a composer, visual artist and author. Since 2019, Thomas Beijer has been artistic director of the Young Pianist Foundation.

Christiaan Kuyvenhoven

Pianist and presenter Christiaan Kuyvenhoven (1985) is one of the most creative musicians of his generation. Under the motto ‘great music, great stories’ he puts together concert programmes and concepts that make classical music appealing for a broad audience. His strives to inspire his audience in a meaningful, communicative, and personal way. He does so on the concert stage as well as in theaters, on radio & tv and online.

“The highlight of our programme are two Nocturnes by Debussy. These are unique scenes in music that fire the imagination. Ravel made a masterful arrangement for two pianos of the orchestral score.”