New light on Goldberg

Goldberg variations by J.S. Bach: 4 players & 8 saxophones moving in a staging of light cubes.

The Berlage Saxophone Quartet puts Bach’s Goldberg variations in a new light: in a new arrangement for saxophones and surrounded by a backdrop of luminous cubes, the BSQ breathes new life into this masterpiece. The saxophonists enter into a collaboration with light designer Jurjen Alkema (Blauwe uur) and stage director Ria Marks, responsible for the ¨mis-en-scène¨
Alto saxophonist and house arranger Peter Vigh, is responsible for a new, tailor-made arrangement, including eight saxophones, played by the four members of the quartet.

Vigh will also make his own composition that, as a prologue, brings the audience into the right mood for the total experience of music, light and image.

Program

  • Prologue Peter Vigh
  • Goldberg Variations J.S. Bach (arrangement – Peter Vigh)

Collaboration

  • Director Ria Marks
  • Light installation Jurjen Alkema
Concerts

New Light on Goldberg Première Hermitage Amsterdam 8 Dec, 16h

Berlage Saxophone Quartet
Director: Ria Marks
Light design: Jurjen Alkema

New Light on Goldberg Dorpskerk in Beetsterzwaag 11 Jan, 16h

Berlage Saxophone Quartet
Director: Ria Marks
Light design: Jurjen Alkema

New Light on Goldberg Jagthuis Nederhorst den Berg 17 Jan, 20:15h

Berlage Saxophone Quartet
Director: Ria Marks
Light design: Jurjen Alkema

New Light on Goldberg Kerkje Valkkoog 8 Feb, 20:15h

Berlage Saxophone Quartet
Director: Ria Marks
Light design: Jurjen Alkema

New Light on Goldberg Museum de buitenplaats, Eelde 9 Feb, 15h

Berlage Saxophone Quartet
Director: Ria Marks
Light design: Jurjen Alkema

New Light on Goldberg Concerten bij Kaarslicht, Jisp 11 Feb, 18h

Berlage Saxophone Quartet
Director: Ria Marks
Light design: Jurjen Alkema

New Light on Goldberg Tiliander Oisterwijk 29 Mar, 13h

Berlage Saxophone Quartet
Director: Ria Marks
Light design: Jurjen Alkema

New Light on Goldberg, Zaterdagmiddag Concerten, Deventer 4 Apr, 15h

Berlage Saxophone Quartet
Director: Ria Marks
Light design: Jurjen Alkema

Berlage Academy Den Durpsherd, Berlicum 8 - 11 Apr

Masterclass, workshops & concerts hosted by the Berlage Saxophone Quartet

New Light on Goldberg Oranjewoud Festival 31 May, 00h

Berlage Saxophone Quartet
Director: Ria Marks
Light design: Jurjen Alkema