1 March 2020

An evening with Anne of Hannover

Anne of Hannover was taught music theory and harpsichord by G.F. Handel in London. When she resided in Leeuwarden, in the Netherlands, she had Jean Marie Leclair come over from Paris to teach her. Frederik the Great, with whom she corresponded, visited her at Soestdijk Palace to make music together.

The Apollo Ensemble plays sublime music from the period 1600 - 1850, from Baroque to early Romanticism, using historical instruments. They strive to convey the beauty of this music to the widest possible audience.
20 March 2020

Brockes Passion triptych part three

J.S. Bach’s St John Passion: After the release of two breathtaking, but very different Brockes Passions by Handel and Telemann, Bach may have very likely been inspired by these works. The result: his wondrously beautiful St John Passion!

23 February 2020

Summer Academy 2020

The Apollo Summer Academy will be held for the fifth year this summer in the Karmelklooster (a former nunnery) in Drachten. A week of complete music-making includes chamber music, an orchestra project focusing on Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, a choir, workshops and concerts by both students and faculty. A renowned faculty in an inspiring environment where you will make musical friends to last a lifetime.

Apollo Ensemble

Music is a universal, living language to be enjoyed by all of us. It’s a language that you can learn, play and share.

Read more