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(Published: October 30, 2012)

November 5 thru December 17 2012

Says Goodbye

A musical spectacle with Loes Luca
and Peter Bolhuis

This autumn brings together the Willem Breuker Kollektief with Loes Luca and Peter Bolhuis for their latest musical theatre spectacle. 
Under the title Happy End,
the orchestra offers a selection from
the oeuvre of the deceased composer and bandleader
Willem Breuker. 

The essence of the Kollektief is reflected in a range of distinctive pieces that Breuker composed from the 1960s until 2010. The pieces are connected by nine mini-operas played and sung by Loes Luca and Peter Bolhuis. Bernard Hunnekink wrote this music to texts by Vera Beths, Hans Dulfer, Leonard Frank, Freek de Jonge and Loes Luca. The stage design consists of movie clips the filmmaker Pieter Verhoeff selected, in which Willem Breuker has the leading role. The direction is in the hands of Matthijs Rümke, who, in 2011, the Kollektief called on for Bertolt Brecht's Mahagonny. 

Final production
Happy End is the final production of the 37-year-old Willem Breuker Kollektief.
As of January 1, 2013 the orchestra disbands. Thus ends an era of unusual and infectious music-theatrical expression that the orchestra under Breuker's leadership  has characterized for years on end. 
"People Music" was permeated with Breuker  typical sounds, based on jazz, improvised music, and contemporary music. Willem Breuker was one of the most important internationally operating 'architects' of the Dutch ensemble culture. 

Last Concert
Apart from the last concert of Happy End,  the Kollektief plays some regular concerts in the Netherlands. The final concert will take place in late December at The Bimhuis, Amsterdam. 

Frans Vermeerssen soprano sax
Hermine Deurloo alto sax, harmonica
Maarten van Norden tenor sax
Alex Coke baritone sax
George Pancras trumpet
Andy Altenfelder trumpet
Andy Bruce trombone
Bernard Hunnekink trombone, tuba
Henk de Jonge piano, synthesizer
Arjen Gorter contrabass
Rob Verdurmen drums

Singing and playing
Loes Luca
(Theatre Audience Award winner 2011) 
Peter Bolhuis (winner Arlecchino 2011) 

Music and arrangements
Willem Breuker 

Music mini-operas
Bernard Hunnekink

Texts mini-operas
Vera Beths, Hans Dulfer, Leonard Frank,
                  Freek de Jonge, and Loes Luca 

Movie Image Pieter Verhoeff 

Director Matthijs Rümke

Performance Dates
Monday 5 Spijkenisse, De Stoep, try-out www.destoep.nu
Tuesday 6 Barendrecht, Het Kruispunt, try-out www.theaterhetkruispunt.nl
Wednesday 7 Leiden, Schouwburg, try-out www.stadspodia.nl
Thursday 8 Leiden, Schouwburg, PREMIERE www.stadspodia.nl
Saturday 10 Zwolle, Odeon De Spiegel www.odeondespiegel.nl
Sunday 11 Amersfoort, De Flint www.deflint.nl
Wednesday 14 Gouda, De Goudse Schouwburg www.goudseschouwburg.nl
Friday 16 Deventer, Schouwburg www.deventerschouwburg.nl
Saturday 17 Groningen, Stadschouwburg www.de-oosterpoort.nl
Tuesday 20 Hoorn, Schouwburg het Park www.hetpark.nl
Thursday 22 Purmerend, De Purmaryn www.depurmaryn.nl
Friday 23 Amsterdam, Meervaart www.meervaart.nl
Saturday 24 Hoofddorp, De Meerse www.demeerse.com
Friday 30 Eindhoven, Parktheater www.parktheater.nl

Saturday 1 Rotterdam, Schouwburg www.rotterdamseschouwburg.nl
Thursday 6 Enschede, Wilminktheater www.wilminktheater.nl
Saturday 8 Haarlem, Schouwburg www.theater-haarlem.nl
Wednesday 12 Arnhem, Schouwburg www.mssa.nl
Thursday 13 Amstelveen, Schouwburg www.schouwburgamstelveen.nl
Friday 14 Alkmaar, Theater de Vest www.theaterdevest.nl
Sunday 16 Leeuwarden, Harmonie, matinee www.harmonie.nl
Monday 17 Den Haag, Koninklijke Schouwburg www.ks.nl

This project was realized in cooperation with Helmer Art Productions and is supported by Arts Fund, BUMA Cultuurfonds, Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Turing Foundation, the Fund and The Kersjesfonds and Fund Louis Andriessen

 Full concert agenda:   http://www.willembreukerkollektief.nl
History & discography:  http://www.willembreukerkollektief.com

More Information: http://www.willembreukerkollektief.nl

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