World premiere and repeat performances of CARL’S LAMENT by the Ricciotti Ensemble — conducted by Coen Stuit — and vocalist Henk Kraaijeveld.
This new work is based on the theme for Ricciotti’s Spring Tour: celebrating the centennial of the first Dutch radio play. It is an imaginary dialogue between a 7-year old poor child and former CEO of investment bank Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein. The soloist for this tour, jazz vocalist Henk Kraaijeveld, will perform the dialogue as a narrator.
The Ricciotti Ensemble is a street orchestra that started in the 1970s and still today operates on the principle of live symphonic music for everyone. Over 50% of their performances are in social institutions: refugee centres, hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, prisons, homes for the mentally and/or physically disabled and schools for children with special needs.