Enjoy a concert of classical music by candlelight at the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam. Experience the beautiful acoustics of the synagogue as hundreds of candles light up the 17th-century building in Amsterdam’s Jewish Cultural Quarter.
What to Expect
Make the most of your stay in Amsterdam and experience a wonderful concert in the unique setting of the 17th-century Portuguese Synagogue. Located in the Jewish Cultural Quarter of the city, the synagogue hosts a classical concert once a month.
Experience the beautiful acoustics as hundreds of burning candles form an enchanting backdrop for the candlelight concert series.
Thursday 15 December (19:30)
Olivier Greif Ensemble: Musicians living in Groningen, with Russian, French and Spanish roots, advocates of Olivier Greif, the French-Jewish composer (1950-2000), play colorful and thrilling piano trios by Greif and Fauré.
Thursday 19 January (19:30)
James Oesi & Andrea Vasi: Two great sonatas by Schubert and Brahms, joined by a selection from Ernest Bloch’s From Jewish Life. Oesi arranged the parts for arpeggione, cello and violin for himself on double bass, supported by Vasi on piano.
Thursday 23 February (19:30)
Apollo Ensemble: These specialists in Baroque have put together a program dedicated to the Anglo-Italian-Jewish composer Giacobbe Cervetto (1690-1783) and his contemporaries.
Thursday 16 March (19:30)
Benjamin Herman and the Robin Nolan Trio: A unique collaboration between famous jazz saxophonist Benjamin Herman and gypsy guitarist Robin Nolan, who’ve recorded Swing de Paris together. This music brings Django Reinhardt’s heritage to life.
Thursday 6 April (20:00)
Ensemble Oerknal!: With The Viola in My Life by Morton Feldman (1926-1987). The building and acoustics of the Portuguese Synagogue fit perfectly with the quiet, kaleidoscopic and beautiful music of Feldman.
Know Before You Go
• Seats are assigned by the theater box office and will not be known in advance of the performance date