November 23, 2019

Italian music and flavours at Europol

Italian Ambassador H.E. Mr. Andrea Perugini, Italian pianist, Daklen Difato and Europol Executive Director, Ms. Catherine de Bolle. “Italy is among the highest exporter of food products, naturally, the question of food safety becomes relevant. Europol, not only fights crime in Europe but also contributes to the safety of food-related products in Europe. The Italian Republic has been cooperating with Europol for a very long period and will continue to commit itself to the security of Europe. Tonight, with Italian food and music, we bring flavor to Europol!” H.E. Mr. Andrea Perugini, Ambassador of Italy to the Netherlands. By Azim…

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ICC hosts Seventh International Meetings of the Defence

On 15 November 2019, the Seventh International Meetings of the Defence was hosted at the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands, organised by the ICC’s Office of Public Counsel for the Defence (OPCD) in partnership with the Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), and with the support of the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA), and the Association of Defence Counsel practising before the International Courts and Tribunals (ADC-ICT). The event was attended approximately by 60 Defence Counsels, Bar Associations representatives, international criminal law defence office staff, and experts in international criminal justice.  …

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Through The Walls

On the 17th November 2019 it will be exactly 30 years since the fall of communism regime in former Czechoslovakia. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the events of 1989 which created “Europe without walls”, the Czech Centre Rotterdam is organizing an international art exhibition to reflect on the contemporary socio-political situation and the current state of our society 30 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain.  The seven exhibiting artists are individuals coming from several European countries. Because of their different cultural backgrounds and current experience with living abroad, specifically in the Netherlands, they offer multiple…

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Conversation with Justice Minister Judit Varga

On 14 November, the Minister of Justice of Hungary, H.E. Ms.  Judit Varga will be in The Netherlands. As part of her visit, she will have a conversation at De Balie in Amsterdam about the state of the rule of law in Hungary and its position in the EU. Member of the European Parliament for D66 Sophie in ‘t Veld and assistant professor in History and European Studies Ferenc Laczó will join the conversation that will be moderated by De Balie Director Yoeri Albrecht. Photography by the Embassy of Hungary in The Hague.

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East Indies – West Indies on two pianos at The Concertgebouw

Henk Mak van Dijk and Gustavo Corrales Romero © KDRdeCorrales Latin American classical music and Indonesian gamelan sounds presented together on one stage The Hague – After a successful start of his three part concert series Around the World on Two Pianos with ‘Latinissimo’ on 12 October, Latin America specialist Gustavo Corrales Romero is preparing for the next notable concert organized by his production company KyG Productions on 17 November at The Concertgebouw. The other grand piano will this time be played by none other than Indonesia music specialist Henk Mak van Dijk. Cuban pianist-composer Gustavo Corrales Romero has had…

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“Pieter de Hooch, out of the shadow of Vermeer”

in Museum Prinsenhof in Delft Pieter de Hooch (1629- in or after 1679) ca. 1657. Portrait of a Delft Family. Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna. By John Dunkelgrün. ‘Everyone’ has heard of Johannes Vermeer and it is common knowledge that he was the most important painter in Delft, a city which during the 17th century, the Dutch Golden Age, as a very important center of the arts. Much less known is his contemporary and fellow Delft painter Pieter de Hoogh and more is the pity. De Hooch is not ‘just’ one of the great Dutch painters of the…

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“Aztecs” at Linden Museum

 The exhibition is the main showcase of Mexican pre-Hispanic art and culture in Germany this year. It exhibits 228 masterpieces of Mexican art, 125 of which come from the National Institute of Anthropology and History.From 11 October in Stuttgart, capital of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, the exhibition “Aztecs” (Azteken) began at the Linden Museum, the first exhibition with social, political and economic context of this important pre-Hispanic civilisation in the European continent. For the opening representing the Government of Mexico and the Secretary of Culture was Alejandra Frausto present, the Ambassador of Mexico to the Federal Republic of Germany, Rogelio Granguillhome inaugurated the exhibition…

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«Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten»

On October 15, 2019 a presentation of the book “One hundred and one” was held at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Netherlands. The novel was written by Anvar Irgashev, author from Uzbekistan, and Yulia Medvedovskaya, a Russian writer and his co-author. The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Belgium, the Youth Union of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan Film Holding take active part in this event. “One hundred and one” was based on recently obtained documentary data about heroic and tragic destiny of one hundred and one Uzbek soldiers during The Great Patriotic War. They…

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Trois Romantiques Têtus Exhibition

The Hague, October 16, 2019. This week marks the opening of an exhibition showcasing the creative force of three Dutch artists, merging couture design, photography and painting. Celebrating over two decades of creative excellence in their respective fields, the exhibition offers a unique view of the artists’ interconnected and diverse works. Peter George d’Angelino Tap, renowned designer based in The Hague whose artistic couture is showcased on international catwalks, and spans across theatre, opera and ballet, is spearheading the collaboration, where the creative outputs of all three artists including photographer Niek Verschoor and painter Malou Busser, will be showcased in…

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Canto Negro, trip of Latin American Art Songs

In the picture soprano Mariela Añazco. At the end of the 19th century, Latin American composers sought and found a unique sound by setting poems by their poets to music. Latin American composers were writing in a socio-cultural context being shaped by profoundly nationalistic social trends and a fertile musical renaissance was spread throughout the Americas. The heart of the Latin American Art Song repertoire was written from the end of the 19th century to about the middle of the 20th. The origins of the genre originated from 19th century Germany where composers such as Schubert and Schuman were writing…

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