Steel Stolen

Nederlands Kamerkoor
Sat 11 May 20:00 - 21:15
Sat 11 May ’24
20:00 - 21:15
  • Sat 11 May ’24
    20:00 - 21:15
    Nieuwe Kerk, The Hague

The title of this special program refers to the material on which man built the industrial revolution. The steel made from raw materials that we extract from the earth. Stolen perhaps. Mined to use for our purposes. But do we know its real powers?


Veljo Tormis Curse upon Iron
Sofia Goebaidoelina Sonnengesang

Do we have an eye for the unforeseen side effects? And what if those forces turn against us? Get to know the power of what you mine before you use it. That seems to be the message of the intoxicating piece Curse upon Iron by Veljo Tormis. 

Cellist Maya Fridman will lead the Nederlands Kamerkoor and Slagwerk Den Haag in a concert that questions our relationship as humans with nature. As human beings we place ourselves outside nature. But aren’t we ourselves part of it? Isn’t our ‘culture’ just ‘nature’?

In addition to Curse upon Iron, there will also be Sonnengesang by Sofia Goebaidoelina, for choir, cello and percussion, and improvisations by singers from NKK NXT, the talent development program of the Nederlands Kamerkoor. The Swiss filmmaker Laurence Bonvin made images of the Swiss Aletsch glacier for this production.

Ooievaarspas discount
Ooievaarspas holders are eligible for a discount on the ticket price for this concert. To book tickets, we need to see your Ooievaarspas for registration purposes. Please contact our booking office to book your tickets.

Cloakroom and drink 

Cloakroom and an intermission drink are included. If the event does not have an intermission, you will receive the drink afterwards. 



Netherlands Chamber Choir
Slagwerk Den Haag
Peter Dijkstra chief conductor
Maya Fridman cello
Laurence Bonvin visuals