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De Doelen, Rotterdam

27 September 2020


MCMF concert SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27th 2020
de Doelen, Rotterdam, the netherlands

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are restricted by the rules and guidelines of the Dutch Government and the number of visitors in De Doelen will be limited. Since we would like you to all be able to participate in the MCMF concert 2020 from your living room, the entire concert is also broadcast online via a “livestream”. This means that you can attend the concert from 2:00 PM CET+1 on Sunday, September 27, 2020 from your iPad, tablet, phone or computer. The livestream will be available via our website, our MCMF Facebook page and the MCMF YouTube channel.

You can find more information and the program here. Register now to be part of this (online) concert! 

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Melles Classical Music Foundation (MCMF) was founded after Martin Haunhorst (concert master at the Bergische Symphoniker in Remscheid) and Gerrit Melles (ophthalmologist with a long-time interest in composing) met each other in 2010. Their mutual interest in classical music led to several projects, for which the music was written by Gerrit Melles and the performances were directed by Martin Haunhorst.

The aim of the MCMF foundation is to organize performances of self composed symphonical music and to provide a platform for young, starting musicians to be a soloist which will enable them to get public exposure and to gain experience in playing with an orchestra. Most scores are written for a soloist on a given instrument accompanied by the MCMF orchestra.

Having started with two string quartets in 2010, the ensemble slowly grew into a small chamber orchestra of 15 members, and has now reached the size of an orchestra with about 60 members. The 6th edition of the concert in the Netherlands took place on October 27th, 2019 in the Concert Hall (Grote Zaal) of de Doelen in Rotterdam. Soloists were Ella Botter (hobo), Leah Blomenkamp (bassoon) and Tobias Haunhorst (piano) who played with the Philharmonie Südwestfalen.The next concert is scheduled for September 27, 2020.

We kindly invite you to attend one of our activities – please take a look at the Agenda section to see our upcoming concerts. You can also follow us on Facebook (mcmfrotterdam) or take a look at our YouTube channel.

We thank our sponsors and everyone who has supported the MCMF initiative in the past for their involvement and support in organizing these concerts.