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Metropole Studio Sessions on Facebook

During the first Dutch lockdown earlier this year, the orchestra played three live concerts from its own studio in Hilversum with Jules Buckley at the helm. These concerts, appropriately dubbed the ‘Metropole Studio Sessions’ will now be premiering on Facebook during the holiday break.

Wednesday 23 December – 8.30 pm (CET)
Metropole Studio Sessions: I’ve got the world on a string
The strings of the Metropole Orkest play a couple of well known jazz standards such as ‘Angel Eyes’, ‘Laura’ and ‘Dancing in the Dark’. In addition, they will play compositions by Metropole legends Jerry van Rooyen, Rob Pronk and Vince Mendoza. The concert features top soloists from the orchestra. You will see and hear concert master Arlia de Ruiter, piano player Hans Vroomans and saxophone players Leo Janssen, Paul van der Feen and Marc Scholten. Additionally Ruud Breuls features on trumpet.

Wednesday 30 December – 8.30 pm (CET)
Metropole Studio Sessions: Tribute to Clifford Brown and Charlie Parker 
In the 50’s, trumpet player Clifford Brown recorded his album ‘Clifford Brown with Strings’. A beautiful record with famous jazz standards like ‘Yesterdays’ and ‘Embraceable you’. Conducted by Jules Buckley, the orchestra will honour this legendary trumpet player who passed away way to early. Together with trumpet player Ruud Breuls and alto saxophone player Paul van der Feen they will play arrangements from his album that are arranged by top arranger Neal Hefti. Next to this, alto saxophone player Paul van der Feen will play some pieces of the album ‘Charlie Parker with Strings’.

Wednesday 6 January – 8.30 pm (CET)
Metropole Studio Sessions: Tribute to Charlie Haden
Ten years ago, the MO Strings, conducted by Vince Mendoza, played a wonderful project with bass player Charlie Haden and his Quartet West at the Doelen in Rotterdam. Six years after his passing, we would like to put his music in the spotlights again. During this concert, our own bass hero Aram Kersbergen and tenor saxophone player Sjoerd Dijkhuizen will play a very important role. You will hear songs such as ‘Detour Ahead’, ‘Blues for Alice’ and ‘Nightfall’.