The Uilenburg concert series began in October 1996 as a posthumous tribute to Leo Smit. Since then we have performed over a hundred concerts and we are into our 16th season. Starting in the beautiful surroundings of the Uilenburg Synagogue, distinguished Dutch musicians played the music of Leo Smit, his contemporaries and our contemporaries. Since the 2010-2011 season the concerts continue in Bethaniënklooster (a former monastery in Amsterdam which is one of the leading venues for chamber music).
These concerts focus on forgotten but very often groundbreaking music by pre-Second World War composers. They present a wide spectrum of traditional and new elements in twentieth century music and more recent compositions.
Lost music from the inter-war years can be heard alongside the music of contemporary composers who are already well-known to the general public. At the same time a link is made to today’s music by playing new compositions.
The concerts are performed by top musicians from different countries. This year as in other years the artistic director Eleonore Pameijer presents a programme full of surprises.
After twenty seasons, this series came to a halt in 2017.
Impression earlier seasons
at the Uilenburger Synagogue