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Amateur Ensembles

As an amateur musician you can join the Orlando Festival with your own ensemble. The Orlando Festival offers a special music vacation in a beautiful area in the South of the Netherlands. You will stay in one of the two beautiful Fletcher Hotels in Kerkrade and will receive lessons, have access to a rehearsal space, listen to concerts, visit open lessons and masterclasses and enjoy a lot of chamber music during the festival!

Playing in an ensemble, enjoying concerts and lessons, listening to beautiful chamber music, having interesting conversations with like-minded people: young and old meet at the Orlando Festival!

All participants reside in one of the two Fletcher Hotels in Kerkrade. The rehearsal spaces and lessons are in the so called cultural HuB of Kerkrade, Theater Kerkrade and the music school of Stichting SMK.

All participants and visitors stay on basis of full board and lodging. Everybody meets each other during mealtimes, lessons, rehearsals and concerts. This contributes greatly to the relaxing and unique Orlando atmosphere. After the concert all participants, visitors and musicians can get together in the theater bar, where they can reminisce over the concert and the experiences of the day.

Amateur musicians of all levels of proficiency are welcome; sufficient preparation is needed in order to make the most of the lessons. During the course the ensembles receive lessons from the Orlando musicians. In addition to the ensemble lessons it is also possible to book a private lesson with a musician of your choosing. You can add a preferance for one or two teachers during the bookingprocess, we will consider your preferences as much as possible. At the last day of the 5-day course there will be a participantsconcert. You can register for participation in this concert during the festival at the Orlando Festival office in the HuB.

You can visit all activities of the festival, not just the two daily concerts but also the open lessons. Every afternoon there is a concert at 16.30 and in the evenings there is an eveningconcert. All concerts will take place in Theater Kerkrade.

Nieuwe Muziek op Maat

Building on the succes of the Songs & Dances project organized in 2019 and the Nieuwe Muziek op Maat project organized in 2021, Orlando will organize a sequel to this last project in 2022. All participating amateur musicians (Ad Hoc and members of already existing ensembles) could sign up for this extra ensemble course. During the course you will receive practical instructions during the rehearsals and peerforming of new compositions or arrangements with musical and technical challenges in the field of rhythm and ensemble playing.

Due to the great need for playable contemporary music for amateurs, it is important to have music available that allows for variable instrumentations. The music that will be played is of various difficulty levels and can be adapted to special line-ups.

Bas Clabbers will lead both 5-day courses (from 11 until 16 August and from 16 until 21 August) as a teacher and/or conductor.

The results will be presented at both paticipant concerts! More information about this will be announced later on.

The Orlando Festival is moving to the center of Kerkrade! From this year on, an overnight stay one of the two beautiful Fletcher Hotels in Kerkrade will be included in the packagedeals.

Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Erenstein Castle

Hotel Erenstein Castle consists of a total of 45 rooms. All rooms in Hotel Erenstein are situated in the Carré farm, 150 meter from the castle and are spreaded over several floors (there is no elevator!). Breakfast is served in the breakfast room on the ground floor. With good weather, the terrace will also be open.

Hotel Erenstein Castle is located about a 10-minute walk away from the HuB.Kerkrade. Five- or ten-day bookings are given priority over a room in Erenstein, “first come, first serve”.

Click here for more information about this hotel.

Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Parkstad-South Limburg

Hotel Parkstad has a total of 80 moderns rooms, tastefully decorated and fully equipped. All rooms are located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of the hotel. An elevator is available! Breakfast is served in the Brasserie on the 1st floor.

Hotel Parkstad is located a little further away from the city center, near the Parkstad Limburg Foodballstadium. It is about 10 minutes by car to the HuB.Kerkrade. The Orlando Festival will provide a free shuttle service for participants and visitors who do not have own transportations. It is also possible to rent an E-bike at the hotel. Click here for more information about the hotel.

The rooms of both hotels are comparable to the comfort rooms of Rolduc. All rooms have a private bathroom and toilet.

Lunch and dinner

The shared lunch will be served every day in the Theater bar in the HuB.Kerkrade. Dinner for all participants and visitors will be served in Erenstein Castle.

Five-day participantpackage

The prices are per person, including tourist tax and service costs.

Five-day package
1 persoon occupation€ 1.193,50
2 person occupation (if you share the room)€ 962,25

The participantpackage includes:
* Overnight stay in an excellent room in Fletcher Hotel Erenstein Castle (as long as there is room, five and ten-day packages are given priority) or Fletcher Hotel Parkstad. Arrival before 12.00 due to the lunch served in the HuB.Kerkrade. Check-in at the hotel is possible from 15.00 on (there is a guarded luggage storage facility in the HuB.Kerkrade);
* From Fletcher Hotel Parkstad there will be a free shuttle service for participants and visitors who do not have their own transport (E-bikes can be rented at the hotel). More information about the shuttle service will follow soon;
* Breakfast (served at the hotel where you are staying), lunch (served at the HuB.Kerkrade) and dinner buffet (served at Erenstein Castle);
* Access to all festival activities during the number of days booked;
* 4 ensemble lessons (a teacher preference can be indicated during the booking process. We try to take this into account as much as possible):
* The possibility to book extra rehearsal rooms for free (in the SMK music school or one of the backstage rooms in the Theater) during the 5 days (1 rehearsal per day will already be included in your schedule):
* Free participation in the ‘Nieuwe Muziek op Maat’ program. You can register for this during the booking process;
* Entrance ticket to the afternoon concert in PLT;
* Entrance ticket to the evening concert in PLT;
* Check out on the day of departure before 11.00. Your Orlando stay ends after breakfast!

Extra ensemble lessons or a private lesson can be booked (if possible in terms of the availability of the teacher). Send an E-mail to info@orlandofestival.nl for more information.

Prices extra lessons:
* Extra ensemble lesson: € 40,- p.p.
* Private lesson (75 minutes): € 80,- p.p.

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Ten-day participantpackage

The prices are per person, including tourist tax and service costs.

Ten-day package
1 persoon occupation€ 2.381
2 person occupation (if you share the room)€ 1.918,50

The participantpackage includes:
* Overnight stay in an excellent room in Fletcher Hotel Erenstein Castle (as long as there is room, five and ten-day packages are given priority) or Fletcher Hotel Parkstad. Arrival before 12.00 due to the lunch served in the HuB.Kerkrade. Check-in at the hotel is possible from 15.00 on (there is a guarded luggage storage facility in the HuB.Kerkrade);
* From Fletcher Hotel Parkstad there will be a free shuttle service for participants and visitors who do not have their own transport (E-bikes can be rented at the hotel). More information about the shuttle service will follow soon;
* Breakfast (served at the hotel where you are staying), lunch (served at the HuB.Kerkrade) and dinner buffet (served at Erenstein Castle);
* Access to all festival activities during the number of days booked;
* 8 ensemble lessons (a teacher preference can be indicated during the booking process. We try to take this into account as much as possible):
* The possibility to book extra rehearsal rooms for free (in the SMK music school or one of the backstage rooms in the Theater) during the 10 days (1 rehearsal per day will already be included in your schedule):
* Free participation in the ‘Nieuwe Muziek op Maat’ program. You can register for this during the booking process;
* Entrance ticket to the afternoon concert in PLT;
* Entrance ticket to the evening concert in PLT;
* Check out on the day of departure before 11.00. Your Orlando stay ends after breakfast!

Extra ensemble lessons or a private lesson can be booked (if possible in terms of the availability of the teacher). Send an E-mail to info@orlandofestival.nl for more information.

Prices extra lessons:
* Extra ensemble lesson: € 40,- p.p.
* Private lesson (75 minutes): € 80,- p.p.

Click here for more information about the participantpackage.

Registrate and book your stay here!

Do you have any questions about your reservation or about a packagedeal?
Send us an E-mail: info@orlandofestival.nl or call: +31(0)45 369 05 56.

Do you have a question about the booking process on klassiekemuziek.nl?
Please contact Klassieke Muziek directly via: www.klassiekemuziek.nl/contact or via E-mail: service@klassiekemuziek.nl.

 

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