“Utrecht Price” for winner NBK
"Utrecht Price" for the first time awarded during the NBK 2015 to the winner of the champion division.
This price includes an award and offer to perform in one of ZIMIHC's theatres as a try-out for the EBK (European Brassband Championship). For this performance there is an expense allowance of 1000,- euro available. The Utrecht Price was awarded to Provinciale Brassband Groningen.
NS Wind Orchestra on Central Station
During the NBK 2015 ZIMIHC organised a performance of the NS Wind Orchestra on the Central Station. A lot of people got acquainted with this beautiful orchestra and with the ambition of ZIMIHC to make Utrecht the hub of wind music in the Netherlands in the coming years.
The NS Wind Orchestra gave an amazing performance for an enthusiastic crowd. The beautiful new station hall turned out to be a good spot for events like this. We would like to use this spot more often!
Tredegar Townband at City Hall Bridge
During the NBK 2015 Tredegar Townband presented themselves at TivoliVredenburg. ZIMIHC tempted the band to perform on the street aswell. The musicians quickly got the locals from Utrecht excited.
Tredegar Townband is one of the most appealing brassbands from England. They offer an amazing show and know each time how to win over the crowd. In April 2015 ZIMIHC already talked to the band during the European Brassband Championship in Freiburg about the wish to bring them to the Netherlands. It is amazing how fast this succeeded.
Studio Pfeiffer NBK Try-out
On 7 November 2015 Brassband Schoonhoven organised the Studio Pfeiffer NBK Try-out at ZIMIHC's theatre Stefanus. Ten bands from different divisions showed the mandatory work of the NBK 2015.
Danny Oosterman gave after each performance a professional advice to the conductor and orchestra. With his input the orchestras still had one week to improve and finalize their performance for the NBK.
Utrecht Price for NK Soloists
In October 2015 KNMO organised the NK Soloists. For the first time the winners got a "Utrecht Price". Besides an award they get the opportunity to perform during the fringe program of the European Championship for Wind Orchestras on 21 May 2016. This fringe program is organised by ZIMIHC during the ECWO. The NK Soloists will perform in TivoliVredenburg.
The fringe program of the ECWO will happen on diverse places in Utrecht city. Musicians let their voices hear on the street, in the park and on the water. The soloists of the NK get a beautiful spot in the hall of TivoliVredenburg on the Rabo Open Stage.
(photo: FV Mediaproducties)
K.O.Brass! meets Brassband Schoonhoven
On saturday 3 October 2015 the Topbrass concert Brass Virtuosi was organised by Brass Band Schoonhoven together with K.O.Brass! from the Kyteman Orchestra from Utrecht. The show was spectacular!
K.O.Brass! delivers a precise knockout punch by combining individual qualities and the diversity within the group.
Brass Band Schoonhoven is part of the best brass bands of the world and has been successful both national and international in the last years. During the concert all facets from the ''wind music'' were addressed, from quiet melodies till overwhelming fanfares, and from classic repertoire till improvisation, pop and jazz.
Brassband Breukelen at Uitfeest Utrecht
Each year Utrecht celebrates the start of the cultural season with the Uitfeest: a big overview of all cultural events happening in the coming season. ZIMIHC offers an overview of its activities at Park Lepelenburg.
In September 2015, ZIMIHC invited Brassband Breukelen to perform at the stage in Park Lepeleburg. They did a great and much appreciated performance so you will definitely meet them again in Utrecht.