New Dutch Commission for The Fanfareorkest De Hoop Stellendam

Nigel has been commissioned to write a new large-scale work in honour of the 125th Anniversary of The Fanfareorkest De Hoop Stellendam. The result will be conducted by their newly appointed conductor Anne van den Berg. Based in the Netherlands, the orchestra has asked that Nigel celebrate in his composition the Netherlands famous Delta Works, a series of dams, sluices, locks, dykes, levees, and storm surge barriers in South Holland and Zeeland that protect the coast from serious flooding. It regarded internationally as one of “The Seven Wonders of the Modern” and is praised by the American Society of Civil Engineers. As well as celebrating this extraordinary engineering achievement, Nigel also plans to bring an environmental flavour into this work. The The Fanfareorkest De Hoop Stellendam are no strangers to Nigel’s work as they performed his Earthrise back in 2018. Nigel says that as a British (Belgium based) composer that he is very privileged to have been asked to write this piece for the orchestra’s 125 anniversary!

To learn more about the Delta Works go to:

https://www.holland.com/global/tourism/destinations/provinces/zeeland/the-delta-works.htm

The Fanfareorkest De Hoop Stellendam performing Earthrise in December 2018.

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