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“Miniatures of Music and Visual Arts” by Violinist Tosca Opdam Launches 4th Series at the Mauritshuis

Mon, Jan 31 - Tue, Jan 31  2023

Edition IV of the online concert series Miniatures by Music and Visual Arts.

In the series Miniatures  classical music and visual arts are brougth together. In honour of the 200 year anniversary of the Mauritshuis, this series of the Miniatures is an ‘ode’ to the Museum, highlighting some of the masterpieces in their collection.

Taking inspiration from these paintings, Violinist & Artistic director of the Miniatures series Tosca Opdam and fellow musicians will perform pieces of music from a wide range of composers. In four episodes, curator Charlotte Rulkens takes a closer look at paintings in the Mauritshuis collection: Saul and David by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius (1654), Girl with the pearl earring (1665) by Johannes Vermeer and As the Old Sing… (1663-1665) by Jan Steen.

The series Miniatures of Music and Visual Arts is an initiative of violinist and artistic director Tosca Opdam and developed in collaboration with Toscata Foundation.This edition at the Mauritshuis is produced in a special collaboration with Museum Mauritshuis and the Musaics of the Bay Festival San Francisco. Musaics of the Bay Festival commissioned young composer Jesse Brault to write a work for the Miniatures, inspired by the famous work The Goldfinch (1654) of Carel Fabritius, This special composition for recorder, violin and harp will have its world premiere in the second episode of the Miniatures.

To view all Miniatures episodes, visit:

The Miniatures project

The previous three editions of the Miniatures of Music and Visual Arts were recorded at the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, Teylers Museum Haarlem and National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof Leeuwarden (2020-2021).

The fifth edition will take place in the fall of 2022 at the Centraal Museum Utrecht.

The wonderful collaboration of museums and musicians offer an additional possibility, locally, nationally and internationally, to reach and inspire a divers and wider audience.

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