Kate Honey, composition student at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, has written a protest against Shell, Shell Symphony, because the oil giant is a sponsor of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Shell Symphony will be performed tonight (October 5th), at 18.00h on the Museumplein by samba band Amsterdam Rhythms of Resistance and the group Musicians Against Climate Change.
At 20.15h the work will be performed again at the Muziekgebouw, in the Nieuw Ensemble programme ‘Omwentelingen (revolutions)’; an evening brimming with works on present-day topics by composition students and alumni. The programme includes works by Erqing Wang, Genevieve Murphy, Rick van Veldhuizen, Chiva & Joël Bons, Marcos Baggiani & Brechtje, Wang Lu en Matteo Nicolin.
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Kate Honey (1991, High Wycombe, UK) studies composition in the master’s degree programme at the CvA. Kate has a strong interest in socially and environmentally engaged music, with particular interest in artistic responses to climate change. Earlier this year she participated in the protest against Shell in the Van Gogh Museum.