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zaterdag 21 april 2018

4 en 5 mei viering: The Freedom to Resist: Music and Words


Dear Nederlandse Nederlandse,

In honor of Dutch National Remembrance Day (Dodenherdenking) on May 4th and Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag) on May 5th, The Netherland Club of NY will host a special concert and talk on Thursday May 3rd: The Freedom to Resist: Music and Words.

The award-winning young Dutch pianist Hugo Sloterdijk will perform a piano concert, alternating with American author Mary Fillmore, who will speak and read from her acclaimed historical novel "An Address in Amsterdam". Fillmore will use the story of a young Jewish woman who joins the resistance to illumine current issues: when do we just stand by and when is there the need to act?

Hugo Sloterdijk (1993) began playing the piano at the age of 7. At the age of 17 he got accepted at the young talent class of the Conservatoire in Groningen where he studied with Nata Tsvereli. After two years he was accepted at the class of Paul Komen with whom he finished his Bachelor's degree in 2017. Since September 2017 Hugo has studied with Dutch pianist Wibi Soerjadi in The Netherlands and Horacio Gutierrez at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Hugo won several prizes at competitions and performed throughout Europe. Besides playing as a solo artist, Hugo is a very active chamber-musician.

Music Program:
--- Devotion-----W. Soerjadi / H. Sloterdijk
--- Nocturne in c-sharp minor-----F. Chopin
--- Fairytale-----W. Soerjadi
--- Etude-----A. Scriabin
--- We'll meet again-----R. Parker

Since her first lengthy stay in Amsterdam in 2001, Mary Fillmore has been visiting and researching, writing and speaking about the Holocaust and resistance in The Netherlands. Living in a house where Jewish people were hidden inspired her novel set during the Nazi occupation, An Address in Amsterdam. The book won the Sarton Women's Book Award for Historical Fiction and is a Kirkus Reviews Indie Book of the Month.

Since it was published in October 2016, Mary has given talks at more than 60 events in twelve states and four countries about what the dilemmas and actions of the Dutch in 1940-45 have to say to our times. The book provides both warning and inspiration. "I always explore the many shades of grey in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, and the wrenching choices which confronted good people."

At the event "An Address in Amsterdam" will be available for sale.

If you would like to attend, please get your tickets via the 'Register here' button below.

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May 3 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Doors open: 7:00 PM

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The Netherland Club
The Lounge - 4th floor
3 West 51 Street

New York

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TNC Members: FREE
Non-members: $15
Cash bar
Language: English

Looking forward to seeing you at this event.

Kind regards,

Hein-Jan Keijzer
General manager The Netherland Club of New York