Concert agenda

Krashna’s upcoming events are:

September 4th, 11th and 18th – Open rehearsals orchestra
September 6th, 13th and 20th – Open rehearsals choir
September 23th – Audition day for orchestra
November 10th – Concert in collaboration with Haags Toonkunstkoor in Zuiderstrandtheater, The Hague

For the concert of November 10th, tickets are already available via this link (Dutch site).

As soon as more information about these concerts is available, it will be available via a link on this page.

Open rehearsals September 2017

Are you looking for an orchestra in Delft for the coming year, or have you always wanted to sing in a choir? Then come and participate at our open rehearsals.

We have open rehearsals for the orchestra on 4, 11 and 18 September from 19:30-22:30 and for the choir on 6, 13 and 20 September from 19:30-22:00. All rehearsals take place in the great hall of Unit Culture on the campus of the TU Delft (Mekelweg 10, 2628 CD Delft)

Everyone can come watch and play or sing during these rehearsals. If you decide you want to become a member, you can register during a rehearsal for an audition or voice test. In the case of the orchestra, you will have to audition during the audition day of Saturday 23 September. In the case of the choir, you will only need to do a voice test to decide which voice group fits you best.

At the orchestra, string players, oboes, flutes, french horns and tuba’s are extra welcome (but if you play something else you’re also welcome!)

See the video below for a peak in the various activities of Krashna.

Spring concerts 2017

Krashna goes Hungary! Delfts Student Music Association Krashna Musika delves in Hungarian atmosphere with music by Bartók, Kodály, Mosonyi and Tóth. Experience in ‘Concert for Orchestra’ how Bartók balances between Hungarian folk music and classical music and be swept along by the enthralling story of Jesus and the temple destruction, musically interpreted by Kódaly.

On June 16th we perform in the Prinsekerk in Rotterdam (Schepenstraat 69) and on June 17th in the Vredeskerk in Delft (Nassaulaan 2). Both concerts start at 20:15.

Come listen (and watch) to Delft Student Music Association Krashna Musika on June 16th or 17th and let yourself be surprised!

The complete programme is as follows:
Béla Bartók – Concert for Orchestra
Zoltán Kodály – Jesu es a Kufarok
Péter Tóth – Hymnus de magna hungariae regina
Mihály Mosonyi – Beatus Vir, Gloria uit Missa 3, Pater Noster en Libera me

Tickets can be ordered via this link. (Dutch site)

Chamber Choir concert 13 May

The Krashna Kamerkoor consists of selected singers from the choir of Krashna Musika.

This project will showcase a compilation of American choral arrangements ranging in time from traditional spirituals such as ‘Soon-ah will be done’, ‘Shenandoah’, and ‘Deep River’ to modern pieces from the 20th and 21st century, such as an arrangement of ‘Gravedigger’ by Dave Matthews. Come enjoy this unique program on May 13th in the Lutherse Kerk in Delft!

Tickets can be bought at


Masterclass day & Chamber music concert
Saturday the 3rd of June Krashna organises a day of masterclasses in collaboration with the Delft Chamber Music Festival and Sports & Culture of the TU Delft.  On this day, between 10:00 and 17:00 we will welcome four professional chamber music musicians at Unit Culture (Mekelweg 10):

Kathelijn was one of our soloist at the concerts of the choir and orchestra of Krashna in December. She has also been a soloist with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Furthermore she sings in the Groot Omroepkoor and the Dutch Traveling Opera.
Sumire won first prizes at the Iordens Violin days and the Prinses Christina Concours. She plays in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Domestica Rotterdam, a chamber orchestra consisting of members of the RPhO.
Mutsumi also performed multiple times as a member of the RPhO. Together with Rutger she plays in the Ensemble MIR. With the ensemble they made it to the finals of ‘the Big Chambermusic Prize 2014’ (if it translates).
Rutger is a pianist with a passion for chamber music. In the Ensemble Mir he plays in various instrumental combinations.

The subscription deadline has already passed. However, all masterclasses can still be spectated for free. Visitors are warmly invited! The audience can freely walk in and out of masterclass sessions, so you can choose what ensemble or teacher you want to see at any particular time. The schedule can be found below.

Starting at 11:30, there will be a public workshop by Maria van Nieukerken (Dutch personal website). She will provide an interactive workshop of one and a half hour in which the focus will be on cooperating, concentrating, rhythm and combining the left and right halves of the brain. Body percussion will be used and there will be improvisation in groups. You don’t have to be able to play an instrument and everyone can participate! Sign up at our stand on the day itself before the start of the workshop.

In the evening of the same day, at 19:30, the masterclass participants will present their music on the concluding chamber music concert. Additionally, three of the masterclass teachers will be on the programme. Mutsumi, Sumire and Rutger will perform as a trio. This is really special! Entrance to the concert is free, just like with our other chamber music concerts.

Price overview (per person)
Masterclass participation: €25,- / €15,- for members (incl. lunch)
Masterclass spectator: free
Workshop: €5,-
Concert: free

For questions, contact us:

Chamber music concert and campus concerts

On Sunday evening March 26th there will be another chamber music concert, starting at 19:30 in the great hall (2.32) of Unit Culture (Mekelweg 10). The entrance is free! The programme contains among others a cello sonata by Brahms, a trio by Glinka for clarinet, cello and piano and Dvořák’s first string quartet.
This concert is the conclusion of a series of lunch concerts at the TU campus. In the week of 20 March we visit a number of faculties:

  • EEMCS hall downstairs  –  Mo 20 March
  • Applied Physics “huiskamer” (next to VvTP)  –  Tue 21 March
  • 3mE entrance hall  –  Thu 23 March

The lunch concerts are approx. 12:40 – 13:40. Next to Krashna members, also employees and students of the faculties will perform.

Matthäus Passion Delft 8 april 2017

The Dutch passion-tradition has started, once upon a time, in Delft, and Krashna Musika is honored to contribute to that. For that reason, we will perform the Matthäus Passion by Johann Sebestian Bach this year. The over 100 musicians (divided among two orchestras and two choirs) do dozens of different studies, ranging from conservatory to Architecture, but they have one thing in common: their passion for music.

The student musicians are conducted by professional conductor Ruben de Grauw, and the concert will take place in the Aula of the TU Delft. Thanks to the Aula’s beautiful acoustics, the musicians’ joy and the music’s strength, it promises to be a special concert. Thanks to the supertitles, the audience will be able to follow the story closely.

Come to the Passion of Krashna on April 8th at 19:30 and enjoy the music together with us!

Collaborating with the Matthäus Passion are the Academy of Vocal Arts and the following solists:
Anneke Bliek – Soprano
Florieke Beelen – Alto
Peter Vos – Tenor (aria’s)
Adriaan de Koster – Tenor (evangelist)
Berend Eijkhout – Bass (Christus)
Marcel van Dieren – Bass (aria’s)
Mark van Nispen – Organ
Annelies Poortvliet – Viola da Gamba

Tickets can be ordered here.

Chamber music concert

Sunday evening the 26th of February, the third chamber music concert of this year will take place. This is also the first evening of Carnaval, so the theme is an obvious one.

Just like last time, the concert starts at 19:30, this went down well last time. The location is the great hall (2.32) of Unit Culture (Mekelweg 10), and the entrance is free.

The programme contains works from the Baroque period as well as Romantic music, such as the last movement of Dvořák’s Dumky Trio and Chopin’s first Ballade.


Chamber music concert city centre

On Sunday April 30th, Krashna Musika organises a chamber music concert. The location is different than usual: we will play in the hall of Cultuurlab, on the Brabantse Turfmarkt. The visiting address is Gasthuissteeg 12. The concert will start at 19:30. Entrance is free.

The programme contains works for cello and piano by Gabriel Fauré and Fanny Mendelssohn (Felix’ sister), as well as pieces for wind quintet and a trio consisting of piano, cello and soprano.

This building also contains the new board room. Anyone interested can get a tour of the new board space after the concert. This is therefore an excellent opportunity to see the new room from the inside!

Autumn concerts 2016

20161108_krashna_beyondtheunknownOur autumn concerts this year are in the theme of celestial bodies and the supernatural. Experience how the planets can influence the human psyche in The Planets by Gustav Holst. Join the god Apollo as he works as a farmhand among the mortal population in Förklädd Gud (god in disguise) by Lars-Erik Larsson. Be taken to the infinite light in the short a capella pieces Lux AurumqueStars and The Light we Cast.

The Planets will be performed by our symphony orchestra conducted by Daan Admiraal. Förklädd Gud will be performed by our choir and a section of our orchestra conducted by Ruben the Grauw.

All information on the program and the concert dates can be found concisely below:
Gustav Holst – The Planets
Lars-erik Larsson – Förklädd Gud
Eric Whitacre – Lux Aurumque
Jessica Curry – The Light we Cast
Eriks Esenvalds – Stars

16th of December – Elandstraatkerk, The Hague    (Elandstraat 194)
17th of December – Auditorium TU Aula, Delft       (Mekelweg 5)
Both concerts start at 20:15