Scotland Tour 2020

This year, D.S.M.G. Krashna Musika will be crossing the north sea for our tour to Scotland! For a week in July the choir and orchestra will be visiting both the historic city of Glasgow and Scotland's beautiful capital Edinburgh. They will travel to Scotland via an overnight boat on the 4th of July and return to the Netherlands on the 12th for their final concert in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam.

Krashna Tour 2018


4th of July: Ferry from Ijmuiden towards Newcastle
5th of July: Arrival in Newcastle, bus to Glasgow
8th of July: Bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh
11th of July: Ferry from Newcastle towards Ijmuiden and bus to Amsterdam


In this programme, Krashna will play four works from four composers. The programme got the nickname Death in Venice as both composers Lotti and Gabrieli died in Venice and Vivaldi was born there. Death in Venice is also a movie made in 1971 by director Luchino Visconti, based on Gustav Mahler, the composer of the grand symphonic work the orchestra will perform.

Gloria à 16 – Gabrieli
In Gabrieli’s Gloria four choirs with each four voices will sing, building up complex polyphonies based on the by Gabrieli developed principle ‘cori spezzati’. In Krashna’s adaptation of the Gloria several choirs will be played by instrumental ensembles while the choir will sing the other voices.

Credo in F - Lotti
Lotti’s Credo in F is a relatively unknown piece, although an experienced listener to old choral music will recognize the Crucifixus, a part from this Credo. In this work 8 separate lines slowly accumulate to an interesting polyphony, typical for the baroque.

Gloria – Vivaldi
For many people Antonio Vivaldi is the most well-known composer from the baroque. His music stands out mainly because of the central role of the violins, probably because Vivaldi was a violinist himself. We can also find this in his most well-known setting (RV 589) of the hymn Gloria in excelsis Deo. In this Gloria Krashna’s chorus will sing an iconic piece from the Venetian Baroque with two young soloists and a small accompanying orchestra. As a major highlight from this period, a choristers repertoire can’t lack Vivaldi’s Gloria!

Symfonie 1 - Mahler
Gustav Mahler is one of the greatest composers of all times and was an example to composers like Leonard Bernstein, Arnold Schönberg and Anton Webern. In his time, Mahler was mainly a conductor who also composed in the weekends and holidays. His first symphony is despite its name not the first symphony Mahler wrote. At least two symphonic works were composed by Gustav before writing the first symphony, which was in that time still called the ‘Symphonische Dichting in zwei Teilen’. In 1892 Mahler performed the piece under the name ‘Der Titan’, referring to the semi-autobiographical novel from Jean Paul. Later in 1896 Mahler himself started calling it his first symphony. The symphony is written for a dubble set of timpani, 7 horns and a total of 17 brass players. With around one hundred musicians on stage it will not only be an amazing symphony to listen to but also to perform.