Music Theatre

  • Beathoven

    Photography © Klaus Görgen

    CREW

    Idea & Concept: Katharina Höhne

    Composition: Stefan Behrisch, Georg Hamilton, Ludwig von Beethoven

    Conductor: Wayne Marshall

    Choreography: Kassandra Wedel

    Visuals (Video & LED): Schnelle Bunte Bilder

    Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Costumes: Katharina Höhne, Annechien Koerselman, Kassandra Wedel

    Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman & Ertan Kaya

    Interpreter of the deaf & Co-trainer: Elisabeth Brichta

    Organsiation: Westdeutscher Rundfunk Cologne


     

    premiere January 24, 2020, Kölner Philharmonie Cologne (DE)

    CAST

    Dance: Kassandra Wedel & 28 deaf, hearing impaired & hearing teenagers

    Electronic instruments: Marc Romboy

    Moderation: Isabel Hecker, Kassandra Wedel (gebarentaal)

    Orchestra: WDR Funkhausorchester

     

  • HERO'S JOURNEY

  • INNER VOICE

  • Jungleboogy

    Photography © Robert Verhoeve, Anne Ammerlaan, Anne Müller, Annechien Koerselman

    CREW

    Stage direction & Script: Annechien Koerselman

    Musical dramaturgy: Dividivi3 & Annechien Koerselman

    Set- & Costumedesign: Anne Ammerlaan

    Productionleader: Dividivi3, Amsterdam

    Organisation: Dividivi3 Amsterdam


     

    Opening August 10, 2019, The Canalfestival, Amsterdam

    CAST

    Flute & Acting: Rieneke Brink (Dividivi3)

    (Alto)Oboe & Acting: Paloma de Beer (Dividivi3)

    Bassclarinet & Acting: Ilse Eijsink (Dividivi3)

  • LOO

  • On the Night Plain

    Photography © Ben Bonouvrier

    CREW

    Idea & Musical dramaturgy: String Quartet Biennale

    Composition: Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, Pascal Dusapin, Valentin Silvestrov, Henryk Górecki, Mortin Feldman, Kevin Volans, Terry Riley

    Concept & Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Setdesign: Ascon de Nijs

    Lightdesign: Jeroen Smith

    Productionleader: Sanne Bouman

    Organisation: String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam


     

    premiere January 31, 2020 Muziekgebouw aan het IJ Amsterdam

    CAST

    Arditti Quartet: Irvine Arditti (violin), Ashot Sarkissjan (violin), Ralf Ehlers (viola), Lucas Fels (cello)

    Calder Quartet: Benjamin Jacobson (violin), Tereza Stanislav (violin), Jonathan Moerschel (viola), Eric Byers (cello)

    Signum Quartet: Florian Donderer (violin), Annette Walther (violin), Xandi van Dijk (viola), Thomas Schmitz (cello)

  • Opening Canalfestival 2018

    Photography © Melle Meivogel & Robert Verhoeve

    CREW

    Concept, Stage direction & Props: Annechien Koerselman

    Costumedesign: Margot Koudstaal

    Lightdesign: Jeroen Smith

    Sound: Marc Baijens

    Stage manager: Roland van Lammers Toorenburg

    Programmer: Lestari Scholtes

    Productionleading: Lisanne van Wijk

    Organisation: Het Grachtenfestival Amsterdam


     

    premiere Augustus 10, 2018, Zuiderkerk Amsterdam

    CAST

    Musicians: Ella van Poucke (Cello), Camiel Boomsma (piano), Babylon Quartet (Leonid Nikishin - violin, Danielle Daoukayeva - violin, Kellen McDaniel - viola, William McLeish -cello), Sanne Rambags Trio (Sanne Rambags - singing, Joost Lijbaart - drums, Jesse Schilderink - saxophone), Merlijn Runia (singing), Jornt Duyx (guitar), Caravan (Julian Schneemann - piano & composition, Jawa Manla - Ud, Emmy Storms - violin, Jeroen Batterink - percussion)

    Actor: Reinier Demeijer

    Presentation: Dieuwertje Blok

     

  • Opening Canalfestival 2019

    Photography © Melle Meivogel & Rob van Dam

    CREW

    Concept, Stage direction & Set: Annechien Koerselman

    Costumes: Margot Koudstaal

    Light: Jeroen Smith

    Sound: Marc Baijens

    Stage manager: Karsten Stouten

    Programmer: Lestari Scholtes

    Executive Producer: Anna Schaap

    Organisation: The Grachtenfestival Amsterdam


     

    premiere 09th of augustus 2019, Zuiderkerk Amsterdam

    CAST

    Musicians: Raoul Steffani (baritone), Yang Yang Cai (piano), Dominique Vleeshouwers, Arend Bruijn (percussion), Syrene Saxofoon (Annelies Vrieswijk - alto saxophone, Evelien Jansen - dance, Niek Wagenaar - dance, Anne Suurendonk - choreographer), Cunana Ensemble (Mariana Preda - panflute, Noa Eyl - violin, Gabriel Barbalau - double base, Dani Luca - cymbalom), Kika Sprangers Trio (Kika Sprangers - saxophone & composition, Wolfert Brederode - piano, Jasper van Hulten - percussion), Pynarello en Tijn Wybenga (arrangement).

    Performer: Fay Loren

    Presentation: Dieuwertje Blok

     

  • Par!s! Par!s!

    Photography © Anja Koehler & Benno Hunziker

    CREW

    Idea: Die Schurken

    Stage direction & Script: Annechien Koerselman

    Set- & Costumedesign: Nina Ball

    Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman i.c.w. Nina Ball

    Additional new compositions: Marcus Nigsch

    Producer & Organisation: Die Schurken, Bregenz

     

    premiere June 17, 2018 Philharmonie Luxembourg

    CAST

    Clarinet, Acting: Martin Schelling

    Trumpet, Acting: Stefan Dünser

    Accordion, Acting: Goran Kovacevic

    Double bass, Acting: Martin Deuring

  • Pictures at an Exhibition WDR Dackl

    Photography © WDR

    CREW

    Composition: Modest Mussorgsky

    Text: Carsten Haffke

    Conductor: Cristian Măcelaru

    Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Props: Barbara Cibis

    Set: Nina Pöting & Annechien Koerselman

    Light: Chris Sroka i.Z.m. Annechien Koerselman

    WDR Musiceducation: Katharina Höhne

    Editor KiRaKa: Susanne Kuttler

    Producer: West Deutscher Rundfunk Cologne


     

    premiere January 29, 2019, WDR Rundfunkhaus Cologne

    CAST

    Puppeteer: Carsten Haffke

    Moderation: Isabel Hecker

    Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester

     

  • Sing Strong Summerconcert

    Photography © Jimmy Israel & Screenshots Livestream

    CREW

    Concept: Wishful Singing (vocal female quintet)

    Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Recording: Nico de Voogd (camera), Jaap Schledorn (sound)

    Set- & Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman

    Production: Erik Laarman & Kees Kaya

    Business manager: Anne-Christine Wemekamp

    Organisation: Stichting Wishful Singing, Amsterdam i.c.w. De Vereeniging Nijmegen


     

    premiere July 16, 2021, De Vereeniging Nijmegen

    CAST

    Singing: Anne-Christine Wemekamp (1st soprano)

    Singing: Maria Goetze (2nd soprano)

    Singing: Marleen van Os (mezzo-soprano)

    Singing: Stella Brüggen (1st alto)

    Singing: Marjolein Stots (2nd alto)

    Guest singers: Damani Leidsman, Madhu Lalbahadoersing

    Pianist: Bert van den Brink

    Singing teachers: Nicole Fiselier, Carina Vinke, Janneke Boomsma, Leonore Engelbrecht

     

  • The Nightingale

    Photography © Claus Langer

    CREW

    Composition: Ugis Praulins

    Text: Elke Hoffmann

    Conductor: Nicolas Fink

    Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Costumedesign: Melissa Müller

    Props: Barbara Cibis

    Setdesign: Kristina Stasch

    Lightdesign: Ingo Jaunich & Annechien Koerselman

    Editor KiRaKa: Dorothee Wepler

    WDR Musiceducation: Mirjam von Jarzebowski

    Producer: West Deutscher Rundfunk Cologne


     

    premiere October 21, 2017 WDR Rundfunkhaus Cologne

    CAST

    Nightingale: Tabea Debus, recorder

    Steward: Folker Banik

    Professor Plem/Emperor: Peter Saurbier, Moderator

    Kitchen Maid/Mrs. Nina: Nina Heuser, Moderator

    Royal Household: WDR Rundfunkchor Köln

    Piano: Yoshiko Hashimoto

  • The somewhat differandrént Carnival Concert

    Photography © WDR (Livestream)

    CREW

    Conductor: Rasmus Baumann

    Text: Simone Höft & Natascha Breuers

    Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Televisieregie: Daniel Harbecke

    Set design: Anja Dublanka

    Props: Barbara Cibis

    Costumes: Melissa Müller

    Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman i.c.w. Martin Cohaus

    Sound: Tobias Nievelstein

    WDR Music Education & editorial office: Mirjam von Jarzebowski

    Organisation: West Deutscher Rundfunk Cologne


     

    premiere February 14, 2021, WDR Rundfunkhaus Cologne (DE)

    CAST

    Moderation: André Gatzke & Carsten Haffke as Dackl

    Singers: Mirko Bäumer (Bläck Föös), Bastian Campmann (Kasalla)

    Orchestra: WDR Funkhausorchestra

     

  • THE SOUND ON THE TRACK

  • The Tree and its Ear

    Photography © Allard Willemse (2018) & Majanka Fotografie (2019)

    CREW

    Composition: Modest Mussorgsky

    Text: Annet Schaap

    Stage direction, Costumedesign & Musicdramaturgy: Annechien Koerselman

    Sandprincess: Rosa van der Vijver

    Lightdesign: Nico Kraeima

    Arranger: Andreas N. Tarkmann (2018) & Johan van der Linden (2019)

    Producer: Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Utrecht


     

    premiere July 01, 2018 TivoliVredenburg Utrecht

    premiere December 29, 2019 TivoliVredenburg Utrecht

    CAST

    Narrator: Maartje Stokkers (2018) & Dieuwertje Blok (2019)

    Saxophone Quartet 2018: Signum Saxophone Quartet: Blaž Kemperle (Sopranosaxophone), Hayrapet Arakelyan (Altosaxophone), Alan Luzar (Tenorsaxophone), Guerino Bellarosa (Baritonesaxophone)

    Saxophone Quartet 2019: Ardemus Saxophone Quartet: Lisa Wyss (Sopranosaxophone), Lovro Merčep (Altosaxophone), Jenita Veurink (Tenorsaxophone), Deborah Witteveen (Baritonesaxophone)

  • The Umbrella

    Photography © Jan Horndijk

    CREW

    Idea: Klaartje van Veldhoven & Nicoline Soeter

    Composition: Nicoline Soeter

    Stage direction & Script: Annechien Koerselman

    Dialogues & Songtexts: Floortje Schoevaarts

    Set- & Costumedesign: Calle de Hoog

    Light: Nico Kraeima

    Technics: Tineke Knoester

    Productionleading: Renée Bekkers ism Annechien Koerselman

    Authors picture book The Umbrella: Ingrid and Dieter Schubert, published by  Lemniscaat

    Producer: Stichting Accordion for Art, Gemert


     

    premiere February 10, 2019, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven

    CAST

    Zang & Spel: Klaartje van Veldhoven

    Accordeon & Spel: Renée Bekkers / Pieternel Berkers

    Cello & Spel: Susanne Rosmolen

    Percussie & Spel: Jeroen Geevers

     

  • THE UNICORN, THE GORGON & THE MANTICORE

  • Videoclips The Rose & Loch Lomond

    Screenshots © WDR

     

    CREW

    Concept & Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Conductor: Nicolas Fink

    Videodesign: Annechien Koerselman

    Graphical design: Iris Roschinski / Ann-Kristin Zoppe / Christiane Auert

    Setdesign: Anja Dublanka

    Videotechnics: Peter Tacke

    Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman i.s.m. Martin Cohaus

    Clothes female choir: Lea Diel

    Editing: Ewa Jankowska

    Recording leading: Michael Georg-Wittwer

    Management WRC: Carola Anhalt

    Productionleading: Monika Jacobeit

    Organisation: West Deutscher Rundfunk Cologne


     

    premiere september 2021 WDR Klassik

     

    CAST

    The Rose: WDR Rundfunk Female Choir Cologne

    Loch Lomond: WDR Rundfunk Male Choir Cologe

  • WASTELAND

  • What about Mary?

    Photography © Ronald Knapp

    CREW

    Concept: Wishful Singing

    Composition: a.o. Giovanni da Palestrina, Robert Schumann, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Wijnand van Klaveren

    Arrangements: Wijnand van Klaveren, Sylvia Maessen, Bob Zimmerman, Philip Lawson, Hayo Boerema, Daan Verlaan, Kate Moore, Jetse Bremer, e.v.a.

    Stage direction & Script: Annechien Koerselman

    Texts: Wendela de Vos, Herman Finkers

    Costumedesign: Anouk van Schie

    Props: Annechien Koerselman

    Organisation: Stichting Wishful Singing, Amsterdam


     

    Premiere March 03, 2019, Bonifatiuskerk Vries

    CAST

    Singing & Acting: Anne-Christine Wemekamp (1st soprano)

    Singing & Acting:: Maria Goetze (2nd soprano)

    Singing & Acting: Marjolein Verburg (mezzo-soprano)

    Singing & Acting: Janneke Vis (1st alto)

    Singing & Acting: Marjolein Stots (2nd alto)