Lunchtime classical concerts at the Library

During 2011, four entertaining classical lunchtime concerts were held in the stairwell of the University Library. The concerts were given as part of the NEXT programme, in which the Library is working with the De Oosterpoort cultural centre and the Prins Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen.

NEXT is a series of classical concerts designed to dispel the staid image and conventions (written and unwritten) that are often inextricably linked to the classical music genre. In the concerts, young musicians from the Conservatoire – many of them from outside the Netherlands – experiment with various influences and instruments. NEXT brings classical music to students, with short ‘teasers’ and surprise concerts.

The concerts were a pleasant surprise for the library audience, who gave the musicians an enthusiastic hand.