The CD Four in One was released in November 2021 on the GLOBE label.
“Brisk gives the recorder many shapes and colours: from clear birdsong to a humming organ” NRC November 2021
“What is striking about these four top musicians is the ease with which they can play music from various style periods” Nederlands Dagblad December 2021
“Immensely beautifully played with lots of love for the instrument and with boundless respect for the music itself” Blokfluitist September 2022.
A plea for miracles – a Christmas concert BRISK + Hans Thissen, actor
In this programme BRISK brings together music for Advent and Christmas from different centuries, surprising the audience with a plea for miracles. Much Christmas music is based on Gregorian hymns. In the 16th century, these became widespread as chorales in the Protestant churches. They became the basis of various compositions in this concert: versions by Praetorius, Hassler, Sweelinck, Bach and Brahms. In addition, there will also be new music by Max Knigge, Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk and Izak de Dreu. The common thread is a French Christmas song: Une jeune fillette. Actor Hans Thissen brings these musical worlds together by reading poetry about Advent and Christmas, and by making the audience think about the meaning of the miracle in short performed scenes. We are far removed from the magic of the miracle in our time. But it is precisely the experience of the miracle that forms the basis for centuries of breathtakingly beautiful Christmas music.
Always about love BRISK + Amaryllis Dieltiens, soprano
Together with soprano Amaryllis Dieltiens, BRISK made a programme with 16th and 17th century songs: English consort songs by Bennet and Nicholson, an Italian frottola by Tromboncino, French chansons by Clemens and De Sermisy and a German song by Hassler. Longing, happiness, sadness, jealousy and parting all pass by.
Hoedje – a musical journey for everyone aged 5 and over
BRISK + Kiki Heessels, actress
A light-hearted show full of humour, based on a text by Irene Kuiper and with music by Juan Felipe Waller, Walther Stuhlmacher, Maurice Ravel and Henry Mancini. The direction is by Hans Thissen.
Hoedje, a little red hat, is one day swept away by a storm. This is the start of an adventurous journey across the globe, in which the wind plays a major role and four recorder players blow blow with all their might. BRISK and Kiki Heessels take you on a journey that you will remember for a long time! Isn’t this little hat much too small for that big elephant? What are those baboons doing there? One bird laughs at Hoedje, the other sings a song for her. But will Hoedje ever come home?
Hoedje is played as a family matinee for everyone from 5 years old, and as a school performance for groups 3 to 5. Watch the trailer here:
For bookings contact Annemiek Zwierenga
Tel. : + 31 30 294 1419