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Guitar concert by Izhar Elias at museum het Leids Wevershuis, November 17th

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

During my exhibition at museum het Leids Wevershuis I organized a program of concerts and lectures, starting at November 17th with a solo guitar concert by Izhar Elias, playing 'Semiramide' by Gioachino Rossini.

There will be three free concerts, at 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30.


Museum het Leids Wevershuis

Middelstegracht 143

2312 TV Leiden

​Izhar Elias (Amsterdam, 1977) is one of the most sought-after specialists in early music, chamber music and new music for guitar. He has given concerts, lectures, and masterclasses, and been the soloist in concertos with renowned orchestras, in Europe, Russia, south-east Asia, Australia and the USA. He won the prestigious Dutch Music Prize in 2011, the highest musical award given by the Dutch government.

The rest of the program:

MUSIC, performances start 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM

Free access

SUNDAY DECEMBER 15, 2019 Duo Marianta 

vocals / various instruments; 18th century music of the midwinter festivals, by two musicologists who form a duo with special historical instruments.

SUNDAY JANUARY 19, 2020 Nico van der Meel en David van Ooijen

voice and lute, A duo that will perform songs from a song manuscript from the 16th century by the Leiden Antonis van Butenvest and a weaver's song by Karel van Mander.

SUNDAY FEBRUARI 16, 2020 Robert Smith

solo viola da gamba; Special concert by top gambist Robert Smith, who will perform 17th-century pieces from mysterious manuscripts.

TALKS start at 3:00 PM, free entrance

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2019 tells culinary historian Christianne Muusers about the development in the kitchen of the common man in the early modern era, with trips to richer cuisine. The presentation concludes with a tasting of a few dishes. Christianne Muusers specializes in cooking texts from the Late Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. She publishes online at

SUNDAY JANUARY 12, 2020 Geeske Kruseman

researcher, about living with textiles and living with textiles in the 16th-century Wevershuis.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2020 Boudewijn Veldman

architect, about how the process from purchase to restoration of the Wevershuis went.

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