During TEFAF festival

TEFAF guide 2018

Woensdag 7 maart 2018

The winter is falling back into its slumber and the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds. Shops are transformed into boutiques. Display windows are completely revamped. Chairs and tables are put on the café terraces and menus are updated. Maastricht is looking its very best: it’s time for TEFAF! We are hosting the most beautiful pop-up museum in the world, the best art dealers, the finest pieces, and some of the wealthiest people on Earth. The city becomes an international stage as it adorns itself with this precious gem. The city is alive with high-profile national and international exhibitions, theatre and music productions, dance performances, and special events. What is there to see and do? Where should you go? And what is simply unmissable? Explore the During TEFAF programme here!

TEFAF: Maastricht welcomes the world
More information: www.duringtefaf.com



Friday 9 March
The South Netherlands Philharmonic: With Simone Lamsma to HollywoodConductor Dmitri Liss Violin Simone LamsmaKodály Peacock-Variations Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No.1 Korngold Violin Concerto From Bernstein’s Fancy Free: Suite
‘Breathtakingly wonderful!’ This is how American reviewers described Simone Lamsma’s performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto. In the magical hands of Liss and Lamsma, this Violin Concerto becomes a heavenly rendition of the Jewish composer who had to flee from the Nazis and who became the founding father of the sound of Hollywood. Conductor Willem Mengelberg rightfully called the American-Austrian Korngold ‘a musician who has fallen from heaven’. This same Mengelberg commissioned Kodály to write the colourful Pea-cock Variations. Colour can also be found in Bernstein’s Fancy Free, which perfectly fits in that other ‘showbiz’ heaven of the USA: the glitz and glamour of Broadway.
Papyrus hall – 8:00 PM – €34


Monday 12 March
Theater aan het Vrijthof & Jazz Maastricht
Theater aan het Vrijthof and Jazz Maastricht are bringing contemporary Jazz legends to Maastricht as part of the successful WORLD TOP CONCERTS series. These concerts will present several adventurous world-class artists, acclaimed for their unique sound, expressive playing, and intense musical depth. The WORLD TOP CONCERTS are evenings filled with improvisation, experimentation, and intense live performances by famous artists. Previous editions featured performances by Brad Mehldau Trio, Avishai Cohen Quartet, the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra, and Chris Potter. The lineup for this edition has not yet been finalized, so keep an eye on the websites of Theater aan het Vrijthof and Jazz Maastricht for updates.
Papyrus hall – 8:00 PM – €25



9 to 11 March 2018
St John’s Church (Sint Janskerk)Maastricht Antiquarian Book & Print Fair (MABP)
For the eleventh time, Maastricht’s gothic Sint Janskerk (Church of St.John) will become an Aladdin’s cave for collectors and lovers of antiquarian books and engravings. Around thirty renowned antiquarian book traders from the Netherlands and abroad will be bringing the most valuable and interesting items from their collections to Maastricht at the MABP, the largest Antiquarian Book & Print Fair in the Benelux region. Not only the discerning collector of beautiful manuscripts, old prints, and rare engravings will find what they are looking for; the modest collector, the ‘average’ book lover, and the more magazine-minded reader will also find plenty to browse and buy. From mediaeval manuscripts to bibliophily, books on photography, the avant-garde, architecture, and modern art.


1 March to 19 August 2018
Museum aan het Vrijthof TED: Ted Noten
Museum aan het Vrijthof welcomes artist and designer Ted Noten. The retrospective exhibition TED demonstrates the versatility of this quirky artist. Bags, jewellery, 3D printed objects, installations, projections, and photography feature in this exhibition. The public can also take a tour through the creative mind of artist Ted Noten. Visitors start in the waiting room and end in the recovery room.


Until 18 March 2018
Centre CéramiqueEendagsvliegen: Franco Gori - regional photography
The Italian-Limburg photographer Franco Gori was born in Lucca in 1952. This winter, Centre Céramique is presenting a retrospective exhibition about this passionate and involved photographer. The exhibition will highlight nearly 100 of Franco’s photographs. ‘Mayflies’ (eendags-vliegen in Dutch) is what he calls them. Today it is the latest news in the newspaper, and tomorrow that very same newspaper is used to wrap deep-fried fish on the market. As fleeting as the life of the mayfly. Typical of his work is that, regardless of the difficulty of the situation, the photographer always searches for representations of hope and strength in his images. The exhibition does not just present a near-one hundred intriguing pho-tographs, but it also tells the story of the light-heartedness of life in Limburg and serves as an ode to regional photography.

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