Author Archives: Christopher Trapani

Cities on Water

A word about the spectacular venue where most Gaudeamus Music Week events take place: The Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.

Send It to Amsterdam

This year marks my third visit to Amsterdam for the Gaudeamus Music Week, and it’s become something of a end-of-summer ritual: two or three concerts a day filled with premiere performances, discussions with the jury and other participants in the afternoons, then nighttime waterside drinks on the dock of the stellar new Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.