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Event: 22 / 12 / 2016
Location: Geldersekade / Wijnhaven

Date: December 22, 17: 00 hour
Location: corner of Geldersekade and Wijnhaven at the foot of the White House and Scheepshelling de Koningspoort.

On Thursday 22 December an annual closing will take place in the Maritime District of Rotterdam: a concert of midwinter hornblowers and ship's horns. From the roof of the White House, midwinter horn blowers, together with the horns of boats in the Oude Haven, will play a piece of music by Alberto Granados Reguilón, student of Codarts Rotterdam. This unique concert will be opened at 17.00 hours by Anke Bangma, artistic director of TENT. Afterwards you can enjoy a glass of hot mulled wine or a delicious cup of soup and you can admire the annual party of lights around the Oude Haven. With Moon game, a ballet of floating orbs, artist Frans van der Horst will frame this spectacle.

midwinter horn blowers
Mid-horn hornblowers

The Veluwe Mid-horn hornblowers normally only blow on and around the Veluwe, but come to Rotterdam especially for this occasion. The group of blazers usually practices in a country house on the estate of a former Rotterdam harbor baron.

Offblaak | Free port
The MidwinterSchipsHoornConcert takes place in the context of Offblaak | Free port, a project by visual artists Milou van Ham and Niek Verschoor, which they carry out for CBK Rotterdam, the municipality of Rotterdam and the Willem de Kooning Academy: together with professionals from the neighborhood and students from the academy they develop new activities in the Maritime District: they use the arts to draw attention to the area and to explore new possibilities of the neighborhood.
After the concert, the Eldorado3000 artists' company opens the doors at Boompjes 55 for a Christmas exhibition in the Neck of the Woods.

With thanks to: Alberto Granados Reguilón, the Veluwe Midwienterhornbloazers, Codarts Rotterdam, the Witte Huis, Rotterdam Heritage Ports, students of the Willem de Kooning Academy, Grand café Het Witte Huis / Frank Koning, Terroirwijn / Guus van Otterloo, Opzoomer Mee, Scheepshelling de Koningspoort, Frans van der Horst / meeting facilities, Working Group on Residential Interest and the skippers of the Bambi / Edwin Huysers, Pirola / Michiel Rijsenbrij, Trust / Meike Aukes, La Dolce Vita / Alexander Noorman, Janssen 61 / Arjen van Caspel, Keulse Vaart / Peter Faber , Bor / Frans van der Horst, Madrigale / Joram Lehmann and the ss Rotterdam / Paul Kitsz.

TENT is the platform for contemporary art in the context of Rotterdam with exhibitions, new productions, educational projects, performances and events with makers from the city and beyond.
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Forest polder fox, Florentijn Hofman, Schiedamseweg, 2020. Photo: Otto Snoek

BKOR manages and renews the extensive city collection in collaboration with Rotterdam residents, companies and institutions. BKOR advises the municipality, citizens and artists on the realization, placement, relocation and remediation of public works of art.
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Art Office mediates, informs and supports visual artists from Rotterdam with regard to their professional practice. For artists, institutions and individuals.
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