The Northern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation

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 The Northern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation 
and the 
Goethe-Institut San Francisco cordially invite you to

Afternoon Tea at San Francisco Symphony with
Ton Koopman

Sunday, March 15th, 2015, 4:00 PM

Everything you always wanted to know about the Matthaus/St Matthew Passion, Bach cantates and Baroque music you can ask world renowned conductor and organist
Ton Koopman in an exclusive in-person meeting.

San Francisco Symphony
Musician’s entrance off of Hayes Street
(between Van Ness and Franklin).
Please check in at the security guard’s desk

Free Entry
Open to the Public
Registration Required

About the Speaker
Ton Koopman was born in Zwolle in 1944. After a classical education he studied organ, harpsichord and musicology in Amsterdam and was awarded the Prix d'Excellence for both instruments. From the beginning of his musical studies he was fascinated by authentic instruments and a performance style based on sound scholarship and in 1969, at the age of 25, he created his first Baroque orchestra. In 1979 he founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra followed by the Amsterdam Baroque Choir in 1992.

Over the course of a forty-five-year career Ton Koopman has appeared in the most important concert halls and festivals of the five continents. As a harpsichord player and conductor of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir he has been a regular guest at venues which include the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Philharmonie in Munich, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York and leading concert halls in Vienna, London, Berlin, Brussels, Madrid, Rome, Salzburg, Tokyo and Osaka.

Ton Koopman is regularly published and for a number of years he has been engaged in editing the complete Handel Organ Concerti for Breitkopf & Härtel. Pedagogy has been an important factor in Ton Koopman's life for many years and to that end he is professor of harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and is an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London. He is also artistic director of the French Festival “Itinéraire Baroque”. 


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Special exhibit tour lead by
exhibit-curator Simon B. Kool 

Lost Stories, Found Images:
Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam
by Annemie Wolff

March 9th, 2015
30 PM - 8:30 PM

ART-Lounge (entrance street level)
530 Bush Street #204, San Francisco, CA 94108

About the exhibition
German-born Dutch photographer Annemie Wolff, who passed away in 1994, took these photos at a time of great danger, both for her and for her subjects. The exhibition contains never-before-seen portraits of Jews living in Amsterdam in 1943. Dutch researchers An Huitzing and Tamara Becker have painstakingly uncovered – and continue to uncover – the identities and compelling stories of many individuals featured in these unique photos. These previously lost works help illuminate an untold story of Jewish life in Amsterdam during the Holocaust. To learn more about this exhibition, please click here.

Simon B. Kool

About Simon B. Kool
Simon B. Kool (1950) studied graphic design. In 1984 he was co-founder of Dutch Photo Agency "Hollandse Hoogte". From 1994 to 1999 he was member of the board of the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts). Started in 1999 as independent exhibition curator, with the "KLM History in Photography" exhibition at Schiphol Airport. "Port Images", the exhibition on 100 years Port of Rotterdam was one of the most successful in its kind. He edited and published books about photography. Among them one on Russian Oleg Klimov and on the photography of the legendary steam ship Rotterdam, both combined with exhibitions. From 1999 to 2005 he has been part time lecturer at AVANS Hogeschool Masters in Breda, The Netherlands. More than ten years ago he discovered the archive of Annemie and Helmuth Wolff. Those film rolls contained portraits of 434 individuals, residents of “Amsterdam South,” including Jews wearing the Yellow Star, Jews without these stars, and non-Jews. Names and addresses were handwritten in an accompanying receipt book. This exhibition by the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation in the Goethe-Institut San Francisco is the very first, focusing on the 1943 portraits.

To view a short video of the story of Annemie Wolff, please click on the image below

The exhibit opens on Thursday, February 26, 2015, with a special opening event.

To view a list of other events happening during the exhibition, please click HERE.

The exhibition continues until April 17, 2015.
Opening times: 10AM - 6PM (M-Th; until 4PM on Fr)

This photo exhibition has been made possible, in part, by a cultural grant from
the Netherland-America Foundation and
the consulate general of the Netherlands in San Francisco.