‘They’re used to shocks and earthquakes in Groningen: after all, the NNO makes a regular practice of shaking up preconceptions about symphonic music. Good examples are such exciting projects as ‘A Symphonic Tribute to the Rolling Stones’ and a concert full of computer game music called ‘NNO Plays Games’.
This time, NNO scores a nine on the Richter Scale with ‘Protest Songs’. This symphonic concert will feature Tim Knol, Naaz and the NNO performing both famous protest songs as well as ones they composed themselves. Eric Corton will be the host and narrator who relates the story of the 21st century, its blessings and plagues. ‘Protest Songs’: an evening of pure enjoyment with some aftershocks to get you thinking.’