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Tue 12 April

Josep-Maria Balanya

Josep-Maria Balanya is a composer pianist. He will give a special concert at City Art Rotterdam. Josep-Maria is a mastercomposer/pianist who uses the piano as a whole as instrument. He performed all over the world and we are proud that Josep-Maria will give a solo concert at City Art Rotterdam.

Sun 14 February


You can come with whomever you want! Just come to studio De Bakkerij on Valentines Day and enjoy the finest singer/songwriters Rotterdam has to offer!

Sun 14 February

Under the Radar #6: Mariëtte Rouppe van der Voort, Nina Hitz, JanWillem van der Ham, Friso van Wijc

For our sixth edition of Under the Radar, an afternoon of chamber music (composed and improvised) curated by Mariëtte Rouppe van der Voort.

Thu 18 February

Jazzy Nights ft. Jasper Blom and Martijn van Iterson

Once a month the Rotterdamse Schouwburg and Café Restaurant Floor will offer you a chance to enjoy Holland’s finest jazz musicians in a real New York style jazz-club setting. After an opening concert featuring top soloists from the Dutch jazz scene, a jam session will be hosted for both accomplished and upcoming jazz musicians from Rotterdam and beyond.

Sat 27 February

Rogier Smal

An energetic solo drumset by master jazz drummer Rogier Smal.

Sat 13 February

Yokocola - Cellarsounds (LP presentatie)

Rotterdam legends YOKOCOLA’S first album launch. It’s obstructive, hysterical and honest! Some fine psychedelic cellar sounds in addition.

Fri 01 April

Micah P Hinson

Micah P Hinson is back, playing his forthcoming LP.

Sat 26 March

King Shiloh Soundsystem

Original Dub Radix invites King Shiloh ‘The Healing of the Nations’ Sound System.

Fri 25 March

Junkyard Festival

Rotterdam’s Garage / Rock n Roll / Punk / Psych festival

Sun 20 March

Colin Self (US)

Expanding the vernacular of avant-garde electronic music.

Sun 13 March

Baaba (PL) + Big Hare (NL)

Polish fusion and Dutch Dada

Thu 10 March

Sniffing Ether / Ether Snuiven

A programme in which the air is considered as a canvas … Everything is considered: from microwaves, radio plays and esotericism, to extreme low frequencies, radio-activity and radio telescopes. Programme: Doron Sadja, Cilia Erens, and more!

Fri 04 March

MiMa - Max Eilbacher, Die Reihe & Falafel Biels

WORM presents 3 hypermodern electronic acts to see for free!

Sun 14 February


The Mourning Glories are an up-and-coming trio based in The Netherlands, with members from The U.S., Canada and France. This international group sing intricate, sultry harmonies and yodel fearlessly. They switch up instruments, play murder ballads and old time blues.

Sun 14 February

Puntkomma Muziek: Stadsgeluiden

During the latest edition of Puntkomma Muziek, we go looking for the sound of the city. With amazing stories, unique compositions and new collaborations, it is going to be an interesting afternoon. Don’t miss it!

For all the details about the program, see the poster.

Fri 26 February

Open Mic Night!

Get out of the basement and on to the stage! It’s time for another Open Mic Night in your favourite living room at Hostel Room Rotterdam!

Sun 21 February

trio ZVOV

ZVOV will perform in the magneficant building of City Art Rotterdam. ZVOV will use the inside of the whole building in their performance. They play in the different spaces of city Art Rotterdam. Each space has it’s specific acoustic. The artworks of Chris Ripken will be their decor.

Thu 04 February

Silent movie, Live music

Live music accompanying short silent films on a boat!!!

IFFR is taking over rotterdam once again. Join us on V11 with sort films and soundscapes. Followed by further live music: Violet Fall!

Thu 11 February

Dutch Music Community

Dutch Music Community presents a new way of making music, without rehearsals, sheet music, a fixed repertoire or lyrics. Composing is done on the spot by an ever-changing group of the best musicians. This makes every session unique! Tonight’s edition will feature DJ Franky Sticks as a special guest.

Fri 29 January

I Wonder as I Wander

An evening offering you a unique inside in the development of music throughout the last century. AKOM Ensemble presents five exciting works inspired by a world where both Luciano Berio and George Crumb lived.