The Kameropera Festival Maastricht presents a special version of Schubert’s Winterreise. Here, the focus is more on the woman who broke the heart of Schubert’s main character (played by soprano Bibi van den Dijck). She now regrets this and – highly pregnant in the winter – decides to follow him on his journey. The concert will be held in the Lutherse Kerk on Friday 20 and Sunday 22 January at 15.00 and 20.30. For tickets and more information, please visit www.kameroperafestivalmaastricht.nl.
Nu of Nooit
Every year, new Limburg bands take a shot at entering the Pinkpop stage at the Nu of Nooit (Now or Never) competition. On Friday 20 January the first round will be held in the Muziekgieterij. Over the coming weeks the 25 contestants will battle one another in five rounds, until the final on Sunday 26 February in the Parkstad Limburg Theater in Heerlen. The bands start playing at 20.00; tickets are available at www.muziekgieterij.nl.
If you’re at the Market on Sunday 22 January at 15.11, you’ll see quite a spectacle. This is when the Prince of Carnival 2012 will be presented. The prince is the leader of the carnival, which will take place from Sunday 19 until Tuesday 21 February. After the presentation there will be parties in various cafés, such as the Twee Heeren. Just follow the crowd.