On the evening of Thursday 23 November 2017, the Week of Inspiration will be closed by an entertaining, cultural event.

College Tour-style Interview with THom Palstra

  • Date: 23 November 20.00 - 21.00
  • Location: Ravelijn
  • Moderators: Hiska Bakker and Peter Timmerman

In an interview modeled after the Dutch NTR television programme College Tour, the Rector Magnificus of the University of Twente will tell us about his life and career. This is your opportunity to get to know him better and learn about his goals and life visions.

Performance by Christiaan Kuyvenhoven

  • Date: 23 November 21.00 - 22.00
  • Location: Ravelijn

Lecture-recital: Inspiration and Music Interpretation

In classical music, composers are very precise in their writing of music. Not only notes, but also the tempo, dynamics, and different kinds of sound quality is written down in the score. Performing musicians are supposed to follow these instructions, to respect the meanings of a composer and his music.

But is that truly possible? How much room does that leave a performer for his own interpretation? And what’s the need and meaning of inspiration for him?

During a lecture-recital on November 23rd, award-winning pianist and music theatre actor Christiaan Kuyvenhoven will share his thoughts about inspiration and music inspiration with you. He will perform several pieces by Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin.

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Pub Quiz

  • Date: 23 November 22.15 - 00.00
  • Location: Ravelijn
  • Moderator: TBA

The Week of Inspiration will be closed with an amazing pub quiz. Show us how much you learned during the past four days and display your knowledge on various other topics to win a nice prize!