The Dutch ball from friend for friends
By Duke Michael of Mecklenburg.
The Tulips Ball is not far away. On March 31st the ball commences its third edition with more than 15 nationalities and over 140 guests.
This year the Tulips Ball Committee hopes to also serve the Diplomatic Community in the Kingdom of the Netherlands showcasing a traditional Dutch ball having a young twist programme for an international audience.
The agenda includes the Nederlands Studenten Orkest and the Dutch Student Orchestra. Mahler and the violin concert of Takemitsu will be followed by a waltz by Strauss. “A ball as such is a new experience for us, for which we are very excited”, says Clemens van Steijn, the ball organizer.
Duke Michel of Mecklenburg is grateful that the orchestra, composed of 13 musicians, will accompany the Grand Tulips Ball on Saturday 1st of April to ennoble the Dutch weekend with guests coming from Europe and overseas. Jonkheer Thomas Stoop L.L.M. says “the ball also provides opportunities for all participants!”
Another talent is the New York Opera Soprano Lauren Andree. She has announced to join again this year the Tulips Ball Committee, offering a touch of opera to it. Lauren Andree, an ambassador of the Tulips Baal, has recently performed for a benefit concert to benefit the Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem, which is under the patronage of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Order of Malta to the United Nations in New York City.
Having started her career at the Michigan Opera Theatre in her childhood, she commenced her professional opera career in 2014. With Mozart and Puccini as her favourite pieces of opera, Ms Andree has performed in Italy, Mexico and of course the United States of America.
As she will perform also on the Grand Tulips Ball at the stunning Koepelkerk in Amsterdam, the acoustic of the halls together with her voice will surely trickle a special moment during the weekend.
Her Royal Highness Princess Christine of Prussia has shared with the Ball Committee her sympathy for balls as the Tulips Ball. “I am looking forward to visit the Netherlands, to take part in the guided tours and the sightseeing. Beautiful music, beautiful dresses and friendly people, a lovely city. I hope, that the charity project, which helps children in need in the Netherlands, will be greatly supported.”
“I am happy to be associated with the Tulips Ball, and look forward to meeting all of the fine guests who will be attending this year’s edition” says Senator Professor Dr Jan Anthonie Bruijn (VVD),
Once again, Diplomat Magazine, which some of its founders are professional classical musicians and career diplomats, will be the main diplomatic media supporting the Tulips Ball 2017. For additional please visit: http://tulipsball.com/