Thursday Friday

Tickets will be sold at:
Addo's Bookstore, Flamingo Bookstore, Hotel Rochaline, It Rains Fishes, Plaza Resort Bonaire, Little Havana and Sense.

Your reserved tickets will be available at
concert entrance until 7 pm.


Ticket information

Henk van Twillert & Vento do Norte

Vento do Norte is a unique ensemble consists of willful, young and talented musicians who combine a modern vision of chamber music with compelling interpretations. The group plays unique adaptations of Bach, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, transforms melancholic fado music, stirs up rousing tangos by Piazzolla, and enriches the laden soul of James Brown, all played from memory. The group is a musical revelation - a rapturous experience that touches the soul one minute, and brings the house down the next. As far as Vento do Norte is concerned, playing the saxophone is all about bonding emotions with air in classical muisic, worldmusic and jazz. The group was formed in 2005 by Henk van Twillert, internationally renowned saxophone player and guest teacher at the Amsterdam Academy of Music and tutor teacher at the College for Music and Performing Arts in Porto (Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo). The ensemble is based in Portugal, from where it is rapidly conquering the world: from festivals and theatres in Europe to stages in Caracas, Venezuela. In early 2007, the group was invited to play a series of concerts in Brussels and Antwerp to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the European Union.

It also performed during the Liberation Day celebrations in Amsterdam. The highly talented musicians are all taught by Henk van Twillert, and many of them won many international competitions. As, new students take place from students that finish they graduation, the group continue to win one prize after another. In 2007 and 2009 they were awarded by first prizes at the prestigious Concorso Internazionale di musica da camera ŒCittà di Chieri¹ in Italy, arguably their greatest achievements to date. In 2009 they produced their first CD "Adagio for Saxophones" Versatile, competent, passionate and sincere, Vento do Norte brings together a new generation of musicians, who produce their own unique sounds and leave an indelible impression. Expect the kind of musical party you won¹t want to miss. To use Vento do Norte¹s words: Vive la música!