Amsterdam Dance Event – ADE announce SOHN and Metropole Orkest for opening concert

Via Phil Knott

For the fourth year in a row, Metropole Orkest is officially opening the Amsterdam Dance Event with a remarkable collaboration. On Wednesday 16 October, the world’s most versatile orchestra is sharing the stage of the Rabozaal at Melkweg with songwriter and producer SOHN.

SOHN‘s live electronics and beautiful voice are being combined with the orchestral sound of the Metropole Orkest under the leadership of conductor Hans Ek.

The opening night with the Metropole Orkest has developed into a permanent fixture for the ADE. After previous successful collaborations with Henrik Schwarz (2016), Jameszoo (2017) and Colin Benders (2018), the orchestra has once again taken up the challenge of exploring a different genre of electronic music. In recent years there has been a growing amount of live music on the ADE programme, and the orchestra’s opening-night collaboration with SOHN fits this trend.

Here’s what Artistic manager Robert Soomer had to say:

“Almost straight after ADE 2018 we started talking with Melkweg and ADE about ideas for this year’s opening concert. SOHN was one of the names that all of us thought would be a good option. His music is written from the perspective of a songwriter.

He has a very distinctive voice and uses an exciting mix of electronics and analogue instruments to accompany his lyrics. With this collaboration, the mix will of course be very different.”

The opening concert from SOHN & Metropole Orkest is taking place on Wednesday 16 October in the Rabozaal at the Melkweg. Tickets are on sale on Thursday 6 June at 10am via Ticketmaster and the ADE site. Holders of the ADE Pass can also attend the concert (limited capacity).