Music, art and the environment at Wonderfeel festival

This month sees the third instalment of Wonderfeel, The Netherland’s largest outdoor classical music festival, which runs from 21-23 July at Landgoed Schaep en Burgh near Hilversum.

Its line-up includes some of the genre’s more notable names – Gabriel Prokofiev, Cello8ctet Amsterdam and Tomoko Mukaiyama – but that’s not the only draw, with the festival priding itself on providing an all-round experience that takes in good food, comfy accommodation and a host of other arts activities.

Wonderfeel festival ©
Wonderfeel festival ©

The music programme – which features more than 100 concerts – is led by the Wonderfeel Festival Orchestra under the baton of Johannes Leertouwer. It will perform works by Beethoven including his Triple Concerto with the Van Baerle Trio and the Violin Concerto with soloist Simone Lamsma.

Away from music, Wonderfeel hosts music documentary screenings, literature events, poetry recitals and nature excursions. It’s also got green credentials: all the consumables are either biodegradable or recyclable, while the performers play under low-energy LED lights. Further, €2.50 from each ticket goes to environmental activist charity Natuurmonumenten.

The full programme can be found online through the Wonderfeel Festival website.