Public Transport: Past, present and future
By Roy Lie Atjam.
The Philharmonic orchestra and the Residentie Orkest Business Circle met at the HTM museum. This particular Business Circle meeting was organized at the invitation of our esteemed member and General Director of the HTM, Mr. Jaap Bierman and Mr. Jan Linssen who is also a member of the philharmonic orchestra’s Business Circle Board and also CEO of ARS Traffic & Transport Technology.
Mr. Bierman presented his vision on the future of public transport for the city, as well as provided the opportunity for all to get an insight into the historical part of the public transport company in The Hague HTM. The Hague Public Transport Museum with its impressive collection of historical trams proved to be an ideal location for the event.
The Residentie Orkest Den Haag performed “ritmic” music at this unique location. The musical performers were Erik Reinders, Jos Tieman and Farid Sheek. Reinders and Tieman performed the Sonata for bassoon and bass by Mozart.
Erik Reinders studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and has been a bassoonist with the Residentie Orchestra since 1997.
Jos Tieman has been a bassist with the Residentie Orkest since 1984 and studied at the Arnhem Municipal Conservatory. Farid Sheek also gave a great performance.
Sheek and the Residentie Orkest gave a fine performance before at a similar gathering in het Paard. Sheek, who fled Iran a few years ago, enthralled the audience playing the Daf, one of the world’s oldest percussion instruments. His passion is to create a new musical blend, combining the beauty of Western and Eastern music.
A networking session and cocktail reception followed the formal part of the evening.