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Veldhoven, the Netherlands, June 15, 2021
ASML and Muziekgebouw Eindhoven believe the stage is for everyone. The partners are pleased to announce the launch of Spotlight.
Spotlight invites people from the Brainport region in the Netherlands to take to the stage and claim their moment in the spotlight. Participants can sign up to ‘Feel like an artist’ where they will have the full artist experience – from being invited backstage to a private green room, to performing on the Muziekgebouw stage with full light and sound production. Participants can also invite their family and friends to watch them perform. And to make sure the experience is truly unforgettable, performances can be made available as a recording for the participant to keep.
Participants can also sign up for an ‘Unforgettable class’, where anyone can apply to receive a lesson as a group or individual from a top performer, right on the stage where the magic happens. Whatever the interest, from trombone to rap, the Unforgettable class offers something for everyone.
The first season of Spotlight will run from June 15, 2021, until the end of the year.
Maaike Yark, program manager community engagement at ASML: “One thing we know at ASML is that a good idea can come from anyone. Spotlight is an exciting opportunity to showcase this, by opening up the acclaimed Muziekgebouw to people from all backgrounds and neighborhoods in cities within the Brainport region – making this unique experience available to people who might never have a chance like this otherwise.”
Wim Vringer, director of Muziekgebouw Eindhoven: “At the Muziekgebouw, we notice that the stage has a special attraction for people. No matter if you are young or old, standing on stage does something to you. It is important to us that everyone can participate and feel at home at the Muziekgebouw. We are proud that ASML and Muziekgebouw Eindhoven have found each other in this valuable partnership focused on inclusion. The stage is everyone’s.”
Spotlight is open to anyone in the Brainport region, but places are strictly limited and based on the availability of the Muziekgebouw. People who register their interest will be contacted by the Spotlight team, and those selected to participate will receive further information in due course. To discover more and register your interest, you can visit the Spotlight website.
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About Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Muziekgebouw Eindhoven is a contemporary concert hall with international allure. It is a prime acoustic venue that attracts well-known musicians and world-famous orchestras, as well as up-and-coming talent and everything in between. Muziekgebouw Eindhoven seeks to inspire, and for people in Eindhoven and the surrounding region to enjoy a beautiful and diverse range of live music. Pop, jazz, world, classical and children's concerts – more than 300 concerts take place at the Muziekgebouw every year. Music moves people, and live music connects people. In making these connections, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven wants to be the place for music from and for the city.