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Murphy and NDA open Dutch EU Presidency at Turkish State Opera
4 Apr 2016
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Conductor Simon Murphy and members of The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), opened the year with a very special performance at the Turkish State Opera in Ankara on 5 January. The concert event officially launched the 2016 Dutch Presidency of the EU in Turkey.

The invitation follows a successful appearance at the 43rd Istanbul Music Festival in 2015 as well as a successful series of special hand-tailored cultural diplomacy programmes created and performed by Murphy and the NDA in recent years for the Dutch government for major bilateral events, including in Rome, New York and Beijing.