ReisOrkest Arnhem on 29 October in Deventer Schouwburg

The ReisOrkest Arnhem will tour and perform in season 23/24. The first stop is Deventer Schouwburg where the orchestra plays on 29 October at 15:30 in the Grote Zaal of the theatre. Besides various guest musicians and students of El Ele, also the singers Shaza Hayek and Ezgi Köroğlu will  perform.

Musical story journey

The ReisOrkest Arnhem (ROA) consists of young professional musicians (+ changing soloists) with different cultural backgrounds. With our orchestra we bring accessible, festive and classical Western music that comes into contact with music from various cultures and music genres.



ReisOrkest Arnhem
Kanako Abe – conductor
Selim Doğru – artistic direction and arrangements
Nermin Cingöz – concept and artistic vision


Shaza Hayek en Ezgi Köroğlu- song
Ozan Sarıtepe – guitar
Nuri Ata – violin
Anastasia Anufrieva – flute
Mhammad Alissa – Ud
Alper Kekeç – percussion

Students El Ele dans- en muziekschool Arnhem
Colorful and accessible repertoire

The orchestra’s repertoire consists of existing classical music pieces with influences from world music such as Asturias by Isaac Albeniz. On top of that we are playing unknown compositions from various countries, seldom to be heard in Europe. You will also hear new compositions, especially written for the orchestra. All combined with folk arrangements from dances and popular instrumental pieces from various cultures, like Turkish, Armenian, Spanish and Jewish.
In short: music that touches the heart of everyone all over the world!

Shaza Hayek
Ezgi Köroğlu
Ezgi Köroğlu

The video trailer ReisOrkest Arnhem 
(video and editing: EFOREZ (Efthymios Stavropoulos))

ReisOrkest Arnhem will perform at the 40th anniversary of El Ele

At March 26 2023 the ReisOrkest Arnhem performed for the first time at Musis & Stadstheater Arnhem, during the festive 40th anniversary afternoon of El Ele dance & music school from Arnhem. The singers Shaza Hayek and Esra Dalfidan also performed.

“The ReisOrkest showed its first Worldly Sounds to the audience: colorful, festive and accessible music in a very warm atmosphere in the beautiful Muzenzaal of the Musis & Stadstheater.”

Festivities for the 40th anniversary of El Ele school for dance and music in Arnhem

The 40th anniversary of El Ele school for dance and music from Arnhem Presikhaaf was celibrated with a festive concert afternoon, with the Reisorkest Arnhem (ROA) conducted by Kanako Abe, with the singers Esra Dalfidan and Shaza Hayek and with various guest musicians, teachers and students of El Ele.

Orchestra members and team

The musicians of the new ReisOrkest already play in various orchestras throughout the country (some of them also internationally) with which they have already built up their spurs in the classical music world.
The ReisOrkest will tour various concert halls in the country under the direction of conductor Kanako Abe, with a nice start in their hometown Arnhem, in the concert hall of Musis & Stadstheater.
The arrangements of the concerts are provided by composer Selim Dogru. Kardelen Buruk is production manager and also plays the viola. Founder and director is Nermin Cingöz.

The musical journey continues!

The orchestra brings together worldly classical sounds, from Japan, Turkey, Latin America and the Balkan countries. With the concerts that the ReisOrkest will give, this new worldly classical sound goes on a journey. While traveling, they will inspire people during the concerts and discover new cultures and versatile sounds together. The ReisOrkest wants to enrich the classical music culture with these new sounds. 

On March 26th we played in Arnhem. After this concert, the ReisOrkest Arnhem will continue the musical story journey on 29 October in the Deventer Schouwburg. In spring ’24 we play again in Arnhem, and in the summer also on concert stages in Amsterdam, among others.

These programs will be communicated here as soon as possible.

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(photo Musis by Bart van Hoek)