In 2023, a connection will be made between Elly Kellner's music and the (traveling) exhibition Hete Vuren (Hot Fires) in the Het Markiezenhof museum in Bergen op Zoom. Based on a unique collaboration between six city museums and the Rijksmuseum, various elements will be in focus, such as the romantic fireplace, the crafts in which fire plays a role, wars and fires. The collections of the museums involved and the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam are used for this purpose. Through her music Elly will express her own interpretation and feeling about the artworks and the topic.


Elly has composed music to accompany three paintings. Songs about loneliness in the elderly, matters of taste (like in love) and rising like a phoenix after experiencing loss. When you walk through the museum with an audio tour you will be able to hear the compositions. The exposition Hete Vuren is planned from April 22, 2023 to September 3, 2023 in the Markiezenhof.  A number of activities & concerts are being organised.


Detail of painting Verschil van Smaak by Godfried Schalcken.


Photo of interior of the museum in the oldest city palace of the Netherlands.


DATES 2023


22 April - Short appearance at the exposition opening21 May - Open music jamsession (with The Space Age Travellers)21 May - Concert (Elly with The Space Age Travellers)9 July - Open workshop SingInsideOut Vocal Workshop (with Anna Liem)9 juli - Concert (Elly with guitarist BJ Baartmans) 


All events are free to the public. Exact times of Elly's performances and activities to be announced later.


Painting Drie generaties rondom het haardvuur by Fons Gieles, an artist from Bergen op Zoom.