Simon Murphy and The New Dutch Academy successfully presented their album, JET SET! Classical Glitterati (PENTATONE), live in concert at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on Monday 16 September 2019. Thanks to everyone who came along and celebrated the new album with us at this special event! Special guests for the event included the Ambassador of Australia Matthew Neuhaus and Dutch Cultural Ambassador Arjen Uijterlinde.


"Exhilarating 18th-century music provides a luxury tour of Europe"

The album has been met with a warm welcome. During an Apple Music Classical Radio spotlight, listeners streamed tracks from JET SET! and related Murphy/NDA albums more than 1.7 million times. BBC 3, MDR and NPO also ran features on the album. Dutch music magazine, Luister, summed it up as: 

"Sparkling and brilliant ... an impressive portrait of an exceptional cultural period that influenced and permanently changed the sound-landscape of the European capitals in the second half of the eighteenth century. ... Nothing but praise for the musicians for this expressive, adventurous, refined and irrefutably radiant recording which succeeds in illuminating 18th-century music from a different point of view." 


The album was made possible by a successful crowdfunding campaign (on Kickstarter). Thank you to all who supported the campaign.