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Agenda

From Tue 23.05.17
  • Daniel Linehan / Hiatus

    In spring 2015 - in collaboration with musicologist Alain Franco - choreographer Daniel Linehan created his own interpretation of Stravinsky's masterpiece The Rite of Spring for 13 newly-graduated dancers from P.A.R.T.S. Alain Franco and Jean-Luc Plouvier (Ictus) accompany them live on piano. As a spectator, you take your place right next to the dancers and the musicians. Linehan replaces the individual sacrifice for the group with an exploration of the work’s musical structure. The dancers must find a way to keep moving to Stravinsky’s uncompromising score, despite its lack of stable patterns. The radical score seems to ask: ‘How can we find new strategies to cope with rapidly changing circumstances?’ A plunge into the collective energy of music and dance.… Read more

  • Coffee at Zimmermann’s. Bach & Telemann

    ‘Coffee, Coffee muss ich haben!’It could be the cry of a Berlin hipster, but here it comes from her prototype. Liesgen, the enfant terrible of Bach’s famous Coffee Cantata, BWV211, is prepared to give up her entire social life for a cup of coffee, despite all the counter-arguments of her conservative father. This delightful mini-drama premiered in Zimmermann’s illustrious coffee house in Leipzig, where rivers of the black gold were consumed. In that same setting, on 5 September, 1733, another Bach cantata resounded: Lasst uns sorgen, lasst uns wachen, a tribute to the eleven-year-old electoral prince of Saxony Friedrich Christian. The libretto portrays the young prince as the hero Hercules standing at the crossroads of virtue and vice. Naturally, he chooses the right path. With an overture from Telemann’s colourful collection, il Gardellino roll out the red carpet for this unusually frivolous programme.… Read more

  • Mozart. Love and lust

    René Jacobs and B’Rock, it’s still a golden combination. The successful tandem return to Bruges with a titillating programme full of amorous entanglements. Young vocal stars Mari Eriksmoen and Johannes Weisser explore four of Mozart's most popular operas – two of which are to texts by legendary librettist Da Ponte. Also featured are movements from four of Mozart’s 'late' symphonies, which share the same musical themes. Mozart specialist Jacobs devised a comprehensive musical dramaturgy that showcases the composer at the height of his powers. Swoon to duets of love and lust, from Papageno and Papagena, Osmin and Blonde, Susanna and Count Almaviva, Don Giovanni and Zerlina …… Read more

  • Walking with the csakan

    Musical instrument and weapon - at the very least, it’s a curious combination. The Hungarian csakan, a descendant of the shepherd's flute, was shaped like a walking stick. It enjoyed a brief, but brilliant life in art music. In the early 19th century, Anton Heberle played an adapted version in a Budapest concert and started a rage that was picked up a few years later in Vienna by Ernst Krähmer, who gave the csakan a new oboe-like form. It’s a musical curiosity. But it’s one that has enthralled award-winning recorder player Jan Van Hoecke. With his newly built csakan, he explores a fascinating corner of musical history. His travelling companion is Andorran guitarist Albert Pià, who performs a couple of classics – such as Giuliani’s Grande ouverture - on his own magnificent period instrument. Together they also expand the csakan repertoire, with their own arrangements of, among others, Paganini. Spectacular!… Read more

  • Claire Croizé / ECCE

    In Primitive choreographer Claire Croizé breaks away from the traditional theatre setting. This is an exceptional dance performance in a unique location. Three talented young dancers - Radouan Mriziga, Youness Khoukhou and José-Paulo dos Santos - utilise all of their vitality to make their dancing bodies shine in these unusual surroundings. Claire Croizé focuses on the strength of their movements, challenging them to maximise the intensity of their dance phrases: from raw, wild dancing to very precisely executed technical movements. The setting sun, the sounds of the city and the unusual architectural environment all help to determine the audience experience. Young artist Joseph Wouters designed the set. For the audience grandstand, he used recycled wood and metal. His work is challenging and functional and has a generous quality. He has previously he worked with, among others, Meg Stuart.… Read more

  • Claire Croizé / ECCE

    In Primitive choreographer Claire Croizé breaks away from the traditional theatre setting. This is an exceptional dance performance in a unique location. Three talented young dancers - Radouan Mriziga, Youness Khoukhou and José-Paulo dos Santos - utilise all of their vitality to make their dancing bodies shine in these unusual surroundings. Claire Croizé focuses on the strength of their movements, challenging them to maximise the intensity of their dance phrases: from raw, wild dancing to very precisely executed technical movements. The setting sun, the sounds of the city and the unusual architectural environment all help to determine the audience experience. Young artist Joseph Wouters designed the set. For the audience grandstand, he used recycled wood and metal. His work is challenging and functional and has a generous quality. He has previously he worked with, among others, Meg Stuart.… Read more

  • Etienne Guilloteau / ECCE & ZWERM

    The inspiration for Feu is Sophocles' tragedy Antigone. In this famous play, political pressure stops Antigone from burying her brother, who has been killed in the war. This story about the conflict between human values ​​and state-imposed laws is still very topical, almost 2,500 years after its premiere. Etienne Guilloteau translates this struggle into a contemporary dance performance, in which talented Argentinean dancer Cecilia Lisa Eliceche ‘resists’ the live music of electric guitar quartet Zwerm. These latter draw upon a broad repertoire - from contemporary classical to experimental rock – and are the personification of the chorus in Sophocles’ original piece.… Read more

  • deFilharmonie

    Revolution in competitionland! After 79 editions, the world-renowned Queen Elisabeth Competition is adding cello to its piano, violin and song disciplines. With mainly works by Dvorak, Elgar and Schumann, the cello repertoire is neither as big nor as popular as that of the piano or violin. The perfect chance then to revive forgotten gems and to have new works written. Who the laureates will be and what they will play we naturally can’t yet say. But this year they will undoubtedly, once again, touch the heart of many a music lover. Some finalists quickly vanish from view, others soar. Whatever the case this year, the winner will be writing a piece of history as the very first laureate of a new chapter in the competition!… Read more