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From Fri 23.10.15
  • Schumann’s look at paradise

    An oriental folk tale about a fallen angel: in 1843 it was with this dreamily-romantic work, full of eastern promise, that Schumann convinced the audience of his dramatic talent. Nowadays, Schumann is best known for his lieder and piano music, but he himself attached more importance to his lyrical work. This grand oratorio brought every aspect together for the first time: Schumann’s love of literature, his narrative skill, his talent for orchestration and the enchanting sound world of the romantic opera. He drew his inspiration from Irish poet Thomas Moore’s oriental romance poem Lalla Rookh, which was very popular at the time. The honest energy of Philippe Herreweghe and his Orchestre des Champs-Elysées gives Schumann’s score the necessary depth. Soprano Carolyn Sampson shines in the role of the angel child Peri.… Read more

  • 4 Rooms

    4 Rooms is a laboratory for theatrical and musical ideas. Four curious Baroque specialists invite key members of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and the audience into their artistic universe: the four ‘rooms’ of Bach, Barrière, Uccellini and Leclairr. Together with German composer Sarah Nemtsov, the four developed a musical dramaturgy that overwhelms, engages and surprises. Sound, light and movement envelop the listener and stimulate the senses; familiar music sounds as if you are hearing it for the first time. In 4 Rooms Kaleidoskop – this time in collaboration with the Jumpstart Jr. Foundation – continue their search for ‘the new concert’. Just like their Dark Was The Night project earlier this year, this is a not-to-be-missed listening experience.… Read more

  • Amore Siciliano

    ‘Bella donna crudel … viva la morte, if she doesn’t love me, let me die!’ Big gestures and big emotions, because there’s no lack of passion in the Sicily of Leonardo García Alarcón. Together with the young singers and instrumentalists of his Cappella Mediterranea, he searched the island and found delightful, timeless folk songs that fit perfectly with the seductive love madrigals of Baroque Italians like Scarlatti, D’India and the seldom heard Sicilian Cataldo Amodei. Just as in his unforgettable visit to Bruges during the MA Festival, master of theatricality Alarcón once again needs the only barest of scenic resources to create an irresistible programme full of humour and poignancy. Early music at its most lively!… Read more

  • Front-row enjoyment

    Only in an open rehearsal can you truly feel the excitement and emotion of the rehearsals that precede each performance. A good performance is always the result of a lot of hard work and practice. Musicians repeating a passage until it is perfect, the conductor giving directions, zooming in on the configuration of the orchestra: you’ll experience it all from close by. And after the rehearsal, there is an opportunity to ask a musician or the conductor questions. Just before the rehearsal, an experienced music teacher will give a brief explanation of the musical theme to be covered in that rehearsal. The audience will also be given background information on the composition and the composer, and a musician and/or singer will further explore the theme. And all of it, of course, always tailored to that rehearsal’s target audience! … Read more

  • Musical exploratory expedition through the Concertgebouw

    When the conductor has neatly put away his scores and when all the musicians have left and the lights have been switched off, silence seems to return to the Concertgebouw. Or does it? Because can’t you hear that coughing violin over there in the orchestra pit? And aren’t those spotlights flickering to the rhythm of the drum? And who’s that singing that aria – a little out of tune –in the second balcony? Two theatre makers fill the Concertgebouw with crazy tunes and bring it to life. As they help you discover the building’s hidden corners, you’ll stumble upon the one surprise after the other. Chairs, brushes and light switches have never sounded this way before!  … Read more

  • Musical exploratory expedition through the Concertgebouw

    When the conductor has neatly put away his scores and when all the musicians have left and the lights have been switched off, silence seems to return to the Concertgebouw. Or does it? Because can’t you hear that coughing violin over there in the orchestra pit? And aren’t those spotlights flickering to the rhythm of the drum? And who’s that singing that aria – a little out of tune –in the second balcony? Two theatre makers fill the Concertgebouw with crazy tunes and bring it to life. As they help you discover the building’s hidden corners, you’ll stumble upon the one surprise after the other. Chairs, brushes and light switches have never sounded this way before!  … Read more

  • Tears in Heaven

    1707: two opera titans meet in Venice. Among the audience at the premiere of Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera seria Mitridate eupatore, was the young, still unknown, but extremely ambitious German George Frideric Handel. That sumptuous work must have hit Handel like a bombshell, because he went on to develop the genre further in his new home city London. This evening Holland Baroque perform a vocal solo work by both composers: Handel’s famous Salve Regina and Focus composer Scarlatti’s moving cantata ’Arianna. As an instrumental counterbalance, they also perform concerti grossi by Locatelli and Scarlatti. Holland Baroque like to work with inspiring guests. This evening’s guests are two young artists: Spanish soprano Eugenia Boix and Canadian violinist Aisslinn Nosky.… Read more

  • Musical exploratory expedition through the Concertgebouw

    When the conductor has neatly put away his scores and when all the musicians have left and the lights have been switched off, silence seems to return to the Concertgebouw. Or does it? Because can’t you hear that coughing violin over there in the orchestra pit? And aren’t those spotlights flickering to the rhythm of the drum? And who’s that singing that aria – a little out of tune –in the second balcony? Two theatre makers fill the Concertgebouw with crazy tunes and bring it to life. As they help you discover the building’s hidden corners, you’ll stumble upon the one surprise after the other. Chairs, brushes and light switches have never sounded this way before!  … Read more

  • Musical exploratory expedition through the Concertgebouw

    When the conductor has neatly put away his scores and when all the musicians have left and the lights have been switched off, silence seems to return to the Concertgebouw. Or does it? Because can’t you hear that coughing violin over there in the orchestra pit? And aren’t those spotlights flickering to the rhythm of the drum? And who’s that singing that aria – a little out of tune –in the second balcony? Two theatre makers fill the Concertgebouw with crazy tunes and bring it to life. As they help you discover the building’s hidden corners, you’ll stumble upon the one surprise after the other. Chairs, brushes and light switches have never sounded this way before!  … Read more

  • CREW & Anima Eterna Brugge

    Using immersive technology, video goggles, trackers and headphones, C.a.p.e. Anima gives its audience an almost tangible, highly personal musical experience. It takes the spectator right into the heart of the Pastoral and presents him or her with a tableau vivant, in which he or she gets to feel and taste the inner world of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6, performed by Anima Eterna Brugge. According to Beethoven, the Pastoral is more about the expression of the feeling generated by a personal experience than it is about the actual representation of that experience. C.a.p.e. Anima reveals the architecture of the Concertgebouw in much the same way: as an intimate landscape, a perfect biotope.… Read more

  • Schubertiade I. Der Hirt

    Those who say Schubert, say Vienna in the early 19th century: balls and coffee houses, glamour and glitz, and Sehnsucht! The bourgeoisie lapped up the poems of Goethe, Schiller and Schlegel and consumed musical entertainment more voraciously than ever before. The Viennese middle class regularly gathered for informal music and poetry evenings, at which friends and kindred spirits listened, recited, debated and made music. Anima Eterna Brugge browsed through Schubert’s most intimate compositions and chose a variety of vocal and instrumental works for diverse configurations. This first of two chamber concerts presents a poetic cross-section: from Schubert’s finest keyboard works, to an early violin sonata played by the fabulous Chouchane Siranossian, to the exuberant Hirt auf dem Felsen, a real show-stopper for soprano and clarinet. In autumn 2015 Outhere will release a Schubertiade boxset, recorded in Concertgebouw Brugge. This concert brings us a foretaste selection.… Read more

  • Schubertiade II. Die Forelle

    In the year 2015 Schubertiades have lost none of their lustre – quite the contrary – they’ve acquired legendary status. Central to that mythical image are Schubert, often singing and improvising at his piano, and his oeuvre, of which many songs and dances - approx. 400 works, created between 1812 and 1827 - are directly linked to the Schubertiade context. They attest to the internalised, individualised, intimate experiencing of music that was then in sway and had found its ideal habitat in the salons. The second chamber music concert of this celebration – sung by the incomparable Yeree Suh - highlights Schubert’s vocal talents. One of those songs, Die Forelle (The Trout), became the basis of the popular piano quintet of the same name, with which Jos van Immerseel and his friends close this afternoon. In the autumn of 2015 a Schubertiade box set, recorded in Concertgebouw Brugge, will be released by Outhere Music. This concert offers a selection.… Read more