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From Sun 31.01.16
  • South American guitar music

    Swelteringly hot and fiery characters, fast and powerful rhythms, Latin-American dances with clapping and stamping, scandalous and sensual dances: during this concert of pure South American guitar music, you can picture them all. The Cuban landscape inspired Leo Brouwer to compose a rumba. He juggles rhythm and timbre and treats the guitar almost like a percussion instrument, in a way no previous composer had ever done. Argentinian Eduardo Martin manages like no other to evoke the heat and the seething blood of the South in the sweet, warm tones of Agua y mièles and the fiery character of Acrilicos en el Espacio. For her new composition, Petra Vermote drew her inspiration from Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges. In his Ficciones he ingeniously reconstructed present and past, reality and dream.  The overall sound is an ode to the varied and often imposing landscapes of Argentina. And the naturally the tango will not be missing! … Read more

  • Poetic concert trail

    ‘It was pain itself, singing behind a smile,’ wrote Federico García Lorca, outwardly happy, inwardly torn. He didn’t write to please, but to rip open the heart and then restore it, perfected. He left us vivid descriptions of the authentic Spain, where life seems to be an instinctive battle between impossible love and the omnipresence of death. It’s as if Lorca dips his pen in the great inkwell of Andalusian gypsy and flamenco culture and then adds frivolous fantasies to accentuate. During the Lorca concert trail, we go in search of ‘duende’ - the darker soul of flamenco, the chill of the tearful smile - in the music inspired by Lorca’s writing. If it’s not in the androgynous and spellbinding voice of Gregory Frateur, or in Petra Vermote’s compelling Eco del Reloj, then it’s sure to be found in the blood and ash drenched voice of Amparo Cortés, or in the klezmer adaptations of Spanish and Sephardic songs.… Read more

  • ICKamsterdam – Emio Greco | PC

    In the two pieces One and Double Points: Two, Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten investigate the utopia of synchronicity. In One Greco confronts the compelling tones of Ravel’s Boléro. For Greco and Scholten, this music is a most vehement expression of themes such as predestination and irreversibility. By resisting and responding to the compelling patterns it imposes, Greco explores the limits of the dancing body. Two presents different aspects of duality, and the emergence of opposition and reciprocity. It’s a duet in which the dancers explore the consequences of two people sharing the same space.… Read more

  • Ballet National de Marseille & ICKamsterdam – Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten

    The international dance production Extremalism is a multi-disciplinary piece performed by dancers from Marseille and from Amsterdam. This large scale anniversary production crowns 20 years of collaboration by the choreographers' duo Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. Extremalism is about the way mankind responds to today's crisis. What does a body do in an extreme situation? Or by contrast, how does it survive in a very minimal setting? Extremalism is among the most ambitious and extensive pieces in the works of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. In times of scarcity and cut-backs, the piece is a celebration of contemporary dance and the power of the body. 'The first dance collaboration of Amsterdam and Marseille offers a titillating combination of quality and idiosyncrasy.' — de Volkskrant****… Read more

  • Classical music for babies

    Dream away with your baby to Feldman, snooze to Satie, wake up with Bach… You can and you should! Find a cosy spot and surrender to the music… and maybe even to sleep. This sleep concert immerses you in a universe of peaceful sounds and quiet music. Pianist Guy Vandromme plays with great frugality and thus - between stillness and repose - a sound universe unfolds, in which it’s delightful to roam, on the verge of dream and sleep. The music is alternated with short stories. Doze off to dreamy sounds, drift into a deep sleep, or stay wide awake and enjoy it to the full. The choice is yours. We offer an oasis of uninterrupted calm and ever quieter sound, with reading lamps and suchlike, so that you can fully enjoy this moment of peace without commitments. … Read more

  • Classical music for babies

    Dream away with your baby to Feldman, snooze to Satie, wake up with Bach… You can and you should! Find a cosy spot and surrender to the music… and maybe even to sleep. This sleep concert immerses you in a universe of peaceful sounds and quiet music. Pianist Guy Vandromme plays with great frugality and thus - between stillness and repose - a sound universe unfolds, in which it’s delightful to roam, on the verge of dream and sleep. The music is alternated with short stories. Doze off to dreamy sounds, drift into a deep sleep, or stay wide awake and enjoy it to the full. The choice is yours. We offer an oasis of uninterrupted calm and ever quieter sound, with reading lamps and suchlike, so that you can fully enjoy this moment of peace without commitments. … Read more

  • Beethoven. String Trios

    Brimming with pride, the young Beethoven presented his String Trios, opus 9 as ‘the best of my works’ – he couldn’t yet know that it was his quartets that would really turn the strings world upside down. Roel Dieltiens and his musical partners guide us through Beethoven’s artistic growth, from his six-movement Trio, opus 3, which still refers to Mozart’s Divertimento, KV563, to the extremely sunny Trio in G, to the Trio in C minor. In that latter work - which is in the same, so characteristically Beethoven, highly dramatic key - we can already feel the storm and tension of String Quartet, opus 18 no. 4 surfacing. That these aren’t youthful works is confirmed by their complex, well-rounded form and melodic richness. It was with good reason that Beethoven biographer Wilhelm von Lenz said that they ‘came to the Michelangelo of instrumental music in a Raphaelesque moment of inspiration.’ … Read more

  • Stabat mater

    In the highly theatrical 17th and 18th centuries, the drama of the Passion period was one of the most natural sources of inspiration for composers. At the forefront of the repertoire of that time – besides the Passions - were musical expressions of the Stabat mater, the Lamentations of Jeremiah and the Holy Week prayers. The modern, highly expressive baroque style - which was well-suited to conveying deep, almost ungovernable emotions - developed a wide range of expressive options. This programme presents some impressive examples, with at their core Domenico Scarlatti’s famous ten-part Stabat mater and Allegri’s mythical Miserere. The Netherlands Bach Society have already shown us in Bruges that they are fluent in this style. For this programme, they are bringing along a battery of promising young singers.… Read more

  • On Sunday mornings, in the Concertgebouw, Bruges Public Library invites booklovers to make time for good literature. In its book programme Read more! authors from Flanders and the Netherlands enter into a dialogue inspired by their recent work. The interviewer asks the authors about the how and why of their books and thus enhances the pleasure of reading. Afterwards, the audience have an opportunity to talk with the authors and have their books signed.… Read more