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Agenda

From Sun 17.09.17
  • Opening celebration

    See the Concertgebouw with new eyes! From 17 September, you can visit the Concertgebouw and its (sound) art collection from Wednesdays to Sundays via a brand new Visitors’ Trail, with surprising additions, such as a huge sound model of the building and a musical postcard. Be one of the first to explore this new Concertgebouw Circuit- designed by NU architecture Studio - during the grand opening celebration on Car Free Sunday, with performances and workshops for the whole family!… Read more

  • Brahms & Schumann

    The piano as a fiery fighter, battling against a temperamental orchestra: that’s the feel we get from Brahms’ First Piano Concerto. He composed it shortly after Robert Schumann - whom he greatly admired - had attempted to commit suicide by throwing himself into the icy Rhine. In his Second Symphony, Schumann is in far better spirits. It is a gem of orchestral colours, sharp rhythmic formulae and melancholic melodies that plumb the depths of the romantic soul.… Read more

  • Lecture-performance by Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau

    On September 30, in Sint-Walburgakerk, choreographers Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau and their artistic team give us a glimpse behind the scenes of their latest production Mer-. This performance for five dancers and five singers is built around laments about death and grief by 15th-and-16th-century polyphonists, such as Ockeghem, La Rue and Desprez. Using live music excerpts, the creators reveal its secrets.… Read more

  • Brahms & Kurtág

    Brahms, the master of grand constructions, in counterpoint to Hungarian composer Kurtág, the master of simplicity. Brahms’ sonatas give prominence to the song of the cello. Whereas in Kurtág's musical language, the instruments seem to be conversing in sign language, creating tiny islands of sound of unprecedented expressiveness. In the Hungarian hands of Miklós Perényi and Dénes Várjon - a former student of Kurtág – these jewels truly glitter.… Read more

  • Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau / ECCE

    Mer- is the baptism of fire of Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau (ECCE) as Concertgebouw resident artists. Five dancers move to religious and profane polyphonic works about life, death, grief and pain. The five singers of the Marnix De Cat Ensemble bring this Renaissance music back to vibrant life. The title Mer- is a reference to the Indo-European roots of the French 'mourir', but also a reference to the sea, la mer.… Read more

  • Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau / ECCE

    Mer- is the baptism of fire of Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau (ECCE) as Concertgebouw resident artists. Five dancers move to religious and profane polyphonic works about life, death, grief and pain. The five singers of the Marnix De Cat Ensemble bring this Renaissance music back to vibrant life. The title Mer- is a reference to the Indo-European roots of the French 'mourir', but also a reference to the sea, la mer. … Read more

  • Le Concert d’Astrée

    Ferrando and Guglielmo are engaged to sisters Dorabella and Fiordiligi. But can their love survive a joke that gets out of hand? Concertgebouw Brugge takes you to the Opéra de Lille, where filmmaker and theatre director Christophe Honoré sets the two couples – slaves to their desires - under a scorching sun. Conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée bring out all the sensuality of Mozart's score.… Read more

  • Inspiring transformations in Bruges

    Did you know that the colour keyboard - such as the one composer Scriabin developed for his Prometheus Symphony - inspired the colours architects Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem used in the Concertgebouw? Music transformed Robbrecht & Daem’s design. During this Pecha Kucha evening, other inspiring architectural transformations from Bruges’ inner city are explained and illustrated in seven short creative presentations.… Read more

  • Lalo, Ravel & Turnage

    Ravel and Lalo expressed their love of the south in warm, shimmering orchestral colours: Ravel in his Daphnis et Chloé, Lalo in his Cello Concerto, a forgotten masterpiece passionately rekindled for us by star cellist Gautier Capuçon. In Passchendaele, setting serene hymns alongside chilling sound bursts, Turnage evokes the 1917 battle that transformed that peaceful village into an immense tomb (or tombeau).… Read more

  • Debussy, Stravinsky, Prokofiev & Vermeirsch

    In this concert the young Vermeirsch duo bring us a sample sheet of 20th-century cello music. While Debussy explore new horizons and playing techniques, Stravinsky breathes new life into the Baroque idiom, with a wink to Pergolesi. In his Cello Sonata, Prokofiev walks the tightrope between innovation and condemnation by the Soviet regime. Curious to hear which fruits this cello odyssey yields in the work of Felix Vermeirsch himself!… Read more