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From Fri 24.11.17
  • Sabine Meyer plays Mozart

    As a product of the German school, clarinettist Sabine Meyer is known for her perfect playing of even the most complex pieces. For us - alongside one of England's oldest and most famous orchestras - she is playing Mozart's monster hit for the bassetclarinet. It’s not Dvořák's hugely popular Ninth Symphony that’s also on the programme, but his Seventh, which musicologists unanimously regard as his best. It is Dvořák's great declaration of love for the culture and the countryside of his beloved Czech homeland.  … Read more

  • Listening course

    Oratorios, cantatas, arias, Masses: almost half of Johann Sebastian Bach’s compositions are vocal works. Not a note too many, every voice equally interesting: that’s what makes Bach's music so unique. August De Groote scrutinises Bach’s magnificent vocal oeuvre, focussing in particular on Bach's masterly Magnificat. In this commemorative year for the Reformation, he also considers the influence of Lutheran chorales on Bach's work.… Read more

  • Et exultavit spiritum meum

    Gripping images, alternating moods and perhaps the best-beloved central figure of all time: the Magnificat has it all. The Sixteen select the finest examples of five centuries of choral music, from the magnificent polyphony of Lassus and Victoria to some thoroughly English Magnificats from the 20th century. That the choral tradition across the Channel is still very much alive is proven by a brand new work by young Englishman Thomas Hyde.… Read more

  • Workshop: Baroque Christmas chorales

    Nowadays we know Bach's Magnificat as a powerful, compact piece of festive music. But in its initial performance it sounded completely different. At tactical moments, Bach added four laudes, additional movements referring specifically to Christmas. During this workshop in the beautiful Begijnhofkerk, Collegium Dunis and their conductor Ignace Thevelein invite the audience to sing along with this repertoire. On the 30th of November, there will be a rehearsal at the Concertgebouw at 20.00.… Read more

  • Vox Luminis

    Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig was a weighty responsibility: the new Thomas Cantor had to produce his most impressive music to date. No easy task, because for seven months he had been composing and performing a new cantata every week, sometimes even two. And now at Christmas he had to prove himself in a city that had been left musically hungry by the recent closure of the opera house. Bach acquitted himself magnificently. His Magnificat generates great drama on a compact scale, especially in his later version with festive trumpets. It is now the turn of our new resident artists Vox Luminis to make an impression. They complete the Christmas atmosphere with a Magnificat setting by Kuhnau - a work Bach himself undoubtedly also conducted - and from southern Germany a cantata by Pachelbel, who is nowadays best known for his Canon, but was a highly regarded organist in his day. Performing this evening, without a conductor, Vox Luminis take us deep into the music.… Read more

  • Photography exhibitions in Bruges inner city

    During the darkest weeks of the year, Bruges will be lit up by the fifth edition of Brugge Foto, a unique event, with fascinating exhibitions and a comprehensive context programme. To make this Bruges city photography festival even more distinctive, its exhibitions are staged at ten eye-catching locations in the city centre, all of them within easy walking distance. Together these locations provide a pleasant walking tour. Brugge Foto highlights the great diversity of the photographic world: with documentary reports, photographic essays, contemporary conceptual photography, links with other media, etc. More than forty Belgian and foreign photographers – both established names and up-and-coming talents – are exhibiting their photo projects.… Read more

  • Exhibition by Christian Rizzo

    Curator Christian Rizzo has put together an exhibition about the body in movement or transformation, selecting its video and film installations together with Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains. The exhibition focuses on the work of photographer-filmmaker SMITH (Dorothée Smith) about poetic gender-related metamorphoses. It also presents a selection of Rizzo’s own visual work, in collaboration with the Taiwanese artist Iuan Hau Chiang.… Read more

  • Christian Rizzo / ICI – CCN Montpellier

    London, late 1970s: the heyday of joyfully swinging glitter-disco. But brooding in the wings a darker music culture is about to break through. Joy Division singer Ian Curtis makes poetic, sombre music, to which the dancing is electric, angular and jerky. How could disco, post-punk and new wave bloom simultaneously? Can they come together in one body? In his exciting group work Le syndrome ian, Christian Rizzo looks for an answer to these questions on a – very appropriate - golden dance floor.… Read more

  • Vania Vaneau

    Via trance and multiple metamorphoses, choreographer Vania Vaneau and guitarist Simon Dijoud examine which mental and physical layers define an individual. Each person embodies a range of characteristics, just as white light is composed of all the colours. Blanc is reminiscent of pagan and shamanistic rituals and evokes the atmosphere of an intense and secret ceremony.… Read more

  • Film with live soundtrack by Cercueil

    Puce Moment is a project realised by Nicolas Devos and Pénélope Michel, the founders of French electro-pop group Cercueil. Their visual and sensory approach delivers compelling performances with music, image and narrative. They have composed original soundtracks for several feature films, documentaries and cine-concerts. Since 2012 they have been touring Europe, playing their completely reworked soundtrack to David Lynch’s 1977 cult film Eraserhead. … Read more

  • Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon

    In The Second Detail renowned choreographer William Forsythe reconstructs the classical (ballet) canon. He does this by fragmenting not only the dance, but also the light, space and sound. The recent works of the Italian Sciarroni – the second choreographer in this diptych – are inspired by surprising physical actions: Bavarian folk dancing, juggling, or handball being played by the blind. This time he has the dancers of the renowned French ballet spin around their own axis and thus literally takes us for a wild spin.… Read more