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From Fri 23.02.18
  • Anima Eterna Brugge

    Exactly 10 years after their touchstone recording of Beethoven's complete symphonies on period instruments, Jos van Immerseel and Anima Eterna zoom in on what many consider to be the cornerstone and showpiece of Beethoven’s orchestral oeuvre: his masterly Ninth. Completed in 1824, and blessed with even more monumental dimensions than its predecessors, this consummately crafted cathedral voices the birth of triumph from upheaval, and the journey of the soul from introspection to jubilation. Its legendarily tough score is brimming with technical challenges. With the addition of Schiller's Ode to Joy – this evening performed by a dream choir with ditto soloists - this work easily surpasses all boundaries. Prepare to be fully immersed: as an opener to this evening, born storyteller Pieter Bergé offers insight and explanation, all backed up by the necessary live musical examples.… Read more

  • Music in your heart

    In 9, Beethoven's masterly Ninth Symphony is central: an exceptional musical masterpiece that Beethoven only completed after he had gone completely deaf. Choreographer Hélène Blackburn takes an atypical dancer as her starting point: Cai Glover. Cai is also deaf. How do you grasp a musical masterpiece when you can’t hear it? How do you experience or understand the world when one of your senses fails?… Read more

  • Anima Eterna Brugge

    Exactly 10 years after their touchstone recording of Beethoven's complete symphonies on period instruments, Jos van Immerseel and Anima Eterna zoom in on what many consider to be the cornerstone and showpiece of Beethoven’s orchestral oeuvre: his masterly Ninth. Completed in 1824, and blessed with even more monumental dimensions than its predecessors, this consummately crafted cathedral voices the birth of triumph from upheaval, and the journey of the soul from introspection to jubilation. Its legendarily tough score is brimming with technical challenges. With the addition of Schiller's Ode to Joy – this evening performed by a dream choir with ditto soloists - this work easily surpasses all boundaries. Prepare to be fully immersed: as an opener to this evening, born storyteller Pieter Bergé offers insight and explanation, all backed up by the necessary live musical examples.… Read more

  • KOPERGIETERY & Cas Public

    In 9, Beethoven's masterly Ninth Symphony is central: an exceptional musical masterpiece that Beethoven only completed after he had gone completely deaf. Choreographer Hélène Blackburn takes an atypical dancer as her starting point: Cai Glover. Cai is also deaf. How do you grasp a musical masterpiece when you can’t hear it? How do you experience or understand the world when one of your senses fails?… Read more

  • Ferrabosco, Strauss & Cage

    A metamorphosis can be huge and conspicuous, or barely discernible, so you’d better stay alert during these three short concerts. Daan Vandewalle’s piano, for instance, mysteriously mutates into a one-man percussion ensemble. The strings continuously transform the sound of Strauss's intense Metamorphosen by moving slowly around the audience. And the Hathor Consort turn complex polyphony inward. Nothing is, everything becomes… and that is the only certainty.… Read more

  • Film concert Modern Times

    Modern Times is one of Charlie Chaplin’s best and most incisive films. Combining humour and sentiment, he created a comic indictment of industrialisation that was simultaneously a poignant reflection of the prevailing mood in the aftermath of the Great Depression of the 1930s. Socially committed filmmaker Chaplin was happy to take a swipe at the powers that be and their establishment values. Modern Times was Chaplin’s last portrayal of his iconic Little Tramp, the character that had brought him so much fame in the glory days of the silent film. Conducted by Dirk Brossé, the Brussels Philharmonic plays the soundtrack live. … Read more

  • Listening Course

    From the delicate Für Elise to the monumental Symphony no. 9, Beethoven's language is universal. Although he starts in the classical tradition, his tempestuous character and indomitable desire for freedom soon make his work stand out from the crowd. Of his many masterpieces, it is his Ninth Symphony that is nowadays the greatest audience favourite. In this course you will learn all about Beethoven, and especially about the exceptional nature of ‘his Ninth’.… Read more

  • Stabat Mater

    With four meditations on death and parting, Vox Luminis and the instrumentalists of L'Acheron touch upon the heart of the Passion. From Jesus' last thoughts, to Mary's disconsolate words at the foot of the Cross, to Buxtehude's personal grief at the loss of his father. Kerll’s requiem also has personal intimacy: after a brilliant career in places such as Brussels, Munich and Vienna, he wrote it with his own death in mind and specifically asked for it to be performed at his own funeral.… Read more

  • Nadar Ensemble

    Video, electronics, live sound-manipulation and the strangest performance techniques: today’s composers have an extensive arsenal with which to surprise the listener. Nadar Ensemble are enthusiast participants in these (multimedia) voyages of discovery. During these concerts, that adventure gets closer to us than ever: resident musicians Nadar Ensemble fan out across Bruges to play their favourite works in people’s living rooms. Even the composers come to listen!… Read more

  • Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

    Achterland is a seminal choreography in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s oeuvre. In this 1990 performance, for the first time, the choreographer gave the musicians a central position on stage and let them play an active role in the overall dynamic—an approach she would repeat in many subsequent projects. The unusual combination of György Ligeti’s and Eugène Ysaÿe’s music inspired De Keersmaeker and her dancers to create an original dance score with a delicate balance between energetic virtuosity and deceleration. This also was the choreographer’s first time writing dancing material specifically for men; she added three male dancers to what until that point had been a predominantly female company. In Achterland, the prevalent femininity and minimalism of several of Rosas’s earlier works gave way to an ambiguous no-man’s-land characterized by a blurring of boundaries and symbols.… Read more

  • Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

    Achterland is a seminal choreography in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s oeuvre. In this 1990 performance, for the first time, the choreographer gave the musicians a central position on stage and let them play an active role in the overall dynamic—an approach she would repeat in many subsequent projects. The unusual combination of György Ligeti’s and Eugène Ysaÿe’s music inspired De Keersmaeker and her dancers to create an original dance score with a delicate balance between energetic virtuosity and deceleration. This also was the choreographer’s first time writing dancing material specifically for men; she added three male dancers to what until that point had been a predominantly female company. In Achterland, the prevalent femininity and minimalism of several of Rosas’s earlier works gave way to an ambiguous no-man’s-land characterized by a blurring of boundaries and symbols.… Read more