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From Tue 23.05.17 haydn to bartók
  • Mozart. Love and lust

    René Jacobs and B’Rock, it’s still a golden combination. The successful tandem return to Bruges with a titillating programme full of amorous entanglements. Young vocal stars Mari Eriksmoen and Johannes Weisser explore four of Mozart's most popular operas – two of which are to texts by legendary librettist Da Ponte. Also featured are movements from four of Mozart’s 'late' symphonies, which share the same musical themes. Mozart specialist Jacobs devised a comprehensive musical dramaturgy that showcases the composer at the height of his powers. Swoon to duets of love and lust, from Papageno and Papagena, Osmin and Blonde, Susanna and Count Almaviva, Don Giovanni and Zerlina …… Read more

  • Walking with the csakan

    Musical instrument and weapon - at the very least, it’s a curious combination. The Hungarian csakan, a descendant of the shepherd's flute, was shaped like a walking stick. It enjoyed a brief, but brilliant life in art music. In the early 19th century, Anton Heberle played an adapted version in a Budapest concert and started a rage that was picked up a few years later in Vienna by Ernst Krähmer, who gave the csakan a new oboe-like form. It’s a musical curiosity. But it’s one that has enthralled award-winning recorder player Jan Van Hoecke. With his newly built csakan, he explores a fascinating corner of musical history. His travelling companion is Andorran guitarist Albert Pià, who performs a couple of classics – such as Giuliani’s Grande ouverture - on his own magnificent period instrument. Together they also expand the csakan repertoire, with their own arrangements of, among others, Paganini. Spectacular!… Read more

  • Maria João Pires

    Even in their own day, Mozart and Beethoven were kings of the classical concerto. Contemporaries were astonished by their music. Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 20, with its dazzling cadenza, was greatly admired by the young Beethoven who always kept it in his repertoire. By the time he wrote his opus 58, Beethoven had given his own twist to the genre, with a new role for the pianist. This evening, Maria João Pires plays solo and leads, and introduces a new talent: Ashot Khachatourian.… 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin and George Sand were an unlikely couple. She was a feminist writer, who lived life large and centre stage. He was retiring and preferred to stay in the background. And yet their love burned bright, at least for a time. Chopin wrote his best work - such as the Mazurkas, opus 59 and Sonata no. 3, opus 58 - in the latter, increasingly unhappy years of their relationship. Abdel Rahman El Bacha conjures with colours on a copy of Chopin's favourite instrument, a Pleyel concert grand piano.… Read more

  • Flanders Symphony Orchestra

    Sit amidst the orchestra and experience the music physically. Sounds come from all directions, moving through space and interweaving with the audience. Get an insider’s view of Flanders Symphony Orchestra. Klara voice Sander Keere and conductor Jan Latham-Koenig accompany you on this exceptional adventure. CLUB Surround invites you to enjoy a completely unique experiences, at the fount of sound production, in the grip of the vibration, in short, in the music. Once you’ve been there, you’ll never want to leave.… Read more

  • Flanders Symphony Orchestra

    Sit amidst the orchestra and experience the music physically. Sounds come from all directions, moving through space and interweaving with the audience. Get an insider’s view of Flanders Symphony Orchestra. Klara voice Sander Keere and conductor Jan Latham-Koenig accompany you on this exceptional adventure. CLUB Surround invites you to enjoy a completely unique experiences, at the fount of sound production, in the grip of the vibration, in short, in the music. Once you’ve been there, you’ll never want to leave.… Read more

  • A feast of classical music

    Anyone who has attended in recent years will confirm it: this is a veritable feast of classical music. Classical music comes in all shapes and sizes, for every emotion and every occasion: Iedereen Klassiek bathes everyone and everything in a joyful classical-music bath. Together with initiator Klara and many Bruges-based partners, the Concertgebouw is putting together a lavish celebration, with offshoots all over the inner city. As always, we warm up with Crazy about Bach and close with the wonderful Brussels Philharmonic, this time performing some well-known classics. Invite your family and friends to this free event, so that they too can discover the power and beauty of Bach, Beethoven and Bruges.… Read more

  • Oorkaan

    What do colours sound like? Who can understand the moon? What does the sun say? Which sounds lower, a double bass or a drum? How many colours does a dream have? Glimpse takes you to an enchanting dream world, in which jazzy sounds and colourful images play an exciting game with each other… and with you. A world in which music, pictures, technology musicians and audience enter into a special friendship.… Read more

  • Oorkaan

    What do colours sound like? Who can understand the moon? What does the sun say? Which sounds lower, a double bass or a drum? How many colours does a dream have? Glimpse takes you to an enchanting dream world, in which jazzy sounds and colourful images play an exciting game with each other… and with you. A world in which music, pictures, technology musicians and audience enter into a special friendship.… Read more

  • In the midst of Antonín Dvořák’s string sextet

    Dancing bows whiz past your ears, plucked strings reverberate right next to your head. You can’t get any closer to musicians than this. The six  musicians’ violins and cellos evoke a Bohemian forest, babbling brooks, frolicking fairies and fiery dancers. A fairy-tale world, brought to life on the spot by illustrator Julie Van Wezemael.  … Read more