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THE TIME IS NOW — discover our new season

THE TIME IS NOW — discover our new season

Music and dance breathe life into time, and so during season 21—22 we circle around the elusive phenomena of 'time & memory'. Get ready for a season of hop-scotch-jumping through past-present-future, and above all: of seizing time for art in all sizes and colours. The time is NOW!

Jeroen Vanacker, artistic director

'The time is NOW. We want to make our lives shine again, and to turn monotony into a polyphonic spectacle. (...) In music and dance, the arts of time par excellence, a multifaceted approach to time is self-evident. Artists manipulate time, from minimal music where no repetitions are alike, to the slowly shifting sounds of the Wandelweiser composers. They refer to (the passing of) time and are inspired by it. (...) Music and dance breathe life into time and give us the time of our lives.'

'The time is NOW. We want to make our lives shine again, and to turn monotony into a polyphonic spectacle. (...) In music and dance, the arts of time par excellence, a multifaceted approach to time is self-evident. Artists manipulate time, from minimal music where no repetitions are alike, to the slowly shifting sounds of the Wandelweiser composers. They refer to (the passing of) time and are inspired by it. (...) Music and dance breathe life into time and give us the time of our lives.'

Five new Masterpiece weeks

We continue our mission to present five masterpieces from five different centuries. Sensational works you should hear live once in your life time are complemented by in-depth activities, original context and performances that add even more sparkle to the work. This season, you can tick off Drumming by Steve Reich, Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz, Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno by Georg Friedrich Handel, Lachrimae by John Dowland and Missa L'homme armé by Guillaume Dufay from your bucket list. Did you know that with the subscription Topstuk (Masterpiece) you do not have to miss a single note? Highly recommended!

Festivals to look forward to

Katrien Van Eeckhoutte, general director

'Although dance and music listen to a strict clock, as a Concertgebouw visitor you can easily find yourself in an alternative time zone. After all, have you noticed that time passes differently in our arts venue? Take your time to browse through our brochure and website, to look forward to new memories, to rediscover the Concertgebouw, from morning skyline to evening mist, from the early Middle Ages to the distant future. Take your time. It is here. It is now.'

'Although dance and music listen to a strict clock, as a Concertgebouw visitor you can easily find yourself in an alternative time zone. After all, have you noticed that time passes differently in our arts venue? Take your time to browse through our brochure and website, to look forward to new memories, to rediscover the Concertgebouw, from morning skyline to evening mist, from the early Middle Ages to the distant future. Take your time. It is here. It is now.'

20 years of the Concertgebouw

20.02.2002 at 20.02: this iconic timestamp is etched into in the memory of the Concertgebouw community. Over the past two decades, the Concertgebouw has developed into an internationally respected art institution that is firmly embedded in the hearts and minds of music and dance lovers. The gifts have already been planned: a world premiere of Rosas, a children's book, a new work by David Claerbout for our art collection and a trip down memory lane with Anima Eterna Brugge. Together with our partners and audiences, we are making it an unforgettable fiesta, in which we look back on the past and forward to the future. Discover how our art house literally grew in the photo album below!

 

Discover our art and architecture during a surprise-filled visitors’ trail

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