David Van Reybrouck
David Van Reybrouck navigates between past and present, but equally between books, essays, poems, and theatre. As an archaeologist and philosopher, his modus operandi is to dig, think and question.
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!
This twelfth Bach Academy Bruges looks beyond the boundaries of the great master’s life: back to his forefathers and sources of inspiration and (far) forwards to 20th-century reverberations. The master himself is naturally given the place of honour thanks, among others, to the expert touch of Philippe Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale Gent.
During (B)its of Dance, the three Dance in Bruges partners (Concertgebouw Brugge, Cultuurcentrum Brugge and KAAP) join forces. This festival is a showcase for contemporary dance, but it is also an exciting platform for dance expertise. A festival for dance lovers and makers!
GOLD interlinks the best of Bruges' Golden Age: the fascinating city history, the cultural heritage, the art treasures and above all the music! We immerse ourselves in the fabulous music of Bruges' flagship Lucca Choirbook and the world in which this music was born.
In June, Budapest will once again be on our doorstep, thanks to maestro Iván Fischer and his world-famous Budapest Festival Orchestra. In this edition the music of Mahler plays a central role, and once again the star conductor has brought along a rising young talent: French pianist Alexandre Kantorow gives us his all in Beethoven and Liszt.
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!
In addition to being a home for music, dance, architecture and the visual arts, the Concertgebouw is also a home for five ensembles: the orchestra Anima Eterna Brugge, the vocal ensemble Vox Luminis, the new music explorers Nadar Ensemble and the dance companies Rosas & ECCE. These are all artists in whom we as an arts house are happy to invest extra and in every possible way: with rehearsal space, co-productions, recordings, content input and, of course, with a prominent presence on our stages.