Preview Zefiro Torna & Ensemble Variances - BACHC®AB
𝗭𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗼 𝗧𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗮 - 𝗘𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 - 𝗔𝗠𝗩𝗞 Zefiro Torna, contemporary Ensemble Variances and visual artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven join forces in an exceptional performance around J.S. Bach’s Musikalisches Opfer and the retorgrade technique. Underneath a purely technical charm seems to lie hidden a symbolic purpose. Maybe it is an attempt to control the relentlessly ongoing concept of time? Is it the expression of a negative world view : a waning society in full regression? Or could it be a magical intervention : is it actually possible to rewind an event and undo it by chanting backwards? Throughout history, chanting backwards has been a returning particularity, which has survived from the Middle Ages until now. Emblematic scores in the shape of a lobster carrying the world on its back (Cancer Cancrizans), circular compositions or works related to the symbol of the labyrinth and self-sacrifice form the common thread through the BACHC®AB programme. The audience travels from the 14th-century song En la maison Dedalus or the 15th-century rondo Ma fin est mon commencement, to the 20th-century ritual dances of George Crumb and Thierry Pecou, whose Miraris Mundum will have his world premiere. Heinz Holliger explores the physical limits of the individual performer and Louis Andriessen’s Inanna’s Descent recounts the journey of the mythological Sumerian goddess to the underworld., while the enigmatic canons from Bach’s Musikalischer Opfer link old and new. A video artwork by visual artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven reinforces the ritualistic character of the eternal struggle between good and evil and of this performance. 𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗦 Zefiro Torna Annelies Van Gramberen | soprano Liam Fennelly | viola da gamba Kristien Ceuppens | oboe, cor anglais Dimos De Beun | recorder, clavicymbalum Jurgen De bruyn | mandolin, lute, theorbo 𝗘𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 (𝗙𝗥) Carjez Gerretsen | (bass) clarinet Thierry Pécou | piano Elisa Humanes, David Joignaux, Arnaud Lassus | percussion Jurgen De bruyn | concept, artistic direction Dr. Prof. Katelijne Schiltz | musicological research Anne-mie Van Kerckhoven | visual art In coproduction with deSingel, Antwerp
Preview Winter Morning Walks - Casco Phil
Morning Walks zijn gedichten van Ted Kooser op muziek gezet door Maria Schneider. De Amerikaanse dichter herstelde van kanker toen hij het landschap rondom zich observeerde en in elegieën vertaalde. Schneider zette op haar beurt de poëtische spaarzaamheid om in uitgepuurde en treffende composities. Sopraan Annelies Van Gramberen samen met blazers, strijkers en een jazztrio voeren het delicate, soms melancholische, repertoire uit. Wij hadden u een bijzondere, ochtendlijke concertervaring beloofd in de kapel van Mariekerke langs de Schelde. Hoewel u er niet live bij mocht zijn, hebben we voor u het concert filmisch gecapteerd. Beleef de Belgische première via Evil Penguin TV vanaf zaterdag 29 mei.
Preview ARTONOV at the Villa Carpentier
'Les Solistes du Concert de la Loge' with Julien Chauvin and the clarinettist Vincenzo Casale will take you on a journey through the Villa Carpentier in Ronse, a summer residence built by Victor Horta. References to musical gestures, be it to rhythm or to ornamentation, are woven in the architecture. In this program, we wanted to combine the contrast between shadow and light in the music of Joseph Haydn and the beautiful quintet for clarinet and strings by Johannes Brahms, with Victor Horta’s architecture, also anchored in his time and deeply inspired by the old masters. "Music, as immaterial as it is, can impose its density and its spatiality. Of all the arts, it is the one that comes closest to architecture," said Renzo Piano. Victor Horta's work illustrates this wonderful phrase from Renzo Piano. Its architecture permanently forges links with musical gestures, both in rhythm and in ornamentation. Originally, the young Horta, who studied the violin, wanted to become a musician, but he was fired from the Brussels Conservatory for ... lack of discipline. He therefore opted for architecture. Clarinettist Vincenzo Casale will use in this recording an original German instrument by the maker Georg Ottensteiner from 1870. This instrument is the same model as the one clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld used. Brahms heard Richard Mühlfeld in Meiningen in March of 1891 when the latter performed the Weber f minor concerto under the orchestra’s new conductor, Fritz Steinbach. Although he had a long association with the Meiningen Court and must have heard Mühfeld previously, Brahms wrote to Clara Schumann that “nobody can play the clarinet more beautifully than Herr Mühlfeld.” Mühlfeld’s playing and personality had clearly captivated the composer, and a few months later both the Trio, op. 114 for clarinet, violoncello and piano, and the Quintet, op. 115 for clarinet and strings were completed at Bad Ischl, Brahms’ summer retreat. The composer appears to have been particularly affected by the sensitive, feminine side of Mühlfeld’s playing, referring to him as “meine Primadonna”, “Fräulein Klarinette” and the “nightingale of the orchestra”. 𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗦 Les Solistes du Concert de la Loge - Julien Chauvin, first violin - Karine Crocquenoy, second violin - Pierre-Éric Nimylowycz, alto - Grégoire Korniluk, cello Vincenzo Casale, clarinet in A (by Georg Ottensteiner, Munich 1860) 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗠 Joseph Haydn: String quartet in G major, op. 76 n°1 Johannes Brahms: Quintet for clarinet and strings in b minor, op. 115 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘭𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘈𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵. 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘖𝘭𝘨𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘭 𝘎𝘪𝘭𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘝𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘢 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘤𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯.
Preview HORIZON - The Festival's Young Talent - Célestine Wacquez & Lennert Baerts
Flanders Festival Ghent is all about celebrated stars sharing the stage with up-and-coming talent. They bring the big international names to Ghent, whilst also offering you a taste of the new generation of musicians that you absolutely must discover. This is baked into their DNA. In collaboration with the various Belgian conservatoires, with HORIZON they are giving a major boost to eight recent Belgian music graduates. They are offering them a professional springboard in the form of a promotional film, a portfolio and an online concert, which was streamed on the Sound Of Ghent platform and is now eternalised in the catalogue of Evil Penguin TV. In the final HORIZON-broadcast, we make the acquaintance of two multi-talented musicians. 𝗖𝗲́𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝗰𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘇 (flute – alumnus Conservatoire Royal de Liège) has already performed in a variety of orchestras, but her overriding dream is to develop her own chamber music projects. With Duo Naos, which she formed with pianist Hans Mathieu, she makes a striking impression! In late 2020, 𝗟𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗲𝗿𝘁𝘀 (saxophone– alumnus Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen) released not one, but two albums: one as a composer and one with his acoustic jazz quartet Anti-Panopticon. For the HORIZON recordings, Lennert brought his quartet to the Boekentoren. 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘰: 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘺𝘢𝘭 𝘥𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘦̀𝘨𝘦, 𝘒𝘈𝘚𝘒 & 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘶𝘮 𝘎𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘙𝘰𝘺𝘢𝘭 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘱, 𝘒𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘭𝘪𝘫𝘬 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘶𝘮 𝘉𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘭/𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘺𝘢𝘭 𝘥𝘦 𝘉𝘳𝘶𝘹𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘓𝘜𝘊𝘈 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘶𝘴 𝘓𝘦𝘶𝘷𝘦𝘯/𝘓𝘦𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘴.