MAfestival | Lissewege, kerk
MAfestival | Lissewege, kerk
Den Bosch (NL)
Den Bosch (NL)
Laus Polyphoniae | Amuz, Antwerpen
CC Hasselt kaai 16, Hasselt
30CC Abdijkerk Keizersberg, Leuven
CC Casino, Koksijde
CC Berchem, Berchem
GC De Kluize, Oosterzele
CC Mechelen stadsschouwburg, Mechelen
Klara - Iedereen Klassiek, Brugge
Theaters Tilburg concertzaal, Tilburg (NL)
Wilminktheater Muziekcentrum, Grote Kerk, Enschede (NL)
CC Zwaneberg, Heist-op-den-Berg
Maison de la Musique, Nanterre (FR)
Wilminktheater / Muziekcentrum, Grote Kerk, Enschede (NL)
CC De Velinx, Tongeren
Landshuter Hofmusiktage, Landshut (DE)
A month ago, we ended our concert season with JUST =, an extraordinary production in cooperation with ARSENAAL / LAZARUS, commissioned by the city festival OP.RECHT.MECHELEN. In the meantime, we are working on the brand new musical theatre production B.I.G., which will premiere coming autumn. And of course, we are looking forward to the summer festivals in Belgium and abroad.
Read our newsletter and find out where to find us this summer. We wish you a splendid summer!
JUST = was not only an impressive closing of the cultural part of the city festival OP.RECHT.MECHELEN., but also the icing on the cake of our anniversary season. Over 1500 spectators witnessed scenes on the Solomon judgment, a post-war process, a scandal concert, letters of detainees and disarmed justice systems, performed by an impressive cast under the supervision of Willy Thomas and Jurgen De Bruyn.
"The concept created by Willy Thomas and Jurgen de bruyn invites the spectator to think about a system that judges people. (...) JUST= entertains the audience with a variety of artful scenes that serve a wide palette of taste, supported by a strong musical soundtrack. " (25.05.2017, Jan De Smet for De Morgen)
Check out the photoshoot by Kurt Van der Elst
Zefiro Torna and ARSENAAL/LAZARUS are creating the great location project JUST=, from 23 till 29 May at the Hof van Savoye in Mechelen. The project is commissioned by the city festival OP.RECHT.MECHELEN.
In seven scenes, Zefiro Torna and ARSENAAL/LAZARUS illustrate the tension between law and justice. Actors, singers, children's voices, a choir and a surprising mix of musicians populate the court rooms of the Court of Savoy, where the Great Council of Mechelen was housed 400 years ago. The audience is both a privileged witness and judge.
Including a battle between carillons, Charlotte Vandermeersch and Eurudike De Beul as baroque opera diva's in Händels Solomon, Vera Coomans with a captivating song of Theodor Kramer, a hip-hop contribution by Black-actress Martha Canga Antonia, atonal sound experiments by Koen De Graeve and his fellow actors from LAZARUS, music by Martin Valcke and text by Tom Lanoye.
On 26 March 2017, our production Balsam will premiere in Enschede (NL). Balsam sees the daylight following the elaborate concert tours and international acclaim of ‘Les Tisserands, in the spirit of the Cathars’ en ‘O, Monde Aveugle!, songs for the Apocalypse’. The hybrid collective consists of musicians coming from a wide range of musical genres such as old, traditional, ethnic and jazz music. They find each other in their love for singular vocal and instrumental nuances, in their delicate musical preferences and in their engaging performance. The compositions from the program bear names such as Alchemilla/Lady’s mantle, les Roses de Saadi or Artemisia absinthium. They resound in the company of traditional songs from Portugal or Greece, Old Norse Edda songs about the Yggdrasil or tree of life, spiritual songs from Hildegard von Bingen and close-knit 15th-century music of Guillaume Dufay or the baroque splendour of Heinrich Schütz.
After the well-received premiere of Somnia, where the audience could taste cocktails in a baroque lounge atmosphere, we are presenting a second musical-culinary programme. The repertoire selected for Lassus Grand Cru forms a heavenly match with an exquisite selection of wines that can be tasted during the performance. Actor Stefaan Degand and counter tenor and certified oenophile Steve Dugardin entertain the audience with delightful trivia.
The premiere on February, 17th at the Cultuurcentrum Mechelen is sold out, but soon we will announce more dates.