An exciting cultural season

This fall, in addition to a few concerts, Zefiro Torna is preparing a number of (inter)national productions that will premiere in spring 2020.
We are especially looking forward to work with the theater company Laika. Together we'll transform the Balsam program into a mysterious alchemical lab where the public is served elixirs, ointments, syrups, all while the music enchants.
In addition, we will bring a few noon concerts at Opera Vlaanderen with the Champions des Dames program.
We'll also celebrate Beethoven 2020 with the hybrid concert installation PASTORALE, in which the music helps shape an ecology of microscopic life forms.

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Premiere Time Crawls

On Tuesday, August 13, the production Time Crawls will premiere during the festival De Zomer van Sint-Pieter in Leuven. Melodies by Jowan Merckx - member of Zefiro Torna - were arranged by composers Marnix De Cat and Martin Valcke for a new kind of broken consort, performed by an international top cast. The program traverses the European mainland from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, and from Ireland to the Black Sea via polkas, bourrées, jigs, Breton folk dances and waltzes, to the typical tonalities and rhythms of the Balkans.

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Summer 2019

With the holidays ahead we announce our summer concerts. After some well-deserved rest, we're back on stage with B.I.G. at the MAfestival Bruges and Llibre Vermell at the Eté Mosan Festival. We also make time for the creation of the brand new production Time Crawls with melodies by Jowan Merckx, set by composers Marnix De Cat and Martin Valcke for a new kind of broken consort.


Balsam - sold out

Both Balsam concerts on 6 and 7 May 2019, during the Lunalia festival, are now sold out. Want to see Balsam live? Come to Dil'Arte in Dilbeek on 6 April, there are still a few tickets left.


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Te Ros!

—  (2009)

Pantalone – Zefiro Torna – Ros Beiaardcomité

Co-production / Pantalone – Zefiro Torna - Ros Beiaardcomité

In collaboration with Klara and CC Belgica

Exiting music theatre for the whole family

What happens to a man when he is offered a horse making him invincible in battle? What happens when man and horse become best friends? What happens to the world when this war has no ending? What happens when the man falls in love with a woman desiring peace? What happens when de king decides the horse must die for peace’s sake?

Te Ros! is a family performance in which the legend of the the Four Sons of Duke Aymon and the horse Bayard is brought to life in a subtle play of music, video and tough knight's tales. A boys band composed of wizard Madelgijs and three play men start a journey. Armed with nothing but a range of stories, enthralling troubadour and trouveur songs and disarming caprices, they head out looking for feats of arms and the innermost sentiments of Renaud and his horse.

As a part of the Ros Beiaard Parade of Sunday 10 May 2010.

Jurgen De bruyn, lute, electric guitar, chant - Jowan Merckx, flute, bagpipes, flugelhorn - Stephan Pougin, percussion - Tom Hannes, narrator, chant - Els Van Laethem/Liam Fennelly - chant/fiddle on tape I Liesbet Vereertbrugghen, concept and advice - Daniel Tanson, director - Jan Boon, videast - Tom Hannes, scritp - Jef Loots, lights, mise en scène I Tom Hannes, Prof. Frank Willaert (UA), Irene Spijker, research