Revival of the succesfull debut of B'Rock at De Munt/ La Monnaie.
27 Jul 2013
02 Aug 2013
16, 19 Jun 2014
A wayward journey through dark Baroque scores of Dowland, Purcell and Muffat that goes on to the 20th century with Hindemith's Trauermusik and Britten's Lachrymae.
Tears of Melancholy
25 Aug 2013
04 Sep 2013
Mozart's oratorio tells the intriguing story of Judith, who hacked off the head of the Babylonian general Holofernes to liberate her city, Betulia.
La Betulia Liberata
10, 11 Sep 2013
B'Rock's Mozart Project continues with the much-praised cellist Christian Poltéra and countertenor Bejun Mehta making his worldwide conducting debut
10, 11, 12 Oct 2013
Multimedial music theater project that frames an indictment of the absurdity of war.
Songs of War
10, 13, 15 Nov 2013
B'Rock and the Choeur de Chambre de Namur will be presenting a festive Purcell programme rich in emotion, expression and virtuosity.
Music for a while
16, 19, 20 Dec 2013
Along with recorder Maurice Steger, B'Rock will be linking some of Vivaldi's most exuberant concerti for recorder and/or strings to works by such famous predecessors and contemporaries.
From Vivaldi with Love
08, 11, 12, 13 Feb 2014
A modern tale inspired by the quest of the Breton King Arthur to free his fiancée from the grip of his sworn enemy, the Saxon King Oswald.
19, 20, 21 Mar 2014
21, 22 May 2014
From the Lutheran devotion of Bach's solo cantatas to the New Age ideas of Goeyvaerts comes the conviction that music can transcend earthly reality.
Bach - Goeyvaerts
04, 06 Apr 2014
The myth of Orpheus narrates the impossible return from the death of his beloved who is mortally wounded.
Orfeo ed Euridice
12, 14, 16, 18 May 2014
B'Rock wishes to astound its public for one last time in 2013 and performs a varied programme by Henry Purcell in December. Along with his most important songs as Why, why are all the muses mute? and Come, Ye Sons of Art, the orchestra will also play a lot of intimate works, for example the instrumental Chacony in g and Music for a while for one soloist.
Purcells grandeur is to be seen in Bozar (Brussels) on 16 December, in de Bijloke (Ghent) on 19 December and in deSingel (Antwerp) on 20 December. For your information, there is a lot of interest in these concerts. If you still want to attend one of them, do not wait too long to order tickets.
November is the month in which we commemorate war victims not only from the past but also from the present. The music theatre project Songs of War reflects on those many taken lives and exposes the absurdity of war. In this performance baroque orchestra B'Rock joins forces with Music Theatre Transparant and wind ensemble I Solisti del Vento. Together, they will perform early and new music framed in a multimedial show in which refugees, luminaires and honey come to the fore.
This time we perform on 10 November at the festival in 's-Hertogenbosch Holland (only Songs of Wars I've seen by Heiner Goebbels), on 13 November at Concertgebouw Brugge and on 15 November at deSingel Antwerp.
"Songs of war is a purified, distelled musical indictment to the madness of war. It is full of striking linkages. How heartbreaking death and destruction are: today, we feel the same powerlessness as four hundred years ago." - ****, De Standaard
The American countertenor Bejun Mehta will make his debut as a conductor during our Mozart Project #2. In this project B'Rock accepted the challenge to try and play all of Mozart's symphonies, spread over a few years. In Joyful Sorrow, two early works of the composer will be performed: Divertimento in D major, written at the age of 16, and his 29th Symphony in A major, that was created only two years later. Also work of his predecessor Haydn will be performed, including his 44th Symphony in e minor, better known as the Trauer Symphony and the Cello Concerto HOB. VIIB:1 in C major. The famous Swiss cellist Christian Poltéra will take care of the solo parts.
This is what the press wrote about our Mozart Project #1 in March: "Thanks to a marvellous B'Rock, who took the young Mozart seriously, I didn't only hear the dimensions of the mature genious, but also flagrances of for example Beethoven." (*****, De Standaard)