B'Rock will present the new season 2015-2016 in the week of 6 July. Once again, the upcoming season looks very promising: we will celebrate our 10th birthday and international interest in our work is still growing. From our hometown of Ghent, we will in the coming monhts be travelling to Germany, Great Britain, Croatia, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Lithuania and Estonia.
With In Furore, we have already unvealed the first project of the new season. In this production B'Rock proves together with mezzo-soprano Mary-Ellen Nesi and violin player Dmitry Sinkovsky that virtuosity need not be gratuitous.
With this project, the orchestra debutes at the Rheingau Musik Festival in Germany, the BBC Proms in London en the Korkyra Baroque Festival in Croatia. In Belgium, this concert is to be seen at the MAfestival in Bruges. We hope to see you soon!
B'Rock Orchestra is invited to the Potsdam Sanssouci Festival for the third time. This year, the festival will combine music with idyllic gardens. In addition to the divine Garden of Love in Alessandro Scarlatti's serenata Venere e Adone, B'Rock and conductor Olof Boman will also be presenting the secular vegetable garden in the form of J.S. Bach's burlesque Bauernkantate, an eccentric work packed with folk dances and melodies that reveals a surprisingly light-hearted side to this German master.
The première is to be seen on the 13th of June, but is already sold out. You can still see the performance on 14, 16 ant 17 June.
Conducted by René Jacobs and together with the RIAS Kammerchor and the fantastic soloists Sunhae Im, Bernarda Fink, Martin Lattke (Benjamin Bruns in Brussels) and Dominik Köninger, B'Rock Orchestra perfomed the Weihnachtsoratorium by J.S. Bach. With this programme the orchestra also debuted in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and went on a tour through Italy to finish in Brussels and Antwerp.
Press and public responded very positive:
"This is how it sounded like: everything smooth and elegant, like only the best athletes can." **** (Trouw)
"Eccellente esecuzione dell'Oratorio di Natale da parte di Rene Jacobs" (Voce d'Italia)
Those who would like to hear the concert, can click on the video above. The second part is to be found via this link.