Guest performances in Belgium

The Basel Sinfonietta gives concerts in renowned music centres in Antwerp and Ghent

On 30 November and 1 December, the orchestra will be touring Belgium for the first time in its history, where it will be able to present itself in two of the country's most renowned music centres: the deSingel International Arts Centre in Antwerp and the De Bijloke Music Centre in Ghent. Current photographic impressions from the Belgium tour can be viewed on the orchestra's social media platforms.

As part of its current tour of Belgian music centres, the Basel Sinfonietta will present music ranging from polyphonic parody to the bursting sounds of a crashing concert grand on 30 November at the DeSingel International Arts Centre in Antwerp and on 1 December at the De Bijloke Music Centre in Ghent.

The concerts are under the direction of Principal Conductor Baldur Brönnimann and feature a renewed collaboration with Nicolas Hodges, one of the most renowned pianists in the field of contemporary music.

With "San Francisco Polyphony", the Austro-Hungarian composer György Ligeti also allows individual voices to be heard in his characteristic micropolyphony.
With "Losing the Red Queen's Race", Swiss composer Mauro Hertig has the orchestra play a game that cannot be won. A musical parody of the Red Queen hypothesis, according to which all organisms are subject to evolutionary pressure.

In his orchestral work "The Stations of the Sun", the British composer Julian Anderson takes the changing position of the sun in the course of the day and the seasons as the starting point for music that takes on a form of its own as it progresses and becomes increasingly incomprehensible and ambiguous.

And then a grand piano falls from the sky! The impact causes the instrument to burst and shatter, captured in image and sound. All this is part of the concept of the Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen and his "Piano Concerto".

Current photographic impressions of the Belgium tour can be found on the Basel Sinfonietta's social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram und Twitter.

Photo: Lips Dries


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