The Celestial City
13 May20:00Concertgebouw, BruggeConcertzaal
14 May20:00Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, GentConcertzaal
16 May15:00deSingel, AntwerpenBlauwe Zaal
17 May20:00Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, BrusselHenry Le Boeufzaal
Following security measures against the spread of Covid 19, these concerts will not take place.
In 1943, Vaughan Williams’ Fifth Symphony offered a glimpse of the peace everyone was craving for: a temporary victory of softly undulating lines. Or maybe a heavenly city. Rautavaara’s Cantus Arcticus, a dialogue between bird sounds and orchestra, also testifies to the longing for a mystic peace. Together with the Revue Blanche chamber music ensemble, composer Annelies Van Parys paints a completely new tableau, based on the work of Rautavaara and Vaughan Williams.
Einojuhani Rautavaara 1928–2016 | Concerto for birds & orchestra
~ ‘Cantus Arcticus’
Annelies Van Parys °1975 | Creatie
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872–1958 | Symphony No. 5
~ ‘Symphony of the Celestial City’