13 October 2019 | 10:00 am | Leuven
Festival 20/21 Bach and Berio

‘Free solo’ is a mountaineering term for the art of climbing a steep rock wall without any form of safety gear. This three-concert day is its musical equivalent. On the one hand are the six Suites for Cello Solo by Johann Sebastian Bach, the embodiment of musical simplicity and serenity. On the other hand are the fourteen Sequenzas by the Italian composer Luciano Berio, written between 1958 and 2002 for a diverse range of instruments. All of these pieces explore the outer limits, for both the instruments and performers. Come hear old and new, in a continuous dialogue between simplicity and complexity, heaven and earth, life and death. In short, you’ll have a dazzling musical adventure.

> 9:00-9:45 INTRO 1 Ignace Bossuyt: Johann Sebastian Bach
> 10:00-11:30 CONCERT 1: Suites 2 & 4 / Sequenza’s I-VI
> 13:30-14:15 INTRO 2 Mark Delaere: Luciano Berio
> 14:30-17:00 CONCERT 2: Suites 6 & 1 / Sequenza’s VII-X
> 19:00-21:30 CONCERT 3: Suites 3 & 5 / Sequenza’s XI-XIV

Musicians:
Noémi Györi – Flute
Astrid Haring – Harp
Adanya Dunn – Female voice
Claudia Chan – Piano
Sebastiaan Kemner – Trombone
Emlyn Stam – Viola
Ernest Rombout – Oboe
Rada Ovcharova – Violin
James Meldrum – Clarinet
Ryan Linham – Trumpet
Elliot Simpson – Guitar
Johannes Schwarz – Bassoon
An Raskin – Accordeon
Willem Stam – Cello

Festival 20/21 Bach and Berio
13 October 2019 | 10:00 am
Schouwburg 30CC | Leuven
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