Coro Santa Cecilia @ KlaraFestival

Written by BrusselsLife Team - 16 Aug 2008, 00:00 (Updated: 13 Dec 2012, 07:59)
Coro Santa Cecilia @ KlaraFestival
The Coro dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, in Rome, is one of the best and oldest choirs in the world, but in its nearly 500-year history it's never had a chance to perform outdoors.

See you @ Grand Place

That's about to change as the KlaraFestival has invited its 90 or so singers to deliver an exquisite one-hour, out-door, early evening concert of a cappella songs by Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Italian composers. Passers-by will be free to stop and soak up the heavenly harmonies, or rush on to whatever they were on their way to do. The date, it seems, will coincide with a Beer Festival, scheduled to take place on the Grand'Place, which should make for a surreal -and very Belgian- atmosphere.

See you @ BOZAR

Gargantuan concert by the Flemish Radio Orchestra and Santa Cecilia Choir, in which two out of the three works on the programme will be Belgian premières. Busoni?s only piano concerto is a titanic, turbulent piece of work lasting over an hour and calling for a full-blown male choir in the final movement. Peter Donohoe, a first-rate pianist from Manchester, will perform its ridiculously difficult solo part. Then comes, Pfhat, a weird but strangely enticing work from 20th-century Italian Giacinto Scelsi in which humming and whispering sounds from the choir create an unnerving halo that?s dispersed by the tinkling of tiny bells. Overexcited ears will find comfort in Brahms? Schicksalslied (?Song of Destiny?), one of the most perfect expressions of resignation and consolation in all music?s history.

More about

- KlaraFestival :: 29 August ? 12 September :: In 2008, the KlaraFestival, which is traditionally known for its high class programme ... Read more - Aldo Ciccolini :: 29 August :: Aldo Ciccolini, 83, is probably the last pianist alive who can pride himself on having played ... Read more - Grand Opening :: 30 August :: To begin with a wonderful note, the KlaraFestival proposes you an evening rythmed by Bel Canto first, and by a firework on the Place des Palais. Read more - Sporza Musica! :: 31 August :: No comfy armchairs here: this concert promenade is as much about moving your bodies and flexing your muscles. Read more - Living Room :: 5-6 et 7 september :: When artists leave the concert hall to move into your room..Read more - Valery Gergiev :: 8 september :: The European Galas bring top orchestras and conductors to Brussels. Do you feel like a musical evening full of power? Put on your most beautiful smile and reserve a seat straight away in the best and most luxurious concert hall of the capital: the Henry Le Boeuf Hall. Read more - Train, Métro & Brussels Airport :: 12 september :: You rush into the metro station after work bracing yourself for the inane muzik and Skyhall the crowds of surly commuters. Read more

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