Čiurlionis Quartet & Kurt Van Eeghem

  • Handelsbeurs Concert Hall

Since 2018, Kurt Van Eeghem has been following in the footsteps of Lithuanian genius Mikalojus Konstantinus Čiurlionis (1875-1911) from Vilnius via Plungé, Warsaw and Leipzig to St Petersburg. This journey will culminate in a book due to be published on 1 September. In celebration of this, and of Kurt’s birthday, the Čiurlionis Quartet is paying a special visit to Ghent. The ensemble presents the most beautiful string quartets from Čiurlionis’ oeuvre. Born storyteller Van Eeghem presents the gripping story of Čiurlionis’ short life, with a giant copy of one of his paintings in the background. An exceptional experience that will stimulate all the senses.

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Fahmi Alqhai

Fahmi Alqhai is seen as one of the most talented viola da gamba players. His name is often uttered in the same breath as Jordi Savall. This Sevillian demigod on the bewitching string instrument unleashes his virtuosity on you via works by Antoine Forqueray and Jimi Hendrix, among others. Everything from classical music to music for headbanging!

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Mara Aranda

  • St James' Church

Impressive Sephardic music from the Iberian Peninsula! Together with her ensemble, multi-instrumentalist, singer and sound magician Mara Aranda brings the project ‘Diaspora’ to the stage. In her inimitable manner, she sings about the lives of historic figures who roamed an ancient Mediterranean world; from Valencia and the kingdom of Aragon to the new world in America. Let yourself be seduced by this authentic music and the stories that capture people’s imagination to this day.

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