Les Percussions de Strasbourg

  • MIRY Concert Hall

The percussionists of Les Percussions de Strasbourg are one of the most successful ensembles in French musical history. They are internationally renowned for the unrivalled quality of their concerts and their ability to continuously innovate. They always think outside the box and demonstrate this by putting together unique concert programmes. To date, they have played more than 1700 concerts in 70 countries and have been showered with awards including a Diapason d'Or and a Victoire de la musique classique. With their programme Invariants, the world of Bach stands eye-to-eye with engaging compositions from Takemitsu and Levinas, all performed on their marimbas.

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Roby Lakatos

  • Capitole

Roby Lakatos is a face familiar to the Ghent OdeGand audience. In 2007 he gave an absolutely stellar performance which earned him the deserved nickname ‘King of De Klezmer’. Lakatos, who feels equally at home in the classical, jazz and Hungarian repertoires, is one of the few musicians who transcends the boundaries of his art. He is simultaneously the prince of the violin, a classical virtuoso, a jazz improviser, a composer and arranger, and a survivor of the 19th century. A musical Homo Universalis. Passionate, powerful, elegant, with panache and finesse. This concert promises to be a true spectacle.

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Sete Lágrimas

  • St Peter's Church

The Portuguese Sete Lágrimas was founded in 1999 in Lisbon and takes its name from the title of an innovative collection of dances by the Renaissance composer John Dowland. In all serenity and with an eye for quality, this ensemble brings together musicians from all over the world to set up unique cross-over projects. They link in-depth musicological research to innovative, creative programmes that focus on sounds, instrumentation and memories of Early Music.

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