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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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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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Mohammed Briouel Ensemble

  • St Bavo’s Cathedral

No one travelling to Seville or Córdoba can deny that the fusion of Arabic and Andalucian culture creates in a warm, elegant, monumental mishmash. Just like the majestic Alhambra, there is also an intense cross-pollination between Arabian-Andalucian and Ottoman music. As a grand master of these genres, Mohammed Briouel pays a wonderful tribute to this multicultural coming-together with his group. Don’t hesitate to unleash these atmospheric sounds upon yourself and become immersed in this exceptional couleur locale.

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