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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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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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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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