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Festival 20·21

12 Sep > 26 Oct 2024
open mind, open ears
18 > 20 Oct 2024

Festival 20·21 is Leuven’s yearly hotspot for classical music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Here, open ears may enjoy repertoire to be (re)discovered and musical insider tips, or, during the three days of Transit, may embrace the many surprises of exhilarating contemporary premieres.

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From 12 September to 26 October, Festival 20-21 organises around 30 concerts and activities at various locations in Leuven. The music of the 20th century will once again excite, confuse and amaze. Transit is looking ahead to all the exciting things happening in new music.

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Beyond the Imperative of Pleasure

More and more in the last few years, classical music has been increasingly promoted something purely to enjoy. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying something in and of itself, but perhaps we might be just a tiny bit more ambitious. After all, music has more to offer, and people do too. Festival 20·21’s aim is to encourage that tiny bit of ambition – of course, keeping open ears and an open mind.

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Partytime (as usual)

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1874 was a vintage year for Western music. Vienna saw the birth of Arnold Schoenberg – on 13 September, exactly 150 years ago – whose leap into atonality permanently shifted the boundaries of our musical consciousness.

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