Monday, 26 September 2022 | 20:30 | Aula Pieter de Somer

TICKET SALES START 26.08.2022 10:00

EN BACHC®AB represents both (Johann Sebastian) ‘Bach’ and ‘crab’. The crab is a reference to the ‘crab canon’, a compositional technique in which music is written in such a way that it can be played both forwards and backwards. 

Although the cornerstone of the concert is Bach, who excelled at this technique, Zefiro Torna and Ensemble Variances take a wider view: they’ve fished through six centuries of music history, coming back with a full ‘crab cage’, and put together an amazingly varied programme. 

The musical crab walk will be given visual form by the Flemish artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven.


Anoniem, Johann Sebastian Bach, Louis Andriessen, Thierry Pécou, George Crumb, Baude Cordier, Heinz Holliger 

INTRO (in Dutch) Pieter Bergé - 19:45 



Zefiro Torna & Ensemble Variances & Annelies Van Gramberen

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven video - Jurgen De bruyn concept - Katelijne Schiltz research

Zefiro Torna and Ensemble Variances will fill the stage with a wonderful mix of gorgeous baroque instruments and contemporary percussion. Old and new will melt into each other in a sonic journey that will carry you away. 

Zefiro Torna, known mainly for its early music performances, will astonish you with its refreshing approach to newer music, with Ensemble Variances as the ideal partner for them. Their motto? ‘Think globally, act locally’. 

The soloist is the versatile Leuven soprano Annelies Van Gramberen, who experiences singing above all as ‘a way to breathe

websites Zefiro Torna Ensemble Variances Annelies Van Gramberen 

Aula Pieter de Somer

Charles Deberiotstraat 24
3000 Leuven



H. Hartkliniek, Naamsestraat 102c


Lijnen 1 en 2

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