Forty years ago the Lebanese pianist Abdel Rahman El Bacha won Belgium’s Queen Elisabeth Competition, at barely nineteen! Afterwards, he stayed in Belgium, where he has built himself an impressive international career.
El Bacha is still in demand all over the world, but he has a special bond with Belgian audiences. In October the pianist will be 60, a good reason for a grand birthday present! But it’s mainly the pianist himself who will treat you to a multicourse menu of preludes.
El Bacha will take you through the 24 pre- ludes of Bach, Chopin and Rachmaninoff – that’s 24 x 3 pieces, spanning two hundred years of music history from the late baroque to the overripe Romantic. Seventy-two variations on a basic recipe are on the menu, and there’s also the birthday cake.
CONCERT 1 Bach, Chopin & Rachmaninov: C till fis
Jan Christiaens, 13:30
Ladeuze, Ladeuzeplein 20
Lijnen 1–9 / 284–85 / 315–17 / 333–35 / 337 / 351–52 /358 / 370–74 /380 / 395
Halte Rector De Somer plein
Not on time?
Late-comers will not be admitted to the concert.