Pieter Bergé and the BiSS String Quartet will give a lecture-recital (in Dutch) as an introduction to this programme.
The concert Politicks (Trump and circumstances) will be performed on:
30/09 at 20:30
12/10 at 18:30
12/10 at 20:30
BiSS – Boho International Strings Soloists – brings together four first-chair players from Boho Strings, in a brand-new string quartet. Although the ensemble treasures the classics, their aim is to polish up the many half- or completely forgotten jewels of the modern repertoire. Ives and Crawford-Seeger are just what they’ve been waiting for.
Pieter Bergé is professor of Musicology at KU Leuven and artistic director of Festival 20·21. Aside from academic work, he also frequently writes texts for amateurs. Recently, an illustrated music history for youngsters (Hoe groen klinkt een gitaar?) and an essay on the ‘inaccessible’ music of the 20th century (Wat valt er eigenlijk te begrijpen?) have been published. Both books have been awarded a KLARA prize for best music publication.