Night and darkness inspire music that can often touch us deeply. It’s no wonder that so many composers have taken inspiration from these themes.
Whether the night in question is in France (Henri Dutilleux), Italy (Salvatore Sciarrino) or Hungary (Béla Bartók, György Ligeti), this concert hesitantly explores the infinite gradations of twilight and silence. Our ears can only get keener from hearing it.
Salvatore Sciarrino: Ai limiti della notte
Henri Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit
Béla Bartók: Strijkkwartet nr. 5 (deel 2) / String Quartet no. 5 (second movement)
György Ligeti: Métamorphoses nocturnes
INTRO (in Dutch) Klaas Coulembier - 19:45 Kleine Aula Maria Theresia College
Quatuor Van Kuijk
France’s youthful Quatuor Van Kuijk has amassed an impressive list of awards in the last few years, going from ‘rising stars’ to blazing brightly in the quartet firmament. Whether they’re playing classical, romantic or 20th-century music, they are invariably acclaimed for their energetic approach and willingness to take risks.
website Quatuor Van Kuijk
Grote Aula Maria Theresia College
Sint-Michielsstraat 6 (via Hogeschoolplein)
H. Hartkliniek, Naamsestraat 102c
Ladeuze, Ladeuzeplein 20
Lijnen 1 en 2
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