© Eric Koch

One of the most colourful and pioneering figures in our Belgian history, with international allure. Camille Huysmans was born 150 years ago. High time for a tribute concert. The programme refers to his professional and personal life. As the mayor of Antwerp, he inaugurated a monument in honour of Peter Benoit. As a passionate music lover and amateur musician, he loved the Flemish Dances of Jan Blockx. As a literary and committed politician he was fascinated by Van den vos Reynaerde. Hans Vercauteren composed the Reinaert fantasy especially for this occasion. And finally: “Brahms four is not to be missed, it is music about a different, better world.”

(Realised with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government.)

Symphony nr.4 – J. Brahms
Rubenscantate (fragments) – P. Benoit
Reinaardfantasie (creation) – H. Vercauteren
Vlaamse dansen – J. Blockx

Hanne Roos: soprano
Kurt Van Eeghem: host
Benjamin Haemhouts: conductor
Casco Phil: orchestra

07/11/2021: Antwerp, deSingel – 15.00u