21 APRIL 2024 – BEETHOVEN CONNOTATIONS – ANTWERP SPRING FESTIVAL


At the Antwerp Spring Festival, we bring that intergenerational dialogue to the stage. With, on the one hand, music by Beethoven himself: the overture from the stage music for Egmont and the Fifth Symphony with its iconic opening notes. We combine those works with music by home-grown composers. Composers like Luc Van Hove and the late Wim Henderickx who looked at Ludwig van with admiration, and then went on to work with his symphonic tonal language in a completely unique way.

Program:
Ludwig van Beethoven – Ouverture of Egmont, Op. 84
Wim Henderickx– Only Darkness and Shadows, on poetry by Triin Soomets
Arvo Pärt – Orient & Occident
Luc Van Hove – Diabelli Veränderung, Op. 43
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony nr. 5 in Es minor, Op. 67

Cast:
Soloist: Kadi Jürgens – voice
Orchestra: Casco Phil
Conductor:
Benjamin Haemhouts