Lecture Songs #1 - een redenaarsconcert
You will be familiar with the B’Rock baroque orchestra from the fantastic version of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas they did with Jan Decorte in 2006. Now, as from 2010, B’Rock and LOD music-theatre from Ghent will be presenting an alternative annual New Year’s concert called Lecture Songs. In the first one, B’Rock will be playing music by Henry Purcell (including a suite from his Fairy Queen, with the brilliant young soprano Julia Doyle), Matthew Locke and their contemporaries, providing a heavenly setting for a present-day cocktail of music, words (in Dutch) and images. These ingredients will be provided by the science philosopher Jean Paul Van Bendegem and the graphic designer Gert Dooreman. Where is the world headed? These first Lecture Songs will make it clear.
Download the programme leaflet under 'Extra'.
orator Jean Paul Van Bendegem | music Henry Purcell, John Blow, Matthew Locke, John Eccles & LOD composer Thomas Smetryns | musical direction Frank Agsteribbe | typography Gert Dooreman | with Julia Doyle (soprano); B’Rock: Katelijne Lanneau & Bart Coen (recorder), Meret Lüthi (orchestra leader & first violin), David Wish & Yukie Yamaguchi (first violin), Liesbeth Nijs, Jivka Kaltcheva & Olivia Schenkel (second violin), Luc Gysbrechts, Manuela Bucher & Marie Haag (viola), Romina Lischka (viola da gamba), Tom Devaere & Elise Christiaens (violone), Benjamin Glorieux (cello), Wim Maesseele (lute), Frank Agsteribbe (harpsichord) | production LOD & B’Rock (Ghent) | in collaboration with deBuren (Brussels), Concertgebouw Brugge, deSingel (Antwerp)