Mendelssohn in symphony

Did you know that Mendelssohn was the first-ever musician to have publicly performed a concerto by heart? That as a twelve-year-old he became legendary poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s BFF? Or that he was one of the favorite composers of Queen Victoria?

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‘Great’ chamber music by Schubert and Berwald

Guest conductor Jakob Lehmann: “I’m so looking forward to this project; it allows us to hear two composers at their best – each with his own voice and character. Musicians and audience will really enjoy this almost orchestral chamber music programme which completely encompasses the spirit of Anima.”

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More Mozart: Bassoon concerto

The 18/19 Season is dominated by Mozart, with three concert programmes dedicated to the maestro from Salzburg. In addition to some of his finest symphonies we have also chosen the bravura concerto for bassoon, the Serenata Notturna and a Beethoven concerto with a Mozart fingerprint. This repertoire is a perfect fit for Anima and the compass is set to clarity and vitality, rhetoric and infectious natural.

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Atelier Anima: The Search for Bach’s clavichord

For the first time ‘Atelier Anima’ visits a ‘real’ atelier: the workspace of internationally renowned keyboard builder Joris Potvlieghe. He takes us along for the fascinating tale of his search for Bach’s clavichord, with musical illustrations by Jos van Immerseel.   Atelier Anima: practical info Entrance from one hour before the concert Tickets cost €20.

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Anima Next Generation

For Jos van Immerseel, handing on his expertise is not only a personal mission but also a significant part of the work of Anima. To this end, the orchestra has designed a support programme for young musicians: Anima Next Generation.

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