Saint-Saëns & Poulenc

Anima holds a tender spot for French orchestral music from the 19th and early 20th centuries. French chamber music, too occupies a premium spot in the repertoire. Having been all over the world with Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnaval des Animaux, we plan to take our acquaintance with this composer to the next level.

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Schubertiade

The tragic Wanderer, his misunderstood genius, the embodiment of “Sehnsucht”: nowadays, Schubert’s image rests underneath a thick layer of sepia. Anima dug around in his symphonic oeuvre and chamber music repertoire, and was stunned by its colors, flair, humour and power.

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A Russian romance

Chouchane Siranossian takes on a double role as a concert master and soloist in this all-Russian production.

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Mendelssohn meets Beethoven

Beethoven’s 7th symphony – considered his most impressive symphonic creation by his contemporaries – is a brilliant exploration of orchestral colors and rhythmical propositions.

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Browsing Beethoven

A ‘new’ Beethoven on the programme: the violin concerto, which Anima has never yet performed!

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Czech masters: encore!

After having explored Dvořák’s Symphony ‘from the New World’ in 2015, Anima can’t wait to uncover more subtle beauty, intricate colors and irresistible vigor.

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Por favor!

Our percussionists promise fireworks in a brand new, southern-inspired program.

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Beethoven-gone-global

Anima plays Beethoven: the complete collection in Mexico City, a selection in New York, Bruges, Dijon, and – as part of a prestigious residency – at Beethovenfest Bonn.

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