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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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Czech Masters

Smetana | Dvořák | Janáček

This Anima-season too boasts one program with masterpieces never before tackled by the orchestra … With open minds and befitting instruments, the musicians will make Slavonic rhythms and exuberant colors prevail! Get ready to be moved by Smetana’s ode to his native country, celebrate with Janáček and the village of Brno, and discover Dvořáks New World.

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Flair & Flamboyance

Fauré | Elgar | Debussy | Saint-Saëns

In 2012, Anima’s acclaimed recording of Debussy’s La Mer, Images and Prélude à l’Après-Midi d’un Faune was issued by Zig-Zag territoires. In 2015, his Deux Danses are on the programme, featuring harpist Marjan de Haer. Elgar’s Serenade is also for strings only, whereas Fauré relies on the wind section for the delicate tones of his Pelléas et Mélisande, and in Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals percussion and a narrator are also deployed. The whole performance is full of energy and enchantment – the ultimate mix of Fin de Siècle and Belle Époque.

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C.a.p.e. Anima

Never before have you been closer to the orchestra than with C.a.p.e Anima: join us and hear, feel, live the music! This immersive walk straight to the heart of Beethoven’s 6th, is an artistic and technological tour de force of the Brussels-based art collective CREW. Are you ready to take up your spot amidst the musicians and look the conductor straight in the eye…?

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Arianna a Naxos

Haydn’s symphony n°104 (‘London’) undoubtedly ranges among his greatest successes. But he was extremely skilled in vocal genres as well, as Arianna a Naxos – a profane cantata that Haydn considered to be one of his best works! – convincingly demonstrates. With Marianne Beate Kielland in the lead role, Anima will explore the isle of Naxos, where Cretan princess Arianna was abandoned by her lover. From grasping lament to staggering rage-aria: a true discovery!

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