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Season's Composer
at Concertgebouw Brugge

Annelies Van Parys is this season's composer at Concertgebouw Brugge.

On the programme:

13 September 2018  Thomas Hertog, Annelies Van Parys & Dries Segers: Ah, cette fable − Catalogue d’insectes − Poïèma

10 October 2018 Oxalys & Claire Lefilliâtre Harptrio − Arrangements of Chants d’Auvergne by Joseph Canteloube

9 November 2018  Belgian National Orchestra & Collegium Vocale Gent: A War Requiem

10 November 2018  Emma & Mathilde Wauters: Stanza

19 December 2018  Neue Vocalsolisten: An Archive of Love

13 January 2019  Simplexity pianoduo: Resonances

3 April 2019  Spectral music / Lecture-performance by Annelies Van Parys & Goeyvaerts Trio: Drifting Sand

Concertgebouw Brugge

Annelies Van Parys ©Trui Hanoulle
An Archive of Love
a 70' staged concert for six voices
Neue Vocalsolisten

Nothing is more unique than love. But... Claudio Monteverdi was already hunting Amor in Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi, Claude Vivier was frolicking with Eros in his Love Songs, and José Sanchez-Verdu captured Thanatos – courier of the underworld – in Scriptura Antigua. In Annelies Van Parys' Ah, cette fable an angel gets entangled in an earthly love. As all these little tragedies unfold, the collective archive of love resonates more and more. Echoes attach themselves to these new stories and push them in fresh directions.

21 July 2018 - 19:00 
Theaterhaus Stuttgart 

19 December 2018 - 20:00 
Concertgebouw Brugge

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart
soprano: Johanna Zimmer
soprano: Susanne Leitz-Lorey
mezzo: Truike van der Poel
tenor: Martin Nagy
baritone: Guillermo Anzorena
bass: Andreas Fischer 

composition: Annelies Van Parys, José Sanchez-Verdu, Claude Vivier, Claudio Monteverdi a.o. musical arrangements: Annelies Van Parys  concept & musical/textual dramaturgy: Gaea Schoeters stage direction: Gable Roelofsen & Romy Roelofsen (Het Geluid Maastricht) set design: Davy Van Gerven production: Musik der Jahrhunderte & Het Geluid Maastricht in cooperation with Concertgebouw Brugge

An Archive of Love
Three Mew Poems
Halcyon & Jenny Duck-Chong
21.07.2018 - 20:00
Sydney Conservatorium of Music (AUS)

The program features Australian premieres by mid-career composers Japanese-born Dai Fujikura and Belgian Annelies Van Parys alongside a couple of songs from our Kingfisher project and a brand new work by Elliott Gyger, celebrating his 50th birthday this year.

Chamber Opera
from 12.10.2018
until 30.10.2018
Staatsoper Unter den Linden / Folkoperan Stockholm

Since her 2015 opera "Private View" based on an Alfred Hitchcock film, if not earlier, the Belgian Annelies Van Parys has established her reputation as one of the most innovative composers of contemporary musical theatre. Her work is distinguished by a keen interest in the facets of the human singing voice as well as an idiosyncratic approach to instrumentation. Starting with the material of the uncompleted opera – Debussy left behind several libretto drafts, a musical fragment of about 20 minutes and some sketches – in "Usher" Van Parys develops a chamber music theatre that probes the category of the uncanny in a specific musical and theatrical way.

Music Annelies Van Parys / Claude Debussy 
Text Gaea Schoeters / Claude Debussy based on "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe

Commissioned by Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Folkoperan Stockholm

Musical Director Marit Strindlund Director, set designer, light Philippe Quesne Dramaturgy Roman Reeger Roderick Usher David Oštrek L'ami Martin Gerke Le médecin to be confirmed Lady Madeline Ruth Rosenfeld  Musicians of the Staatskapelle Berlin 

12 - 30 October 2018
Staatsoper Unter den Linden

February 2019
Folkoperan Stockholm

A War Requiem
The Finale to End All Finales
Belgian National Orchestra & Collegium Vocale Gent

One hundred years on from the Great War, the Belgian National Orchestra will perform the world premiere of A War Requiem by the Flemish composer Annelies Van Parys. The war rhetoric of the aggressor resounds in the German libretto. Together with Collegium Vocale Gent the Belgian soprano Sophie Karthäuser and the German baritone Thomas Bauer will give the lost generation of 1914-1918 a voice. The concert takes places as part of the national commemorative ceremonies for World War I in Belgium.

Annelies Van Parys A War Requiem (world premiere) with text by Dea Loher
Gustav Mahler Symphonie Nr. 5 in cis-moll

8 November 2018 - 20:00 
Salle philharmonique Liège

9 November 2018 - 20:00
Concertgebouw Brugge

10 November 2018 - 20:00
De Singel Antwerpen

11 November 2018 - 20:00
BOZAR Brussels

Belgian National Orchestra

Collegium Vocale Gent ©Michiel Hendrickx
Figure Humaine

accentus returns to the great works of the a cappella repertory under the leadership of a recognised master of choral conducting: Marcus Creed. Figure humaine, written in 1943, was based on poems by Paul Éluard. A hymn to freedom, this cantata for mixed double choir is considered one of Poulenc’s masterpieces, and a milestone in the accentus story. Another major work in the choral repertory, Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir delivers a message of peace in which Gregorian inspiration and the influence of Bach combine in a dizzyingly rich language. This clarity is also a characteristic of the music of Annelies Van Parys who offers, here, a brand new work.

Francis Poulenc - Figure Humaine
Annelies Van Parys - world premiere
Franck Martin - Mass for Double Choir

10 November 2018 - 18:00
Chapelle Corneille, Rouen (F)

13 November 2018 - 21:00
Théatre Jean Vilar, Suresnes (F)



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