Thursday 16 March 2017

A symphony of sound, light and space.

Wim Henderickx - Aquarius Dream
On Saturday 18 March 2017, the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp will have its first world premiere. The hall, which opened last Autumn on time and on budget, is the home of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, principal conductor Philippe Herreweghe. On Saturday, the orchestra will give the premiere of Symphony No. 2 'Aquarius Dream', a symphony of sound, light and space, by the Flemish composer Wim Henderickx. Thierry Fischer conducts with Claron McFadden (soprano) and Jorita Tamminga (electronics). 

The piece combines the orchestra with live electronics, with a prologue and epilogue entirely of electronics. The audience will be given an immersive experience, with visual and concept and lighting by Luigi de Angelis and Sergio Policicchio being fully integrated into the score. The concert also includes the Entrance of the Gods to Valhalla from Wagner's Das Rheingold and Debussy's La Mer.

Wim Henderikx is artist in residence at the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and has been composer in residence at Muzietheater Transparent which is co-producer of the event.

Full details from the Royal Flemish Philharmonic's website.

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