Philippe Herreweghe 70!
Patricia Kopatchinskaja _violin_
Steven Isserlis _cello_
Marie-Elisabeth Hecker _cello_
Andreas Brantelid _cello_
Martin Helmchen _piano_
*Collegium Vocale Gent*
In May 2017, Philippe Herreweghe will turn 70, and we wouldn’t want to keep a festive event like this from you. On the contrary – we have plenty of concerts planned for the birthday boy at home and abroad, but there’s even more in store!
Together with colleagues from deFilharmonie, the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, AMUZ and deSingel, we’ll celebrate this special birthday with a unique concert series. For the occasion, three different locations in Antwerp will be turned into an ‘Antwerp Virtual
Concert Platform’ – a virtual space shared in one subscription, with streaming and ticket sales. Philippe Herreweghe himself will conduct a few of his favourite scores by Monteverdi, Bach and Beethoven.
The birthday can also be heard in the comfort of your home: Philippe Herreweghe’s own label Phi will release a birthday box set in the spring, featuring a selection of his best recent recordings – a wonderful memento!
The high point of this festive year will be an extraordinary concert on *2 May 2017* in the Henry Le Boeuf Hall at BOZAR. Along with Philippe Herreweghe, you are cordially invited to come and enjoy a choice programme with some top soloists including Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Steven Isserlis, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Martin Helmchen, Andreas Brantelid, and with Collegium Vocale Gent in the lead!