GÜRZENICH ORCHESTER – BRUCKNER 8
The Concertgebouw season 23/24 brings a brand new collaboration between the Concertgebouw Brugge and three top international orchestras under the motto Close Connections: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonisch Orkest and Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. This special partnership aims to set a new standard for sustainable international collaboration in the world of classical music.
With Close Connections, the Concertgebouw focuses on sustainability in all facets. Three international symphonic ensembles come to Bruges from neighbouring Belgian countries by bus and train. In addition, the five-year collaboration ensures a deeper artistic connection with joint composition commissions and residencies lasting several days. The programmes presented by the orchestras in Bruges occasionally go beyond the traditional repertoire of the usual tours.
»Close Connections stands for 360° sustainability: ecological benefits are combined with artistic added value. In the first season, for example, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Concertgebouw are investing in a joint composition commission to Tania León and in new visual works by Wayne McGregor.«
– Jeroen Vanacker, artistic director Concertgebouw Brugge.