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Connect to http://geertvangele.blogspot.com for our most recent postings on the web. Here you can gather any concert and workshop info. 

 

Website innovations

From now on you are able to play music right of the website (selected pages like homepage and ensemble pages), and also download some high quality MP3's.  Enjoy!

 

 

Highlights of this concert season '06-'07.

October was the start of an important new collaboration with string quartet "Quatuor Thais" from Brussels. For Flanders' Festival in Mechelen, they performed together with keyboard player Guy Penson in a program of early contemporary (in this case also very tonal) recorder music. Composers like L. Berkeley, G. Jacob, W. Leigh, Y. Bowen, E. Rubbra. Pretty unique about this concert was also the use of historic keyboard instruments like a late 18th C Bechstein, and a 1950's German harpsichord. This collaboration results in a couple new concert programs offered for the season '07-'08. 

 

The ensemble Sospiri Ardenti will be focusing on two of their most popular programs: 'The Nightingale', a fairy tale opera on a story by Hans Christian Andersen for the whole family.  Another program performed this season is Love and Magic with Shakespeare, being their first acclaimed scenic program, still loved by all audiences. This program will be recorded in January 07, and the two programs are scheduled to be performed during a German tour in June.

 

Quadrivium is concentrating on their innovative program "La Cause est Amer" with concerts in Holland (winter and fall). Since its premiere, a multimedia power point is added to further deepen the atmosphere.  This program is scheduled for a CD recording in September .

 

In the course of the season '05-'06, 4 CD recordings were finished. Two Bach solo CD's,  one with Bill Taylor on bray harp/clarsach, and one with Jurgen De bruyn on archlute/baroque guitar. You can listen to some excerpts from these recordings on the different program pages (check the links to listen, or go directly to the download section to download them for free! HINT: better take advantage of this, because I don't know how long we will be able to keep this up!!!)

 

Follow the links for more info on these programs!

 

New Programs for concert season '07-'08 are being released

The programs for next season for the different ensembles are all set.  Follow the links to go directly to the programs section of the different ensembles:

Solo
Solo with String Quartet
Program focusing on composer Janpieter Biesemans
Duo Van Gele - Penson
Duo Van Gele - Taylor
Duo Van Gele - De bruyn
Quadrivium
Sospiri Ardenti

 

Latest CD projects:

At the moment, the CD projects listed below are ready to be published.  We will keep you posted  on the progress on that, on this page. The links below (with the X)  will give you an idea of what they sound like!  Future projects for 2007 are scheduled with Sospiri Ardenti  (Love and Magic with Shakespeare) and with Quadrivium (La Cause est Amer). Solo recording projects in 2007 are yet to be scheduled (they will be!!)

  Bach I : cello suites 1,2,3
  Bach II: the solo pieces
 Three Centuries of music for Recorder and Harp
 Intimate Baroque music from the Low Countries