5.9.-3.10. 2024

B’Rock Orchestra
© Mirjam Devriendt

B’Rock Orchestra has the Baroque era at heart. Their intuitive, ambitious and connective approach has made them one of today’s most successful and forward-thinking period orchestras. In pursuit of the new, with a desire for encounter and exchange, they actively seek collaboration with visionary artists, who are frontrunners in the world of music, theatre, dance and the visual arts. Collectively, they research, associate and create intriguing experiences for a broad audience.
B’Rock open up a dialogue with the connoisseur and the curious. On their period instruments, they explore five centuries of music in opera, oratorio and instrumental music. Presenting an excellent performance of a Baroque masterpiece is as precious to them as the world premiere of contemporary music in a surprising context. The recently founded B’Rock Vocal Consort gives them the freedom to expand their repertoire with like-minded singers.

B’Rock feel a responsibility to be an organic part of society and contribute to a meaningful discussion. Within their artistic concepts, they address relevant topics such as colonialism and exploitation, the relationship of humanity and nature, or the role of womxn in art throughout the centuries. Rooted in the past through their core repertoire, all their artistic choices are based on their meaning for people here and now. The desire to deepen the connection with audiences, and with artists of the future, is the driving force behind the B’Rock Encounters. In this ever-growing series, they create space for participative adventures and the sharing of experience, insight, and knowledge.

With strong Flemish roots, and Ghent as their home base, B’Rock Orchestra is active throughout the world. They are an Associated Artist at deSingel and have long-term partnerships with OperaBallet Vlaanderen, KASK Conservatorium Gent, Muziektheater Transparant and Opéra de Rouen. They are regular guests at Concertgebouw Brugge, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Gent, De Munt/La Monnaie, Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Kölner Philharmonie, Amare Den Haag, Le Volcan in Le Havre, Musikfestspiele Potsdam, Musik+ in Innsbruck and many more.

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