Wednesday 30 May 2012

Last reminder: June 3 - Pierrot Lunaire

Don't forget: on June 3 at 20:00 in the "Concertgebouw" in Bruges (Kamermuziekzaal) is the performance of Pierrot Lunaire by Schönberg. Performer & direction: Françoise Vanhecke.

Happy birthday mon ami Pierrot: Arco Baleno and Françoise Vanhecke are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the masterpiece "Pierrot Lunaire" by Arnold Schönberg together.

Sunday 27 May 2012

Dordt in Stoom (June 2)

Another performance is coming up. Alongside the 'Pierrot Lunaire' (Schönberg) show on June 3 in Bruges (in which Françoise will not only perform, but direct as well), there is a show in The Netherlands on June 2 on the occasion of the "Dordt in Stoom" happening in Dordrecht.

The ships in the 'Wolwevershaven' and the steam engines on the 'Kuipershaven' will be illuminated by hundreds of little lights on Saturday evening. Around 21.30, a canon will be fired and the 'Damiatebrug' over the port will open. While sailing in a small boat, Françoise will sing the 'Ave Maria' by Gounod. The 'Wolwevershaven' is definitely worth a small visit on that night, so you can fully enjoy this fairylike spectacle of Steam & Light.

Please check the website for more information.
The organisation advises to use public transportation to visit the festival or to park on the foreseen spaces. There are free buses available from each of those parking sites that will bring you straight into the heart of the happening. The tourist office (VVV) is also open and can be found at the following address: Spuiboulevard 99, or can be contacted by telephone: 0900-463 68 88.

Friday 18 May 2012

Performance in London

Next Tuesday, on May 22, at 5:30 PM, Françoise will perform at The Belgian Salons at the Belgian Embassy in London (36 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London SW1X 8QB). On the occasion of the Lecture on Schönenberg by Wim Oers, DPhil-Candidate in History, University of Oxford - Oriel College, there is a musical intermezzo by soprano Françoise Vanhecke, Soprano, Professor of Singing, PhdCandidate of Arts (Music), UGent. She will perform 'Russian Landscape for Françoise', for Soprano and Tape (with extended techniques) by Marina Shmotova, and Romance Romana (pianosolo) by Irma Bilbao.

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Don't forget: Pierrot Lunaire

Mark your agenda's: next week, on May 6, is the performance of Pierrot Lunaire on the occasion of the Festival des Flandres in Kortrijk (Belgium). See also my previous blogpost on the subject, check out my website or visit the official website.