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Belgian National OrchestraOtto Tausk conductor – Jorinde Keesmaat director – Sabina Kumeling costumes – Désirée van Gelderen lightdesigner – Julie Vercauteren L’Enfant – Lisa Willems La Mère, la Tasse Chinoise, la Libellule – Maggie Finnegain Le Feu, la Princesse, le Rossignol – Barbara Jop La Bergère, la Chouette – Ki Up Lee Le Petit Vieillard, l’Arithmétique, la Rainette, la Théière – Alberto Martinez L'Horloge, le Chat – Dania El Zein La Chauve-souris, Une Pastourelle, la Chouette – Cécile Lastchenko La Chatte, l’Ecureuil, un Pâtre, la Bergère – Joris Stroobants Le Fauteuil, l’Arbre – Ghent Singers Pâtres et pastourelles, les arbres, les bêtes – Les Pastoureaux Les chiffres, le Pouf, le Banc, le Canapé, la Chaise en paille

Programme

L’enfant et les sortilèges Maurice Ravel


Night falls over the Garden of Earthly Delights. Stars twinkle. High above a stable in Bethlehem, one shines brighter that all the others. With the birth of Christ, sent to deliver mankind from original sin, we arrive at the paradisical panel of the Garden of Earthly Delights. 
The Paradise Play was performed on Christmas Eve until the Mediaeval Period. Symbols from Christmas tradition still make reference to the banishing of Adam and Eve from Paradise. “You may eat from all the trees in the garden, except for the tree of good and evil.” The glittering baubles symbolise the forbidden fruit whose temptation neither Adam nor Eve could resist, while the Christmas tree itself stands for the Tree of Paradise.
The magic of the Garden of Eden, where the animals speak and springtime is eternal, is brought back during our annual Christmas Concert. Bring your family and enjoy the sparkling melodies and enchanting light-heartedness of our Christmas Concert.