Belgian National Orchestra

‘Cantania - Between Two Worlds’

15 May'22

Cantania closing concert

With the Belgian National Orchestra

Attend the festive closing concert of the Cantania international music project at the Centre for Fine Arts for free! 
On Sunday 15 May, hundreds of Brussels students and teachers will perform Between Two Worlds, a musical work written by composer Xavier Pagès i Corella and adapted by Belgian authors Elvis Peeters and Vital Schraenen.   

The Mediterranean plays a central role in this new cantata. Once the cradle of so many cultures, it is now the invisible border between two continents: Africa and Europe. A boy and his father venture out onto this sea, driven by the call for a better life. The immense sea, source of life and wonder, imagination and myth, adventure and danger, hope and solidarity, becomes the vehicle for a story about migration in 2022 through the eyes of a child.    

The stars of the day will be the children and their teachers, who have been working on this concert for an entire year. Come and support them at Bozar.

Participating schools
13:00: Calame asbl, École 30 les Magnolias, La Retraite du Sacré -Cœur, Les 4 saisons, Les Tournesols, GBS Paloke, Kakelbontschool, Vier Windenschool.
18:00: Ecole Communale Van Meyel , GBS Everheide, Institut Assomption - Site Sainte Thérèse, Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege.

Composition: Xavier Pagès i Corella
Text: Elvis Peeters et Vital Schraenen
Musical Direction: David Ramael
Solists: Nadine Baboy & Kris Belligh
Choreography, set design: Vital Schraenen
Pedagogical support :  Ruby De Bruyne
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Video maker : BenRichard

Sound : Jarek Frankowski
The Musicians of the Belgian National Orchestra

  • ​​​​​​​Jessica Tortorice, violin
  • Taras Zanchak, cello 
  • Matthieu Garnavault, contrabass
  • Jérémie Fèvre, whistle
  • Alvaro Ferrer Pedrajas, clarinet
  • Koen Maes, percussion 
  • Sander Van Der Kloot, percussion 

Practical information


BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 Brussels


With the Kids and Teens


Primary Education


  • French Dutch
  • Subtitles: French Dutch