La Volta stage productions

‘Ensor, Maestro’

26 Apr.'24
- 20:00

Kom op tegen Kanker charity concert

To accompany the unique exhibition James Ensor, Maestro at Bozar, Kom op tegen Kanker will present a special concert inspired by the exhibition on April 26th

Ensor can be considered as a pioneer of the avant-garde style of the early 20th century. Besides being a painter, etcher and draughtsman, he was also an enthusiastic musician and composer.

Composer/ conductor Dirk Brossé has been fascinated by the Ostend artist for years. In this concert, Brossé and the Flanders Festival Orchestra paint music over imposing video projections of Ensor’s work, and complemented by original video fragments. Ensor’s frivolous, theatrical, sometimes sad and wry art is full of faces hidden behind colourful masks. Brossé translated the unknown emotions behind this masquerade into surprising symphonic music choices.

Lika a burlesque pageant, the program moves from classical to modern, from intimate to grotesque, with occasionally small excerpt from Ensor’s compositions. Ensor, Maestro promises to be an intriguing evening, a musical masquerade where painting and music get into a reinforcing and challenging dialogue.


For many, art is a source of well-being and comforting in difficult times. Music can change our view of the world, gives us inner strength and improves the quality of life.
At Kom op tegen Kanker we are proud to be charity partners of this concert. 

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Practical information


Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Sound level

Level 2 ≤ 95 db



17 - 35 - 45 - 55 -