Not a chair to be found in front of the stage, a restored organ on that stage, and 6 concerts that took the audience deep into the night. A transformed Henry Le Boeuf hall witnessed an exceptional Organ Night Fever on September 15th.
The performances floored the audiences – quite literally. All the chairs were taken out from the stalls, and replaced by cushions. Audience members lounged on the floor during the concert by the Octopus Chamber Choir with Peter Van de Velde at the organ.
Choreographer Salva Sanchis dances a duet with the organ, played by Yoann Tardivel.
Handel wrote world famous music for the Royal Fireworks, BL!NDMAN rearranges them for sax ensemble and… our restored organ.
Italian Francesco Filidei combines organ sounds with landscapes from silent movies from the twenties.
Headliner Anna von Hausswolf and band plunged BOZAR irrevocably into a mesmerizing night. A fitting end to a fascinating and magical experiment.
From now on we will regularly transform our Henry Le Boeuf Hall by removing the seats from the stalls. On September 22 for Klangforum Wien for example, a night long mix of wine and contemporary classical music. And on September 27, 28 and 29 the stalls will make way for a huge dancefloor for Nuits sonores.