RADAR

RECAP: ORGAN NIGHT FEVER

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.

© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire

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.

© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire

Choreographer Salva Sanchis dances a duet with the organ, played by Yoann Tardivel.

© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire

Handel wrote world famous music for the Royal Fireworks, BL!NDMAN rearranges them for sax ensemble and… our restored organ.

© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire

Italian Francesco Filidei combines organ sounds with landscapes from silent movies from the twenties.

© Caroline Lessire
© Caroline Lessire

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.

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