This season, BOZAR is all about variations on the theme of RE. Not re, the musical note, or the radical RE of Revolution, as in 2018, when we commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of May 1968 and the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Instead, we are focussing on the promising RE, of REnaissance or REbirth.

Renaissance is many things, but one thing it is definitely not - outdated. Nor is it a typically western phenomenon. There are several renaissances, including on other continents. They all have one thing in common, however. Cross-pollination is at the heart of every ‘renaissance’. Time and again, forgotten accomplishments or achievements are revisited and infused with new insights and influences. And this is also the key idea behind the concert programme you are about to discover in this Music season 19-20.