Coudenberg Sound Box Fest 2023
Much more than a classical music festival, Coudenberg Sound Box Fest aims to reconnect its audience with Belgium's archaeological, historical and artistic heritage by bringing the remains of the Coudenberg Palace into dialogue with the eclecticism and the dynamism of its present.
From early music dating back to the 14th century, through baroque, jazz, folk and electronic music, to contemporary compositions, the subtle and invisible links between these different styles will be revealed by internationally renowned musicians from the City of Brussels and Belgium.
Sunday 26/11/23 – 18:30
AIR: SWINGING VIBRATIONS AS TIME FLIES
- Duo Coordonné (Thomas Langlois, Baroque lute & Anna Nuytten, mezzo soprano) - Music by Jacques Brel, Luc de Vos, Bart Peeters et al.
- Christophe Morisset (compositions and serpent) & Gilles Doneux (composition and live electronics) – Original compositions
Sunday 03/12/23 – 18:30
WATER: ACOUSTIC AND DIGITAL WAVES
- Ludovic van Hellemont (Ondes Martenot and Buchla synthesizer) – Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludovic van Hellemont et al.
- The WIG Society (Classical quintet) – Music by Joseph Haydn, Joseph Schmitt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sunday 10/12/23 – 18:30
EARTH: THE DEEP RESONANCES OF LOW STRINGS
- Petar Pejčić (cello) – Music by György Ligeti, Zoltán Kodály, Jacqueline Fontyn
- Anneleen Boehme (double-bass) – Jazz impro session
Sunday 17/12/23 – 18:30
FIRE: BETWEEN BAROQUE AND MARTIAL DANCES
- La Cetra d’Orfeo (Baroque ensemble) ft. Guillaume Houcke (countertenor) – Music by E. Adriaenssens, C. Negri, P. Philips
- Tsubasa Hori (Japanese percussions) – Hōgaku - traditional japanese music
Wear warm clothes and/or shoes or bring a blanket.
Doors: 18:00. End foreseen around 21:00.
ADDRESS: Coudenberg Palace, Place Royale 10, 1000 Brussels
- Music Curator CSBF: Dr Matteo Gemolo
- Administrative Assistant CSBF: Justyna Novakovic
- Director Coudenberg Palace: Frédérique Honoré
WITH THE SUPPORT OF:
- Ville de Bruxelles
- Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
- the European Festivals Association
- Loterie Nationale
- Brussels 2023
- Visit Brussels