Matinee for Wind and String Ensemble

  • Sun04March11:00 H

When men and women compliment each other, they’re just practicing for the next time.
A main course? Sometimes there’s nothing better than a platter of luscious bite-size morsels – as will be served up on this evening’s program by the multi-award-winning Flemish wind and string ensemble Oxalys. The concert begins with a “serenade in vain,” in which Danish composer Carl Nielsen tells the amusing story of men whose musical offering fails to impress the women, even if in the end, the men don’t seem to mind. Trivialities like these are a lot of fun – both for the musicians and for the audience, whom we’re happy to be presenting, at long last, another splendid wind ensemble.

Photo: Marco Borggreve

Performance ends at approximately 12:00 pmTickets available from 9 € to 40 €
  • Carl Nielsen
    Serenata in vano for clarinet, bassoon, horn, cello, and bass
    Claude Debussy
    Golliwogg’s Cakewalk (arr. by Brett Dean) for two violins, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, bassoon, and horn
    Frank Martin
    Pavane couleur du temps (1920) for string quintet
    Wynton Marsalis
    Meeelaan for bassoon and string quartet
    Jean Françaix
    À huit for string quintet, clarinet, bassoon, and horn

    • Oxalys Ensemble
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