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Collegium Vocale Gent (dir. Philippe Herreweghe) – "Bok six: O dolce mio tesoro"

Photo: ©Michiel Hendrickx

Photo: ©Michiel Hendrickx

Saturday 6 June 2015 20:30 - 21:45 The German Church

Founded in 1970 (!) on Philippe Herreweghe's initiative, Collegium Vocale Gent is today one of Europe's top vocal ensembles who's transparent sound has acquired world fame. CVG performs at the major concert venues and has recorded an impressive discography of 80 CDs.

Gesualdo's sixth book of madrigals is a garden of extraordinary intense beauty, expression of painful sentiments but also masterful counterpoint. Written two years before his death, it represents a "Grand Finale" in the opus of the composer and is a real technical defy for any interpreters. Majestic dissonances and changing colours give the music a unique touch of modernity.


NB: No interval!

Ticket prices: 100 SEK - 390 SEK. Numbered seats in four sections. Admission: 30 minutes before the concert. Student discount tickets can only be purchased at SEMF's ticket office during the festival 3 - 7 June.