Things from Belgium 2013
June & September

September 2013 concert series

In September 2013, "Things from Belgium" will indeed round the cape of 30 concerts, with clarinetist Hedwig Swimberghe in collaboration with the Athens Artis Quartet, performing works by Mozart, Spohr, Buckinx and Skalkotas at the Byzantine Museum of Athens on September 17. Two days later, the series will sail to the Sacred Island of Patmos (September 19) where a performance will take place at the open air theatre outside the Cave of the Apocalypse, and on the 20 September, Hedwig Swimberghe and the Athens Artis Quartet will give a concert at the open air theatre outside the Ai Yannaki 17th century church in Ano Vathi on Samos island.

Hedwig Swimberghe leads the Brussels Clarinet choir, and teaches at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.

Greek violinist Yannos Margaziotis, solo with the National Opera of Greece Orchestra and artistic director of the International Festival of Classical Music of Cyclades, leads the Athens Artis Quartet.

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June 2013 concert series

Works by Paul Dukas, Jan Van der Roost, Samuel Scheidt, Marinus de Jong, Guillaume Connesson and Claude Debussy will be performed on 22 & 23 June at the Montofoli Festival in Karystos (Evia island), on 24 June at the Roman Agora in Athens, on the 25 June at the Byzantine Castle of Arta, on the 26 June at the Acropolis of Ioannina, on 27 June in Kastoria (at the Virgin Mary Monastery Gardens) and on 28 June in Grevena, at the Municipal Theatre.

The Belgian Quintet, Eburon, is founded of a group of young, dynamic brass players, each bringing forth to the music world their own vision and caliber of music making. The ensemble's exceptional artistry captured the attention of many eminent figures in April of 2012, when the quintet was awarded First Prize at the 8ème Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon and received the Special Prize Coup de Coeur BAYER. This honor has allowed for Eburon to be featured in several European music festivals including Eurocuivres, Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Festival de Cuivres de Dombes, le Septembre Musical de l'orne, and le Septembre musical de Chambertin.

Eburon will be collaborating with the Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique francaise for the 2013-2014 Season. Some of their concerts will be aired live on Radio France.

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Dates:June & September

Organised by:Embassy of Belgium in Greece

Media Relations:specs 'n' arts

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