At the beginning of January, Luc Nijs will start with his new, biweekly programme ‘Aurora Borealis’. In this series, he will focus completely on Scandinavian and Baltic music. Why will he do so? Luc says, ‘Over there, they got involved rather late in classical music. This has the advantage that they developed their biotope, and because of this, their music can easily be recognized and classified in spite of the spectrum being very broad. On one side of this spectrum we find music with a spiritual touch, connecting it to eternity, always carried by the bond with nature and folk music. On the other side, there is stormy music, with a Viking dimension recurring regularly.’
It is not the first time that Concertzender will pay attention to Scandinavia. Before, attention was mostly focused on the late romantic repertoire, one single composer or one genre. In Aurora Borealis, everything comes together: modern and ancient, known and less-known, symphonic works, opera, and, naturally, also Scandinavian choral music. It will become clear whether there are (and if so, which) connecting elements in the music from the various countries and regions.
From 5 January on, biweekly from 5 to 6 pm.