[EUROPALIA TRAINS & TRACKS: Lost & Found]
During short residencies in train stations as part of EUROPALIA INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL, librettist Gaea Schoeters and composer Annelies Van Parys created short operas inspired by the stories of travel of commuters and passers-by. Musicians from Casco Phil and singers from IOAcademy led by Benjamin Haemhouts brought the mini-operas to life during rush hour in railway stations in Antwerp, Brussels, Rotterdam and London,
– as part of EUROPALIA TRAINS & TRACKS: Lost & Found, in association with Music Theatre Transparent
– in co-production with Opera Ballet Flanders, IOAcademy Ghent, O Festival Rotterdam, Bozar & Royal Opera House
"Contemporary opera sometimes has the reputation of being rather difficult, but that is not the case for 'Lost & Found'. (...) The music has a solid rhythm and sticks to the mind." – De Tijd
[Winter Morning Walks]
Soprano Annelies Van Gramberen led by Benjamin Haemhouts greeted the dawn with a walk and concert. Inspired by Winter Morning Walks by Maria Schneiders, who set Ted Kooser's poems to music, Casco Phil is inviting participants to an intimate concert at the crack of dawn.
[Once in a Weill]
Together with mezzo-soprano Helene Bracke, Casco Phil paid homage to controversial avant-garde composer Kurt Weill. Also available on Spotify and Apple Music.
Casco Phil organises year-round music holidays Flanders together with Musica Impulscentrum throughout to introduce children to music, rhythm, all kinds of instruments but also cooking and the world of philosophy.