[Acoustic Power]

© Frank Emmers

Dionysis Grammenos conductor

Round-a-Bouts – Peter Vermeersch
Danza Ritual del Fuego – Manuel de Falla
Pavane – Gabriël Fauré
Valse Triste – Jean Sibelius
Roemeense Volksdansen – Béla Bartók
Farandolle, from Suite l’Arlesienne –Georges Bizet

With Acoustic Power, Casco Phil and Concertgebouw Bruges bring classical music into the classroom. We completely immerse third-grade students in this wondrous repertoire. We do so far from the academic and instead adopt a sophisticated trajectory from first steps to final chord.

First, Concertgebouw Bruges visits the class and leads students into this – often unknown – world with an interactive workshop full of music. Although, it always starts from their interests, the youngsters are given explanations about the music they will later hear in the concert hall. The workshop is customised based on a questionnaire about their musical tastes. We then challenge students to get creative themselves with the music they have discovered.

All this finally flows together in an impressive live experience: a symphonic concert with Casco Phil in the Concertgebouw where all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place: the background info from the workshops, the musicians’ enthusiasm, the conductor’s instructions, the power of playing together … A unique experience and for many the starting point of a long-standing passion for classical music.

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