[Tour of the Baltics]

the sinatra concerto

Benjamin Haemhouts conductor

Casco Phil has long performed on concert stages at home and abroad. But in 2024, for the first time we will take our musicians on a long-term concert trip across national borders. We will tour the Baltic states and proudly fly the Belgian tricolour in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Musically, anyway. Because with Luc Van Hove’s Diabelli Veränderung, Marcel Poot’s Merry Overture and Henri Vieuxtemps’s Fifth Violin Concerto, this will be a concert with some (entirely justified) compositional chauvinism.

We combine these works from our own country with music from our southern neighbours. We perform music by Jacques Ibert alongside hit pieces like Gabriel Fauré’s Pavane, Camille Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre and Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel. A Franco-Belgian connection of the kind that for centuries has existed in classical music. A search for similarities and differences in the tonal language of Romanticism, modernism and today.

We reach yet another milestone for our ensemble with this international tour. Thus, we are not only reaching higher and higher, but also spreading our wings further and further.

back to homepage