Bruges, Sounds great !

Back in the middle Ages, internationally renowned Flemish polyphonists were welcome guests in the elegant city palaces of the rich Burgundians. In 2017, Bruges is the city of classical music. The Concertgebouw, conjuring up the vivid memory of Bruges in 2002, the year in which the city was Cultural Capital of Europe, is synonymous with impressive acoustics and international top architecture.  Regular events in its repertoire are the annually recurring themed festivals, spread over several days, such as the Bach Academy, the Budapest Festival and Surround! ... Bruges is also the habitat of MAFestival, the internationally renowned early music festival. Every summer, it presents and creates a wide range of activities with top musicians and promising ensembles. The symphonic orchestras Anima Eterna Brugge and the Symphonic Orchestra of Flanders have their permanent homes in Bruges. If they are not touring abroad, you can listen to them in Bruges. This is certainly also true of the Bruges carillon, which has been accommodated in the Belfry for over 500 years, and the intimate ‘Cathedral Concerts Bruges’, concert series where the organ takes centre stage. Make sure you consult the concert diary before you visit Bruges!

  • Anima Eterna

    No orchestra in the world digs so deep as Anima Eterna, or how ancient symphonies can still sound relevant today.

  • Flanders Symphony Orchestra
    today: 10:00 - 17:30

    Sixty musicians, numerous renowned conductors, a host of impressive concert series and a nose for young talent. Meet the Flanders Symphonic Orchestra with roots in Bruges!

  • Cathedral concerts

    That the Bruges Cathedral organ is nearly three centuries old comes as no surprise, but that it plays the lead role in the Cathedral concerts is remarkable. Time to listen to a piece of heritage.

  • Carillon

    Carillons and Bruges are inseparable. Their ringing bells still regulate the city’s heartbeat.

  • Concertgebouw Circuit
    today: closed

    From September 2017, the Concert Hall will also be revealing its many fascinating secrets during the daytime.

  • Anima Eterna Brugge / Monteverdi with the Prégardiens

    Anima Eterna Brugge / Monteverdi with the Prégardiens

    Building on a successful previous partnership, this season, Anima Eterna Brugge presents a brand new...

  • MAfestival

    • 04/08/2017 - 13/08/2017

    Every summer, the renowned MAfestival Bruges plans a prestigious concert series of early music, b...

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