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 orchestra Anima Eterna Brugge has it’s permanent home in Bruges. If the musicians 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!
The Concertgebouw Brugge aims to be a world-class venue for music and contemporary dance. With the permanent opening of the building, and a rich array of inter-disciplinary activities, it is also a place for literature, architecture, the visual arts and sound art.
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.
Carillons and Bruges are inseparable. Their ringing bells still regulate the city’s heartbeat.
An original experience route leads you on a voyage of discovery through this wonderful building. Learn about its day-to-day running and be amazed by its outstanding acoustics.
A celebration of the Belgian city's rich musical life