Mothers' Grief 
→ Jan Latham-Koenig conductor
Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Petra Vermote Klangbilder für Käthe Kollwitz. Creation
Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Jean Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
fri 23.09, 20:00
Concertgebouw, Bruges
sun 25.09, 15:00
deSingel, Antwerp
sat 01.10, 20:00
Muziekcentrum de Bijloke, Ghent
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introductory video

This season’s opening concert honours those scarred and left behind by the First World War: the mothers. Petra Vermote’s creation focuses on the grief of ‘godmother’ Käthe Kollwitz. Exquisite music by Vaughan Williams and Sibelius, actress Chris Lomme’s healing words and refined images by Klaas Verpoest are a balm to the soul.