Poulenc: Stabat Mater

Composer Francis Poulenc, known as the ‘joyful Catholic’, absorbed the most diverse musical styles to create his own musical universe, one that always fascinates, surprises and moves the listener. And never unengaged, as we can see in Les animaux modèles, which takes its inspiration from the fables of Lafontaine and was intended as a criticism of the Nazis. His Piano Concerto was to strengthen the bonds between the US and his native city, Paris.

His deep faith and spirituality inspired him to some of his greatest masterpieces, such as the Stabat Mater. An homage to a deceased friend, it is emotionally charged and magnificent. Yet here and there we catch a glimpse of hope and humour, or as he himself wrote: ‘a requiem without despair’.

This concert will be broadcasted in KlaraLive on April 16 at 20h.


Francis Poulenc Concerto pour piano

Francis Poulenc Les animaux modèles, op. 111

Francis Poulenc Stabat Mater

Tickets De Bijloke


Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2 | 9000 Ghent | Tel: +32 (0)9/269 92 92
tuesday-friday, 13:00 > 17:00 & one hour before each performance





booking fee is included in the ticket price


  • €7/ticket: -19 years, students (-26), schools (+10 persons)
  • €11/ticket: DKO (+10 persons)
  • -€4: +65, OKO sector pas


De Bijloke  | Godhuizenlaan 2  | 9000 Ghent

public transportation: stops Bijlokehof, Bijloke, Verlorenkost, Van Nassaustraat

bicycle: at the entrance of STAM there is a covered and surveilled bicycle storage

parking: Godshuizenlaan/Bijlokehof/Jozef Kluyskensstraat (underground parking at walking distance)


fri 30/03/2018

  • 19:30 – Meet The Artist: Sander De Keere & Hervé Niquet
  • concert presentation: Sander De Keere
  • Wolfgang – discover what you hear! (Stabat Mater)
  • The Street Food Company
  • Post concert – pianist Manuel Beja Santos brings a selection of French music in the entrance hall of Flagey

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sun 06/04/2018

  • 19:15 – introduction

76’ (excl. intermission) | coprod. Flagey, De Bijloke, CCHA