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 Cultuurcentrum Hasselt


Kunstlaan 5 | 3500 Hasselt | Tel: +32 (0)2/11 22 99 31
tuesday-friday, 10:00 > 12:00 & 13:00 > 17:00 & 1,5 hour before each performance

For more information, have a look at the website of the CCHA


Schouwburg  | Kunstlaan 5  | 3500 Hasselt


tel: 011/22.9931


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