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’.

Programme

Francis Poulenc Les animaux modèles, op. 111

Francis Poulenc Concerto pour piano

Francis Poulenc Stabat Mater

Tickets Cultuurcentrum Hasselt

Ticketshop

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

Location

Schouwburg  | Kunstlaan 5  | 3500 Hasselt

Website

tel: 011/22.9931

Info

fri 30/03/2018

  • 19:30 – introduction: Sander De Keere & Hervé Niquet
  • Wolfgang – discover what you hear!
  • concert presentation: Sander De Keere

sun 06/04/2018

  • 19:15 – introduction

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