Nature. Pure beauty, raw destructive force, a source of ever-renewed life. It is the eternal cycle of life and death, which in the past few months has been very close to us. Bitter proof that, in spite of all our technology, we are only a cog in nature.

Saying goodbye seems an unfair destiny – but one we must accept. Saying goodbye, like love, is part of life.

the concert on October 2 will be streamed live on Facebook & our website


Anna Clyne Within her Arms
Gustav Mahler Das Lied von der Erde: Der Abschied (arr. Schönberg/Riehn)
Gustav Mahler Sinfonie Nr. 5 cis-Moll: Adagietto

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composer notes

Composer Anna Clyne dedicated Within Her Arms to her mother.

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the farewell

Read the words to Der Abschied in German, English, French and Dutch.

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The story behind Das Lied von der Erde, told by the granddaughterof Mahler.

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Venue: Concertgebouw Brugge

Location: ’t Zand 34 | 8000 Bruges
Phone: +32 70 22 12 12

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