9th Academy of Ancient Music and Dances

The theme of this 9th edition, “ornaments along the way”, echoes the release on 12th April of the Musiciens de Saint-Julien’s new CD, Doux silence. This open theme reminds us that the singer leads his phrase in the same way as the dancer (who sometimes sings his dance) makes a journey through space, and that the instrumentalist draws on the imitation and observation of both… This is an invitation to listen and to share the energy.

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Exhibition Testudo

As an ardent enthusiast of the lute, that impossible instrument, Peter Decleyn has had the privilege for several years now, almost every day, of spending some time between the sounds of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A few months ago, by chance, an idea grew into a small project in his ceramics studio, which he conveniently called ‘testudo’: a number of free associations born of the lute, its shape and the often so mysterious titles of the repertoire.

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International Lute Days Utrecht – 25 and 26 november 2023

The Dutch Lute Association is once again organizing an event around the lute during and in collaboration with the Utrecht Early Music Festival. These International Lute Days around the Style galante focus mainly on an aspect of the lute that has received little attention until now: the role of the lute in chamber music as it developed in the course of the eighteenth century.

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