A Guided Visit of Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel
Followed by a Concert by Trio Sōra
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 10:15 a.m.
Come along to a special morning at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel!
We will begin by a guided tour through this superb Art Deco House, then enjoy a Concert with Trio Sōra who will play Piano trio in D major, “Ghost”, op. 70 No. 1 (Beethoven) and Piano trio, op. 24 (Weinberg). It will be possible to have lunch in Le Chapel Restaurant afterwards.
The Music Chapel was created in 1939 by Queen Elisabeth, a violinist keen to help young talent, and Eugène Ysaÿe, one of the greatest violinists and composers of his time. Both wanted to support emerging artists through a highly specialized school and an international competition, which later became the renowned Queen Elisabeth Competition.
The Music Chapel has lots of atmosphere and some parts still echo Queen Elisabeth's tastes. We will visit the new wing with the studios, the beautiful great concert hall and the garden. You will learn about the great musicians and composers who left their mark and, of course, about the Music Competition.
Distinguished by a powerful on-stage unity and a rare sensibility, the Trio Sōra was born of a burning passion for chamber music shared by close friends at the Paris Conservatoire. Their music is vivacious, hence the significance of the native American name Sōra: a bird singing while spreading its wings.
Please note that this visit is limited to 25 participants.
Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018.
Time: 10.15 a.m.
Place: Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, 445 Chaussée de Tervuren, 1410 Waterloo (GPS address: Chemin de la Chapelle Musicale, 1410 Waterloo)
Price: €32 for ACB/AWCB/CCB members, €40 for non-members
Reservations are due by Wednesday, May 23 at:
Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Music Chapel” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, May 23. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.