The third weekend of September, the Maastricht city center is entirely dedicated to Musica Sacra Maastricht. The four-day festival is always based around an annually changing theme that fulfills the key role throughout the program, which consists of about 100 program components each year.
Due to obvious reasons, Musica Sacra will open in a different way this year. The amount of audience we were able to welcome in other years, we may not yet receive in Theater aan het Vrijthof – given the distance measures that apply when determining the program. That is why we divide the usually three-part opening over as many locations.
Every place has a speech, every place there is a free concert and a fairy tale as a surprise.
If the gods are favorable to us, we will gather at the kiosk on the Vrijthof afterwards. To finally meet and talk to each other again, while enjoying a good glass of wine.
Festival opening # 1
Soloists and ensembles from the Maastricht Academy of Music
The Maastricht Conservatory is again well represented this edition: with soloists and ensembles at the opening and at the concert of the South Netherlands Philharmonic, and with composition students at the concert of Ensemble 88.
Luciano Berio Sequenza V for trombone
Galina Ustvolskaya Symphony No. 5 “Amen”
Aldo Clement … Im Himmelreich
With a short speech by Jean Boelen, director / director of Musica Sacra Maastricht.
Concert is free but registration is compulsory.
Source : Musica Sacra Web Site