B'Rock Orchestra

Profile

B’Rock Orchestra was founded in Ghent in 2005. The orchestra combines classical instruments with 21st-century ideas and timeless joy, striving for innovation and renewal in the world of Early Music. The international musicians who form the orchestra are known for their openness of spirit and flexibility, both in repertoire and styles of performance. They bring their intuitive, inquisitive and impact-driven approach to a wide range of projects, creating ‘orchestral theatre’ from the fertile encounter of early and contemporary music. Special attention is paid to the creation of new music, but early music in combination with theatre, the visual arts and/or video is also a vital part of their artistic DNA. They draw on four centuries of musical history, and use the instruments suited to each period. The ensemble has no permanent conductor, but regularly collaborates with leading guest conductors and soloists such as René Jacobs, Ivor Bolton, Jérémie Rhorer, Alexander Melnikov, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Bejun Mehta and others. B’Rock Orchestra also works with the choirs of De Munt/La Monnaie and Muziektheater Transparant, and is associated with deSingel Arts Campus, Antwerp and the Opéra de Normandie Rouen. The ensemble’s mission is to bring the purest musical experiences to the broadest possible audience. B’Rock Orchestra has played at various prestigious venues and festivals, such as the Theater an der Wien, the Philharmonie de Paris, Bozar Music in Brussels, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the BBC Proms, the Klarafestival, the Concertgebouw Brugge, the Kölner Philharmonie, L'Auditori in Barcelona, the Wiener Festwochen, the Ruhrtriennale and the Mozartwoche in Salzburg. B’Rock Orchestra previously appeared at the Holland Festival in productions of the opera Orlando (2014) and Haydn’s oratorio Die Schöpfung (2016).