MARS 2021

homelands digital talkshow

After a year of many challenges for our artists and our participants, “Homelands, places of belonging” is proud to invite you to its Digital Talkshow presented by Annabelle Van Nieuwenhuyse.
Meet the artists, the cultural partners, the participants through exclusive interviews and some showing of their videos realised during their workshops with local communities. And let’s not forget the artistic interventions of each project, what have they prepared for us?
For the shooting of this talkshow, we decided to collaborate with Cinemaximiliaan.
Cinemaximiliaan is a platform with and by newcomers in Belgium. The initiative started in an improvised camp at the Maximiliaan Park in Brussels with daily film screenings. Cinemaximiliaan quickly grew by the commitment of a vast network of volunteers, amongst them many newcomers.

Music session with the Brussels Chamber Orchestra & Gwen Cresens

CONCERT WITH YOU - Live Session 1

The Brussels Chamber Orchestra will share the stage with the Belgian accordionist Gwen Cresens and make you travel between tango, classic music, but also more avant-garde and jazzy pieces. You will discover very well known pieces such as Oblivion of Piazzola as well as pieces as you have never heard them before! The formation on stage will be a string quartet, a double bass and accordion.

The Brussels Chamber Orchestra  

In 1999, the common passion and investment of young people virtuosos for chamber music gave birth to the Brussels Chamber Orchestra. With six different nationalities, the BCO is a formidable cultural and artistic laboratory in the heart of Europe. Each work executed is enriched by this mixture of Asian and European cultures. The deep search for a specific style gives a unique sound to the group. The BCO masters a wide repertoire, from Vivaldi to Britten, including Mozart, Elgar, Bartók, Piazzolla, Hindemith or Schoenberg. The BCO is involved in the creation of educational projects and has the privilege of being an ambassador of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation. 

Gwen Cresens

Gwen Cresens is a Belgian accordion and bandoneon player, arranger and composer. He studied classical accordion at the Antwerp conservatoire and followed many masterclasses with internationally acclaimed maestros. The artist has been playing with many orchestras and artists (e.g., Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Rotterdams Philharmonic Orchestra). He also recorded soundtracks for moviestheatre and dance companies 


Every year since its creation, the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation has been organizing high-flying concerts with musicians from all over the world and an audience that often leaves the hall in awe. 
It is our best way to convey our messages of tolerance, dialogue and the creation of bonds.

There is no need to look back over the past year and its consequences for the cultural world. From us to you is our end-of-year gift, it is the bond that we keep and our will to continue to fill with wonder through music.
From us to you is our way to end this year, to bring music and joy into your homes.

To make this event unique and magical we have gathered the perfect ingredients:

A majestic place, in the heart of the city of Brussels: the event will be broadcasted from the “Gothic Hall” of Brussels City Hall.
Musicians who will manage to take you on a journey through time: Matthieu Saglio Quartet.
A team gathered for its values and its qualities who will make you live the emotions of music and image in the most beautiful way.