The most important wind instrument ensemble in Belgium, <a href="http://isolistidelvento.be/">I Solisti del Vento</a>, has been in residence at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp since 1999. It also inhabits the International Art Campus deSingel. <br />
Their music for wind instruments measures up to a top international level. They have conquered a permanent place on concert agendas in Belgium and abroad.
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This museum tells the story of a city, from respectable bourgeois chamberconcerts to dancing tents and café-chantants.
Shorter days and longer nights… Yes, autumn is here. But don’t worry, because in Antwerp we always make sure that every day and every night is simply unforgettable, with fun parties in unexpected places, concerts in palaces and exhibitions and culinary highlights in the city centre. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, we have another surprise up our sleeve for you. Book the Discover Antwerp package, spend the night in Antwerp and make the most of your stay with the Antwerp City Card that is included.
What do you do if it’s raining outside but you don’t want to stay indoors? The Antwerp residents don’t let a shower or thunderstorm stop them from doing what they want to do. If you’re prepared to brave the bad weather, you will see that there’s plenty to keep you occupied, with an umbrella in hand, if necessary. We are happy to inspire you with sheltered and less sheltered tips.
AMUZ is a special music centre due to its location, the former St Augustine’s church was converted into a modern concert hall,and due to its exception programme, drawn up in a historic-scientific manner that aims to make music from all eras and styles more accessible.
The symphonic orchestra, deFilharmonie, touches more than one hundred thousand music lovers every year with concerts in Tokyo, Vienna or Peking as well as in Antwerp. In Antwerp deFilharmonie performs in the Philharmonic House.
Antwerp’s latest architectural jewel is the Port House. This funky and innovative building, with roots in the past, is the new headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority that accommodates over 500 employees. You can also plan a guided tour of the building and enjoy the panoramic view over the port and the city.
deSingel is a huge art site for theatre, dance, music and architecture in Antwerp. The meeting place for a wide art-minded audience and a breeding ground for artistic creations. deSingel wants to reach as many people as possible with its challenging programme.
The Kunsthuis unites the Flemish Opera and the Royal Ballet of Flanders. It offers high-quality opera and ballet performances, both established pieces and new creations, in Antwerp.
It took 169 years (1352-1521) of labour to raise the 123m heavenward-reaching steeple of the Cathedral, the highest Gothic building in the Low Countries. The Cathedral is an iconic treasury, with an impressive collection of major art works, including a series of paintings by Rubens. Now, after twenty years, the seven-naved church has been restored to its former architectural glory. Fascinating features include Rubens’ ‘Elevation of the Cross’ and his ‘Descent from the Cross’. Any visit to Antwerp starts with a visit of the Cathedral of Our Lady.
The MAS is the most prominent place where the city and the port come together, both literally and figuratively. The 60 metre tall tower – a feat of daring architecture – has already become a new landmark in Antwerp. The MAS is focusing on the city’s diversity and reflecting on the many contacts between cultures, both past and present. The museum collection tells the story of the city, the port and the world. On the roof of the MAS, you can also enjoy panoramic views over Antwerp.