by Michel Keustermans, the Cetra d’Orfeo (The
Lyre of Orpheus) is an ancient music ensemble whose
originality resides in their programmes and the lively
manner in which they are presented to the public, making
the music accessible to all. This ensemble has been
recognized as an official cultural player of the French
Community of Belgium. It is composed of a loyal group
of artists specialised in interpretations of works from
the 15th to the 18th century. The ongoing renewal of
their essentially eclectic programming leads the group
to be invited regularly to many festivals of Belgium,
France, Italy, England, Germany, Luxemburg, Spain, Austria,
Turkey, India, and North and South America.
well as the traditional baroque music, their concerts
and shows focus on different sets of themes
that often bring together several artistic disciplines:
shows that involves dancers with the choreographer Lieven
Baert, actors, jugglers, puppeteers, poetry, painting,
illustrations drawn as a live performance.
In 2012, they were invited to play for the official
visit of Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde
La Cetra has aslo recorded several CD's dedicated to its concert themes.
the year 2013, La Cetra d’Orfeo has been invited
by Edificio at the Solvay Library for 23 concerts, under
the Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen.
November 2014, they were invited for the 20th Istanbul
Baroque Festival, in a programme with European and Ottoman
baroque music and dance
In the year 2015, La Cetra performmed during the Baroque Festival of Clujs in Rumania and in 2016, our ensemble workedon a new project called Orient Express mixing Baroque music and traditionnal melodies from Turkey and the Balkans.
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