Jul 26, 2014: NEW CONCERT DATES

Some new concert dates for August and September have been added to the calendar.

On August 15, Wilfried will perform Charles Gounod's Messe solenelle de Saint-Cécile alongside soprano Rolande Van der Paal and tenor Yves Saelens at Antwerp's St. Paul's Church. This orchestral mass will be livestreamed over at Muziek in Sint-Paulus.

On August 30, Wilfried and Dirk Baert will perform the last of 17 Cole Porter Sessions at Rataplan, Antwerp. This "fix-up" session will include some of the 320+ songs that the duo have performed for our Cole Porter Anthology project, as well as some of the obvious standards.

The day after, Wilfried will be on stage at Bornem Festival with the Walter Boeykens Ensemble and the Jos Machtel Quartet to perform more of Cole Porter's work.

On September 9, Wilfried and Dirk bring their piano/vocal renditions of Porter's music to CC Deurne for the "Vrienden van de Zoo" program.


Mar 18, 2014: COLE PORTER'S LEGACY

  Yesterday, Wilfried obtained a doctoral degree with highest distinction after defending his PhD entitled 'Cole Porter’s Legacy'  at a final lecture performance at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.

'Cole Porter's Legacy'  was embodied by several writings on Cole Porter, the new website www.coleporteranthology.com, last week's symphonic concerts, 'A Night with Cole' with the Jos Machtel Quartet, the upcoming CD 'When Love Comes to Call'  and both lecture performances.


Mar 15, 2014: A NIGHT WITH COLE

Tonight, we're hosting "A Night with Cole" at Concertgebouw Brugge. 

"Master of ceremonies Kurt Van Eeghem, a well-known Porter connoisseur, guides us through the evening. Porter’s songs display the full range of emotions, from the deepest sadness to the greatest euphoria. The Jos Machtel Quartet, Wilfried Van den Brande and Suzanne Pezo bring them beautifully to life."

We will also be showing the preliminary version of our documentary, 'Looking for Cole'. (Click to enlarge)

Looking for Cole


Mar 14, 2014: COLE PORTER FESTIVAL

Yesterday, we kicked off the Cole Porter Festival at Concertgebouw Brugge. Wilfried was interviewed for Het Journaal, the main news program of VRT (Flemish Radio & Television Broadcasting Organization). The broadcast, including bits of the concert, is available on deredactie.be:


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