The Birth of a Symphony

Anima Eterna led by Bart Van Reyn

An orchestra is on stage. Music resounds. Business as usual. But what is going on behind the notes? With its new concert formula, Anima Insight, Anima Eterna aims to turn the spotlight on all the untold stories behind the score. Born storyteller Olav Grondelaers guides listeners into the engine room of the orchestra with his words. Along with the conductor, Bart Van Reyn, and the musicians, he revisits one of the most exciting periods in European music history: the moment when the genre of the symphony was born.

View the program booklet here.

Anima Eterna Brugge - orchestra
Bart Van Reyn - conductor
Olav Grondealers - narrator


Johann Christian Bach - Allegro from Symphonie Nr.6 in g moll, op.6 (1770)
Joseph Haydn - Symphonie Nr.44 "Trauer" (1772)
W.A. Mozart - Symphony No.25 in g moll (1773)

Performed on Viennese instruments from the period between 1750 and 1775.

20:15 — 21:30

Cultural Centre Mechelen


50% symphonic gems
50% storytelling

Cultural center Mechelen - Church

22 euro (-26: 12 euro)