MuCH Music 2021-2022
Dear patrons, season-ticket holders and audience members of the MuCH season,
The team of the Music Chapel and I are delighted to present to you a new and ambitious 21–22 season of live concerts.
Despite the pandemic, life at the Music Chapel these past eighteen months has been particularly busy for the artists and masters in residence. However, the imposed absence of the public led to a lack of interaction and exchange that we wish to restore at the start of this new season.
Marked by commitment, the MuCH 21–22 season is turned towards a world in search of meaning and emotion, a world that is undergoing a process of change as a result of the global pandemic.
The season is composed of more than 80 concerts and master classes. Among them, almost 20 Prestige concerts, 8 wonderful Artist Diploma concerts, 12 master classes by our masters and guests, as well as Guest, Laboratory and Discovery concerts. A novelty this season: the MuCH Surprises, unannounced programs offered by artists in residence every Thursday at noon. And let’s not forget our two annual festivals – the Music Chapel Festival from 1 to 5 December 2021 and the MuCH Waterloo Festival from 8 to 12 June 2022 – as well as the Gala Concert at Bozar on 14 March 2022.
The list of artists is impressive: A. Dumay, H. Mercier, Belcea Quartet, S. Koch, M. Vioque-Judde and Camerata Nordica, M. da Silva, B. Foccroulle, A. Korobeinikov, the Kheops Ensemble, Quatuor Ebène, the ORCW and V. Mardirossian, G. Hoffman, C. Lee and H. Kramer, R. Capuçon, A. Pierlé, A. Vinnitskaya, J.-C. Vanden Eyden, C. Sheen,
S. Chen, S. Degout, R. Ventris, V. Thill, J. Pusker, K. Leong, B. Van Reyn, P. Koch, J. Fournel, H. J. Cho, J. Van Dam, L. Lortie, N. Zhou and many more.
As we inaugurate the 21–22 season in the hope of having a “normal” season, the Music Chapel has decided to take the appropriate health measures in light of the ever-changing situation. As the season begins, we have decided to make use of the “Covid Safe Ticket” in order to allow the public to attend concerts in optimal safety conditions and to operate with full seating capacity in our Haas-Teichen Studio.
The renewal of your season ticket and your support are essential to the launch of this new season after two years disrupted by the virus.
We have chosen the theme of Metamorphosis to reaffirm how essential music and its “live” emotions are to us. “Let the music transform you!” And may the music also help us shape the world of tomorrow.
We wish you a wonderful MuCH 2021–22 season, both at the Music Chapel and in our partner concert venues!
We also wish to thank our audience, our season-ticket holders, our patrons and our structural partners, in particular the Province of Walloon Brabant, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the National Lottery for supporting this 7th MuCH
Let the music transform you!
Bernard de Launoit – Executive Director & CEO