29 JUL - 03 AUG 2018


Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi is the annual music festival under the artistic direction of Philippe Herreweghe in the beautiful region of the Crete Senesi in Tuscany, Italy.

Be welcome to join us in 2018 from Sunday July 29 th till Friday August 3th.

See you in Tuscany in 2018!

Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi is an organization of Collegium Vocale Gent

Quality and variety will again be the guiding themes of the 2018 Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi festival. The programme includes a varied selection of masterpieces, as well as lesser-known gems, from eight centuries of music history. And, in the Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi tradition, the individual musicians and ensembles are known for their stylistic integrity and distinction: Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe are inviting famous and less-famous kindred spirits to pique your curiosity and invite your admiration for an entire week!


Sunday 29.07 – 18:00
Diner: inbegrepen
Soirée composée
opening - 4 concerts


Monday 30.07 – 20:00
Asciano - San Francesco
Diner: Cena La Torre Monte Oliveto - Asciano
Haydn - Beethoven - Brahms
Joseph Haydn - Ludwig van Beethoven - Johannes Brahms

Piano Sonata Hob XVI/49
11 neue Bagatellen, Op. 119
4 Klavierstücke Op.119
Piano Sonata Hob XVI/32
6 Bagatellen Op.126
Piano Sonata Hob XVI/40

Paul Lewis, piano
Tuesday 31.07 – 12:00
Castelmuzio - Santo Stefano
Ravel - Couperin
Maurice Ravel - François Couperin

Le tombeau de Couperin, La valse, menuet antique,
Pièces de clavecin

Philippe Thuriot, accordion
Tuesday 31.07 – 15:00
Montalcino - Sant'Antimo
Hildegard von Bingen
Hildegard von Bingen

info → sophie@collegiumvocale.com

Ego sum homo
Musical visions of Hildegard von Bingen

Tiburtina Ensemble
Tuesday 31.07 – 22:30
Sant' Anna in Camprena - Pienza
Diner: Pienza, La Terrazza del Chiostro
Cypriot O-Antiphon - Ars subtilior

Cypriot O-Antiphons

Huelgas Ensemble
Paul Van Nevel
Wednesday 01.08 – 12:00
Castelmuzio - Santo Stefano
Ludwig van Beethoven

Septet Op.20

Edding Quartet & Northernlight
Baptiste Lopez , violin
Pablo de Pedro , viola
Ageet Zweistra, cello
Damien Guffroy, double bass
Nicola Boud, clarinet
Bart Cypers, horn
Julien Debordes, bassoon
Wednesday 01.08 – 20:00
San Francesco - Asciano
Diner: Piazza del Grano - Asciano
Martinu - Mozart - Bartók
Bohuslav Martinu - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Bela Bartók

3 Madrigals H.313
2 Duos for Violin and Viola KV 423-424
Duos (selection)

Thomas Zehetmair, violin
Ruth Killius, viola
Thursday 02.08 – 20:00
San Francesco - Asciano
Diner: Cena La Mencia - Asciano
Erik Satie

Socrate Drame Symphonique + Trois Parties avec Voix

Reinbert de Leeuw, piano
Barbara Hannigan, soprano
Friday 03.08 – 12:00
San Francesco - Asciano
Johannes Brahms

String Sextet No.2 Op.36

Solisten Koninklijk Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Junko Naito, violin
Leonie Bot, violin
Frederik Boits, viola
Edith van Moergastel, viola
Julia Tom, cello
Friday 03.08 – 20:00
Sant' Anna in Camprena - Pienza
Diner: Pienza, La Terrazza del Chiostro
Claudio Monteverdi

Un giro de begl’occhi
Madrigals from Book I-VIII

Solisten Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor
© Jules August Photography