Music, that elusive human extravagance, is a talent and a gift that we pass on from generation to generation, from musician to listener, from mouth to ear. It is a memory of sounds sung, played and written, which invites us to immerse ourselves in the pleasure of playing and enjoy new variations again and again. The transfer and ongoing transformation of music are the themes of AlbaNova in 2018.
The programme is even more of a musical gift than usual, as is fitting for an anniversary edition. We are celebrating Musica’s 40th birthday with many artists who have been important fellow travellers on our musical journey in the past.

This year the festival will start early, on Saturday evening, with the Belgian premiere of the chamber opera ‘In my End is my Beginning' with Sofie Vanden Eynde and Lore Binon.