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Alden Biesen puts numerous musical events such as opera, early and experimental music and music education in the spotlight.


For example, the well-known "Zomeropera" takes place annually, which reaches 15,000 visitors with creative, fresh and accessible opera performances such as La Bohème, Die Fledermaus, Carmen and Madame Butterfly.

The non-profit organization Organum Alden Biesen brings the historic Van Peteghem organ from 1788 to life during meaningful, surprising concerts, such as Organum Imperiale., With renowned international organists (Windsor Castle, Hofburg Vienna, Versailles ...) led by house organist Luc Ponet. The Summer Academy master classes and Barokfest add an additional dimension to the music scene at Alden Biesen.

In addition to numerous other activities, new initiatives will be developed in the coming years, such as the ABX Early Music Festival of Forum Musicale, Musica, Impulse Center for music and Casco Phil also organize educational summer holidays, and the Queen Elisabeth Competition brings world class laureate Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort to Belgium with a new piano internship. and a competition for promising young people.

For an overview of all publicly accessible music activities you can visit our calendar.

Do you have a specific question about music or do you want to contact our Music coordinator? Please contact Tine Van den Bunder.

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