At the end of the 16th century, the merchant Diego Duarte moved from Portugal to Antwerp with his family of gifted musicians. In their house on the Meir, just around the corner from the painter Rubens, they received famous musical guests.
Transports Publics bring these salons back to life in this concert programme, transporting you to the glorious Antwerp of the 17th century. Inspired by colourful testimonials in letters and poems written at the time, they perform compositions by Leonora Duarte, Constantijn Huyghens, Nicholas Lanier, Salomone Rossi, Girolamo Frescobaldi, John Bull and others.
Not quite the usual company, Transport Public’s main business is importing unknown baroque music into our time and taking audiences back into the past.
Transports Publics moves people, and by means of musical transportation, the public travels fast and far.
In the driver’s seat: Thomas Baeté. Traveling along, a team of experienced and adventurous singers and instrumentalists.