Since its première in december 2012, The New Baroque Times is widely considered as one of the finest baroque ensembles in Belgium. Praised by the specialized music press, this Brussels-based group is recognised for its hot-blooded temperament and the high artistic quality of its performances.
The New Baroque Times explores and reinvents the tonal universe of music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, performing on period instruments and employing historical performance practice. Looking to escape the dogmas of “classical” performance and aiming to whet the appetite of today’s general public, secular and sacred repertoire fuel the ensemble’s creation of spectacles combining music, poetry, dance and/or visual arts, bringing together ancient and modern art forms.
The New Baroque Times varies its ensemble configuration from program to program and fosters collaborations with other distinguished performing ensembles as Brussels Chamber Orchestra or RedHerring baroque ensemble (Patrick Denecker) and works under the baton of conductors like Hansjörg Albrecht or Dirk Vermeulen.
The New Baroque Times has participated to many contemporary creations (BRASS Centre Culturel Forest, AMUZ) and has performed in prestigious festivals and concert halls in Belgium (Festival van Vlaanderen , Festival de Wallonie, Midis Minimes, Zomer van Sint-Pieter (Leuven), Festival International Max van der Linden, Festival de Musique Ancienne de Verviers, Les Grandes Heures de La Cambre, AMUZ (Antwerp), Capitole (Gent), Royal Chapel, Espace 8, European Parliament and Grande Salle du Conservatoire royal, Brussels), Spain (Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro, Festival Música para la Semana Santa) and France (Festival de La Charité-sur-Loire).
As result of the artistic residence at Instituto Cervantes Brussels, The New Baroque Times Voices has developed a concert season dedicated to Spanish baroque music, a conference cycle and a program of cultural exchange.
The New Baroque Times Voices was established in 2013