Nederlands Kamerkoor (photo Melle Meivogel)

Between Two Lights

Nederlands Kamerkoor + Muziektheater Transparant
Thu 22 May 2025 20:15 - 22:00
Thu 22 May 2025
20:15 - 22:00
  • Thu 22 May 2025
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


Huang Ruo Between Two Lights (world premiere)


Nederlands Kamerkoor
Muziektheater Transparant
Huang Ruo conductor
Aïda Gabriëls, Tido Visser direction
Lise Bruyneel visuals
Barbara Raes artistic advice

Music theatre as a ritual to find comfort in the face of death

With the music theatre piece Between Two Lights, the Netherlands Chamber Choir and Music Theatre Transparant present a world premiere by renowned Chinese-American composer Huang Ruo. In Between Two Lights, he wants to make death tangible. Not with terrifying visions, but in a ritual that offers comfort and in which we gently open ourselves up to the thought of death. By doing so, we feel closer to those who have passed away and come closer to being at peace with our own mortality.

In his work, Huang Ruo blends elements of Asian and Western culture, and his new style of music creates a bridge between these two seemingly completely different worlds.