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Concert for the Ocean in Oostende, Belgium, 11 June

To celebrate World Ocean Day 2023, Mundus maris invited the cellists Sara Fontan Ferreira and Angelika Zolcsàk to perform works by Haendel, Falla, and Stravinsky, marine songs and traditional melodies, about the four elements - earth, fire, air, and water - that meet the harmony of the ocean.

The concert took place at De Cierk, Maritieme Plein 10 (East Bank), Oostende, Belgium

Programme of the Ocean Concert: 

  • EARTH - Earth by Hans Zimmer - Ao-tea-roa: En maori tierra de larga y blanca nube, Luar Na Lubre - Spring by Antonio Vivaldi 
  • FIRE - Danza ritual del fuego by Manuel de Falla - Nocturne from A midsummer night’s dream by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven 
  • AIR - Blowing in the wind by Bob Dylan - Nau: Nacidos del aire y unidos al mar, Luar na Lubre - Autumn by Antonio Vivaldi 
  • WATER - Hornpipe in D from Water music by Georg F Haendel - Somewhere over the rainbow by Harold Arlen - Winter by Antonio Vivaldi 
  • OCEAN - The Wellerman, popular song - Catro vellos mariñeiros by Travieso Quelle - Alfonsina y el mar by Ariel Ramirez - Oceans by Hillsong United

Watch and listen in to an excerpt here. With gratitude to Willy Versluys (De Cierk) and Ann-Katrien Lescrauwaet (UN Ocean Decade Belgium) for organisational support and collaboration.