The Flemish B’Rock Orchestra was founded in 2005 in Ghent and specialises in historically informed performance practice. It works with leading soloists, conductors, stage directors and artists, with a wide-ranging repertoire covering four centuries, and playing the respective original instruments of each epoch. Exceptionally close collaborations connect the orchestra to René Jacobs, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Dorothee Oberlinger, Muziektheater Transparant, the Nederlands Kamerkoor, the Vox Luminis vocal ensemble, the Opéra de Normandie and the Vlaamse Opera. In addition it is Associate Artist of the deSingel Arts Campus in Antwerp and has an exclusive partnership with the Chapelle Corneille der Opéra de Rouen. The B’Rock Orchestra has appeared throughout the world on the major stages and concert platforms – the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Cité de la musique Paris, the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, the Bozar in Brussels, the Cologne Philharmonic, Theater an der Wien, the BBC Proms, the Opéra national de Paris, the London Wigmore Hall, the Park Avenue Armory in New York, the Holland Festival, the Wiener Festwochen, the Ruhrtriennale, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Mozartwoche in Salzburg.
Other artistic highlights include the continuation of the highly acclaimed dance theatre production of The Six Brandenburg Concertos in cooperation with the Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, a part-staged concert tour with Telemann’s rarely performed opera Orpheus under René Jacobs, also the music theatre project Passio with stage director Luigi de Angelis and the counter tenor Benno Schachtner. The orchestra continues to work together with René Jacobs in recording all of Franz Schubert’s symphonies for the Pentatone label. In 2021 the B’Rock Orchestra is appearing at the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival for the first time.