What does classical music contribute to the modern world? What does it mean to be a classical musician in today’s internationalized society? Is it possible to present classical music as a source for societal self-reflection?
With the string orchestra Boho Strings, conductor David Ramael seeks to answer these questions in an openminded and unconventional way. David Ramael was originally inspired by the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of his birthplace and hometown Borgerhout. With Boho Strings he strives for a more inclusive, compassionate and understanding society through music. Cognizant of the importance of dialogue in this rich melting pot of cultures and traditions, he seeks to rethink the format of classical music concerts, inviting the listener to participate in a meaningful dialogue with the musicians on a wide range of social, demographic, cultural and ecological issues.
Boho Strings is a reflection of the super-diversity in our society. Algeria, Belgium, France, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey the United Kingdom and the United States - all these nationalities are represented among its musicians. This richness of backgrounds and experiences are a constant source of creative inspiration, which hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Boho Strings has acquired in short term a permanent place in the Belgian music scene, and with projects such as ‘Trinity’, ‘La Captive’ and D-Radicalize! the ensemble is a regular guest at BOZAR, deSingel, De Bijloke, and Concertgebouw Brugge. Fall 2018, the first CD of the ensemble - ‘Nostalgia' - will appear on Antarctica Records, entirely dedicated to the music of Belgian composer Wim Henderickx.
article submitted by:Marjan Hellraeth, Aulos Music Management