La Cetra d'orfeo

La Cetra d'orfeo
Rodrigo Martinez - spanish baroque dance
La Cetra d'Orfeo - basic ensemble
C'est pour vous Belle Dame
Lavender's Blue - Chansons & Ballades
La Cigale... Autour de Jean de la Fontaine
Abendmusik - Two centuries of German baroque from Hamburg
For young audience
Ay Amor! - Ballad Tunes & Spanish music from early XVIIe c.
Jean-Sébastien Bach - Cantatas & Double Concerti
J.S. Bach / G.Ph. Telemann
Bel Canto Amoroso - Guillaume Houcke
Boismortier - Travel of Love
C'est pour vous belle Dame - 1598-1599 Le voyage dans le sud de l'Archiduc Albert
Latines Colors - Italian, Spanish an South American early XVIIe baroque
Henry Purcell & Friends - Orfeo Britanicus
Vivaldi & Co - Concerti da camera con molti strumenti
Il Ballo della Folia
Le Petit Bossu - For young audience
  • country:Belgium
  • style(s):Early Music
  • label:not signed
  • type:Small Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra
  • artist submitted by:La Cetra d'Orfeo

Line up

  • Michel Keustermans (recorder & direction)


Created by Michel Keustermans, the Cetra d’Orfeo (The Lyre of Orpheus) is an ancient music ensemble whose originality resides in their programmes and the lively manner in which they are presented to the public, making the music accessible to all. This ensemble has been recognized as an official cultural player of the French Community of Belgium. It is composed of a loyal group of artists specialised in interpretations of works from the 15th to the 18th century. The ongoing renewal of their essentially eclectic programming leads the group to be invited regularly to many festivals of Belgium, France, Italy, England, Germany, Luxemburg, Spain, Austria, Turkey, India, and North and South America. As well as the traditional baroque music, their concerts and shows focus on different sets of themes that often bring together several artistic disciplines: shows that involves dancers with the choreographer Lieven Baert, actors, jugglers, puppeteers, poetry, painting, illustrations drawn as a live performance, shadows, folk music.... In 2012, they were invited to play for the official visit of Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde in Istanbul. During the year 2013, La Cetra d'Orfeo has been invited by Edificio at the Solvay Library for 23 concerts, under the Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. In November 2014, they are invited for the 20th Istanbul Baroque Festival, in a programme with European and Ottoman baroque music and dance.
We perform also shows for young audience, and pedagogic concerts.