Over the past ten years, ‘CASCO Phil – The Chamber Orchestra of Belgium’ has built up a strong reputation. In 2008, the Orchestra got off to a flying start at deSingel in Antwerp. Concerts then followed in places all over Belgium and the Netherlands. Under the Director of Music, Benjamin Haemhouts, their workshop is made up of a stable pool of about 35 musicians, which is expanded or reduced depending on the project.
CASCO Phil wishes to reinterpret the concept of ‘orchestra’ and does this by including concert series, projects for children and young talent, and projects with a social commitment. At the same time, their aim is to evolve into a music workshop where experiment is combined with the traditional practice so we can become a hotbed for emerging talent. Furthermore, the orchestra gives talented young Belgian composers the opportunity to write new work for chamber orchestra under the supervision of a renowned composer.