A historic setting embraced by contemporary architecture is the material expression of what Music Centre De Bijloke stands for: a commitment towards the past and the future. The selection of music unfolds in series going from early music, chamber and symphonic repertoire to piano, vocal music and jazz. Contemporary music is strongly integrated into the regular programming: concert series, festivals (Ear To The Ground), residencies (HYOID, Nadar Ensemble…), multimedia music projects, expositions and lectures.
De Bijloke houses three halls and a historical library. The main concert hall's capacity is 830 seats, the polyvalent Kraakhuis seats 238 and the historical auditorium 80. The library has a seating capacity of 100.
(photo © Michiel Devijver)