Beyond Classic



Beyond Classic is the updated concept of the previous Classic Meets Fetish. The event has developed into an artistic experience that goes beyond classical music and fetish clothing. Professional, qualified and internationally distinguished musicians and performers take stage in fetish outfits. Classical music is mixed with contemporary performing arts taking you to places you’ve never been before.

Baroque music is very far away from us in many ways, but in some ways it is also very close, almost inspiringly current: on the Baroque opera stage we find a gender fluidity that can hardly be imagined in modern times. Men sing to women in dresses, women sing to men in pants, and the highest paid of all are castrated men who impersonate women like men and, above all, gods. The artificial counts much more than the natural, the artificial is valued much more than the unworked. In addition, the Baroque opera stage is full of heroes. Superhuman powers defeat demons, and manga like Marvel Comics still use the same fantasies today.

In their new show, Fetish Baroque presents the superheroes of the baroque era in a very modern look. Accordion player Ivan Trenev will be there for the first time, interpreting a double concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach together with Michael Hell. And once again we will have a star from the Antwerp/Brussels music/theatre scene as guest :  Jaouad Alloul says with David Bowie “We could be heroes”.


Beyond Classic Antwerp is organised by volunteers. Most of the production costs (venue rent, musicians, sound and lights, and catering) are donated by our generous partners and sponsors. This way, we can generate the maximum amount of money from the concert to donate to charity. Donations will go to Sensoa Positief and the travel funds of the titleholders elected at Darklands.

For people with HIV, their environment and care providers.

Sensoa Positive is this years charity of the We Are one Foundation. Sensoa has been around for 20 years, but has been committed to helping people with HIV since 1987.

Sensoa Positive exists to empower people in their lives with HIV. The can count on the efforts of countless volunteers who work together with the permanent Sensoa employees. 


Beyond Classic Antwerp takes place in the beautiful concert hall and former church, AMUZ. You can find it at Kammenstraat 81, 2000 Antwerpen

Car parking:
Q-Park: Kammenstraat 31
Q-Park: Lombardenvest 24-28
Parking Oudaan: Oudaan 15

Public transport:
There are several stops in the vicinity.


Tickets are now available in the Darklands ticket shop.

We have 4 different seating categories.

+ Cat. A: rows 1 – 7 = € 69
+ Cat. B: rows 8 – 13 = € 59
+ Cat. C: rows 14 – 19 = € 49
+ Cat. D: rows 20 – 25 = € 39

Fetish Baroque Artists & Team

Elise Caluwaerts, soprano
Julian Habermann, tenor
Dietrich Henschel, baritone

Jaouad Alloul, singer 

Dancers Eastman vzw
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, choreographer

Maria Kubizek, violin 1
Agata Front, violin 2
Gunda Hagmüller-Wieninger, viola
Michael Hell, harpsichord, recorder,
Alex Gropper, violoncello
Georg Kroneis, double bass & Viola da Gamba
Ivan Trenev, accordeon
Kevin Manent-Navratil, organ

Thomas Höft, dramaturgy & host
Georg Kroneis, artistic director 
Michael Hell , musical director

Bart Abeel, production director 



Doors as from 19u30 – Start 20u00 (punctual)

PART 1 ( 45min + talk )

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Concerto in E major BWV 1042
for violin, strings and basso continuo


Jaouad Alloul & Aiko Devriendt
Family Ties

Georg Friedrich Händel
Wherever you walk in B flat major
for tenor and ensemble

Mischa Spoliansky (1898-1985) & Kurt Schwabach (1898-1966)
Das lila Lied
for accordion


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Concerto in A major BWV 1055
for accordion, strings and basso continuo
1. Allegro

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Hush, ye pretty warbling choir
from the oratorium Acis and Galatea
for soprano, recorder and ensemble

Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in a minor TWV 52:a1
for treble recorder, viola da gamba, strings and basso continuo

1.(Grave) & 4. Allegro

Madonna arranged by Michael Hell
Hung Up
for pop singer and ensemble



PART 2 ( 37 min + talk )

Marin Marais
Les Voix Humaines in D major
for viola da gamba and basso continuo

Robert Stolz arranged by Michael Hell
Frag nicht, warum ich gehe
for tenor and ensemble

Georg Friedrich Händel
Aria of Altomaro Fra lombre e gli orrori in E flat major
from the opera Sosarme HWV 30
for basso and ensemble

Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata in d minor
for accordion

Georg Philipp Telemann
Minuetto & Rejouissance
from Ouverture in a Minor TWV 55:a2
for treble recorder, strings and basso continuo

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Agitate da due vente
from the Opera Griselda
for soprano and ensemble

Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto für drei Cembali C-Dur BWV 1064
for harpsichord, accordion, organ and strings
1. (Allegro)

Bonnie Tyler
I need a hero

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Beyond Classic impressions

Gallery 2023

Gallery 2022


Concert info

Saturday 2 March 2024
 19:30h (doors) – 20:00 (start)
Former St.-Augustinus Church
Kammenstraat 81, 2000 Antwerpen


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