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 youve never been before.

Black is the most important colour in the fetish scene. Whether rough leather or shiny latex skin, rubber or iron – there are countless dimensions and shades of the black colour that inspire us today. In baroque times it was no different, the colour black had many meanings, of which the dark, threatening, even abysmal evil is only one facet. Black was also the mourning and melancholy associated especially with artistic people, and of course the night and its temptations.

In their new show, Fetish Baroque presents the many exciting variations of black and has brought along a real world star of classical music. Dietrich Henschel, Grammy winner and partner of conducting legends such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Philippe Herreweghe and John-Eliot Gardiner, is a master of creating abysmal characters on the opera stage. It sings four of the most beautiful arias by Purcell, Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach.

And after last year’s great success, Antwerp singer-songwriter Gregory Frateur will be back again, performing his very contemporary music together with period instruments. Finally, there will be a reunion with the acrobat Didac Cano from Barcelona, who will put his tattooed and pierced body entirely at the service of the search for the power of the colour black.


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 the travel funds of the titleholders elected at Darklands Belgium and a good cause (coming soon).


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 can be purchased in our 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



Michael Hell, harpsichord, recorder, musical director

Dietrich Henschel, baritone
Gregory Frateur, singer
Didac Cano, performance

Karolina Habalo, violin 1
Stitch, violin 2
Gunda Hagmüller-Wieninger, viola
Alex Gropper, violoncello
Georg Kroneis, double bass & Viola da Gamba 

Katalin Horvath, transverse flute
Kevin Manent-Navratil, harpsichord

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


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

Part 1

Gregory Frateur                                                                                                                              
Solo: Gregory Frateur 

Henry Purcell 1659 – 1685                                               
Frost scene & instrumental Suite
(from the opera King Arthur, London 1691)
Solo: Dietrich Henschel, baritone

Carl Friedrich Abel 1723 – 1787
Soli: Georg Kroneis, Viola da Gamba & Didac Cano, performance

Gregory Frateur                                                                                                                              
Solo: Gregory Frateur

Joseph-NicolasPancrace Royer 1703 – 1755
La Marche des Scythes
Solo: Michael Hell, harpsichord

Georg Friedrich Händel                                                                           
The people that walked in darkness
(aria from the oratory The Messiah, Dublin 1741)
Solo: Dietrich Henschel, baritone

Georg Philipp Telemann 1681 – 1767                                       
Concerto in e minor
Soli: Katalin Horvath, flute & Michael Hell, recorder & Didac Cano, performance


Part 2

Gregory Frateur                                                                             
Solo: Gregory Frateur

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 -1750                                                    
Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen
(aria from the cantata Ich habe genug, Leipzig 1737)
Solo: Dietrich Henschel, baritone

Antonio Vivaldi 1678 – 1741                                                        
Concerto La Notte (The Night) g minor, RV 439
Largo Presto (Fantasmi, ghosts) – Largo Andante Presto Largo (Il sonno, the sleep) – Allegro

Solo: Michael Hell, recorder 

Gregory Frateur                                                                             
Solo: Gregory Frateur

Johann Sebastian Bach                                                              
Ouverture in b minor BWV 1067
Soli: Katalin Horvath, flute & Didac Cano, performance

Georg Friedrich Händel
Why do the nations so furiously rage together
(aria from the oratory The Messiah, Dublin 1741)
Solo: Dietrich Henschel, baritone

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Concert info

Thursday 9 March 2023 
 19:30h (doors) – 20:00 (start)
Former St.-Augustinus Church
Kammenstraat 81, 2000 Antwerpen

Tickets for Classic Meets Fetish will be available next week.