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.

Baroque music is in many ways very distant from us, but in some ways also very close, downright inspiringly topical: on the opera stage we find a gender fluidity that one could hardly imagine more modern. Men sing women in dresses, women sing men in trousers, and the highest paid of all are castrated men who embody women and men, and gods at that. The Artificial counts for much more than the natural, the Artificial is valued much more than the unedited.


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.