Agenda: sight, music, walking and cycling and culture in Ostend

ODED TZUR QUARTET - A NEW TYPE OF SWING

Where:
KAAP | Vrijstaat O.
When:
Sun 23 Feb 2020

Oded Tzur (tenor sax), Nitai Hershkovits (piano), Petros Klampanis (bass), Johnathan Blake (drums) With a warm sound reminiscent of John Coltrane, Tenor saxophonist Oded Tzur bridges Western and Eastern music in a convincing way. His narrative compositions, his unprecedented mastery and idiosyncratic technique made him an acclaimed musician. He studied Indian music and is now part of a new generation of Israeli musicians conquering the New York jazz scene. For his quartet, he appealed to top musicians who excel in timing, rhythm, technique and musicality.

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Kursaal Classics - Exuberant Russian Dances

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sun 23 Feb 2020

Exuberant russian dances Program 16:15 Introduction by Frank Pauwels 5:00 PM Support act: Conservatorium aan Zee Claribel, clarinet ensemble based on Henk Soenen --- BedřichSmetana (1824 - 1884) The Vltava --- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) Clarinet concert KV 622 --- Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943) Symphonic Dancing opus 45 Performer Orchester Philharmonique Royale de Liège Christian Arming, musical director Jean-Luc Votano, clarinet This concert is part of the Kursaal Classics concert series.

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Het Groen Lint

Ostend has more to offer than just the sea. Did you know that Ostend has a surprisingly green city edge? To strengthen that green city edge, the City had a master plan developed to connect all green zones and landscapes: The Green Ribbon. This green ribbon forms an attractive 35 km loop for cyclists and walkers, connecting 15 existing and new green areas in the city outskirts, exactly like a necklace with 15 beads.

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Dikke Mathille

The Leopold II-laan curves gracefully around the most famous sculpture of a woman in Oostende: De Zee (The Sea). Although Reclining Nude is another name for this lady the locals always refer to her as ‘Dikke Mathille’ (Fat Mathille). Grard emphasised the volume of the full, round forms. In De Zee he portrayed the opulence and sensuality of the sea in a female figure. Until 1963 the work of art adorned the Kursaal Casino.

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Railway station Oostende

Eclectic station complex consisting of a central entrance hall flanked by two square "Tower buildings". On the left side adjacent to the station the former "Hotel Terminus Maritime".

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Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Tour

14 February 1981. Marvin Gaye arrives by ferry in Ostend, together with his little boy, Bubby. It marks the start of a fascinating story about Ostend, Marvin Gaye and the relationship between the two. ...

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Digital Walk: Ostend during the Great War

We use the diary of Charles Castelein, who was a 52-year-old tram worker in 1914, as a guide. See the war years of Oostende through the eyes of a local inhabitant. You complete the walk at your own pace with the help of an audio guide with screen. ...

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City Farm Route

A bracing tour through the countryside around Ostend. Not everybody is familiar with Ostend's agricultural history. During this tour you can explore what's left of the farmland around Ostend in a recreational manner. You can go get you free walking map at the Ostend Tourist Office (Monacoplein 2). Enjoy your walk!

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Sint-Petrus- en Sint-Paulus Church

The church St.-Petrus- and Paulus is a neogotic church built in 1907 which consists of beautiful stained-glass windows. The tomb of Louise-Marie, the queen of Belgium who deceased in Oostende, is situated in the chapel of the main altar (only to be visited upon request). The St.-Pieter's Tower, also called 'Peperbusse' in local dialect, is situated behind the church St. Petrus- and Paulus. Once it was part of the ancient St. Pieterskerk that burned down last century.

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