In June 2009 Pierre Anckaert explored in his “Suite épicée” the rich variety of sounds found in the collaboration between a jazz combo – the Pierre Anckaert Chamber Ensemble – and a traditional string orchestra. “Suite épicée” was premiered at the Basilica Festival of Flanders with the Brussels Chamber Orchestra. In November 2009 this led to the recording of Pierre’s second album “Strings Attached, Pierre Anckaert Quintet & Brussels Chamber Orchestra” on Prova Records. This project was performed live at 14 concerts in Belgium, 1 in Atlanta and 3 times at the Crosscurrents Chamber Music Arts Festival in Raleigh (North Carolina, USA).
7 years later it is time to revisit “Strings Attached”. The idea came to Pierre when he heard a concert with BOHO Players and David Ramael. The two musicians felt an immediate connection and desire to collaborate.
For 2016-17, Pierre, his quartet, David and BOHO Players will perform the original arrangements of “Strings Attached”, as well as newly composed material.