ESOF '21 - Ghent

European Student Orchestra Festival

Wind Ensembles

CANCELLED

It is with great regret that we have to announce that our very first edition of the European Student Orchestra Festival Wind Orchestra Festival in Ghent cannot take place. After the postponement from last year to this year, the context for cultural events in which we are allowed to work makes it impossible to organise our project.
We are looking at all possibilities to perhaps launch a new concept of our festival in the autumn of 2021. We will keep you informed.
We like to thank our executive team and GUHO – Gents Universitair Harmonie Orkest in Ghent for working so hard to make it possible.

Program

Welcome to Ghent

We welcome you to Ghent, the capital of East-Flanders. We cannot reveal too much yet, but make sure to bring shoes for walking; you don’t want to miss walking the cobbled streets and discovering all that the city has to offer!

Arrangements and activities

Of course, we will arrange a place to sleep, to eat, and most importantly to practice. All orchestras will perform a concert. But there is more to life than practice and sleep, and we will offer social and cultural activities to get to know the city and the other students participating – after all this is about music, but also about getting to know other students from different places.

Practical info

The price is 185 euro per person.

This includes:

  • Four nights in youth hostel / sleeping hall
  • Full board
  • Access to all ESOF concerts
  • Access to all group planned activities
  • Use of a rehearsal room and concert hall (for dress rehearsal and concert)
  • Bus parking

This does not include:

  • Transportation to and from Ghent

 

Concert:

  • You provide maximum 45 min of music
  • Preferably all pieces of at least grade 4
  • ESOF will provide music stands and chairs
  • ESOF will provide some large percussion instruments, no small percussion (contact us in case of question about availability)

Rehearsal:

  • One rehearsal and a dress rehearsal in the concert hall will be provided
  • ESOF will provide music stands and chairs
  • ESOF will provide some large percussion instruments, no small percussion (contact us in case of question about availability)

Team

Main lead:

Jasper Moreels

 

Filip Deblaere

Wouter Dedeurwaerder

Leen Maes

Eva Steyaert

Jacob Surdiacourt

Roeland Van de Velde

Freija Vandevenne

Arne Vandewalle

Let the Wind go!