A Night with Cole, with Jos Machtel Quartet, Suzanne Pezo and Kurt Van Eeghem, is part of Wilfried Van den Brande's public PhD defence "Cole Porter's Legacy - An Inquiry".
Cole Porter was a party animal, but in between the many festivities he managed to compose over 900 songs, more than 30 of which have become timeless standards. Our Cole Porter Night pays tribute to this versatile composer-lyricist, who died 50 years ago.
Master of ceremonies Kurt Van Eeghem, a well-known Porter connoisseur, guides us through the evening. Porter’s songs display the full range of emotions, from the deepest sadness to the greatest euphoria. The Jos Machtel Quartet, Wilfried Van den Brande and Suzanne Pezo bring them beautifully to life.
There is also a preview screening of Looking for Cole, a documentary about Porter by Lou Demeyere and Wilfried Van den Brande, in which a number of experts shed light on Cole Porter’s genius and take us to places particularly associated with him, such as Venice, Paris and New York.
For more information and tickets, get in touch with Concertgebouw Brugge.