FTO Liveband invites Ikraaan + LYNA + abrahamblue
Female Takeover / met Virago Symphonic Orchestra

FTO Liveband invites Ikraaan + LYNA + abrahamblue

Female Takeover and their live band invites 3 promising artists for a special set with the string quartet of Virago Symphonic Orchestra

/ 7.30 pm: doors open
/ 8.30 pm: start concert

Female Takeover strives for equality in performing arts and music. Women are still underrepresented and unequally paid both on and behind the scenes. With projects like these, they build bridges and inspire others to dare to dream and work towards a future in music or performing arts.

Virago Symphonic Orchestra will - for this project - cover women in music who's voices should have been on the foreground a long time ago. We address the stereotyping of so called ‘masculine and feminine’ instruments and what it is like to be a minority—not only because of being a female musician, but also by choice of instrument. We are very excited and proud to show you that gender does not define musical capabilities.

Arrangements and coaching in collaboration with Sam Vloemans.
With the support of Stad Antwerpen, Algam Benelux and Trix.



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