B-Classic - 21.03.2021 Biologist Hetty Helsmoortel and soprano Claron McFadden


zo 21 maart 2021
11:00 (CET)


De Velinx
Dijk 111
3700 Tongeren


Standard: €16

This fourth mass will take a scientific bent. Boys and science? Today, only 30% of scientists and 35% of students in scientific disciplines are female. Women publish less, get paid less for their research, and make less progress in their careers. It's high time for more women in science!
Hetty Helsmoortel is a molecular biologist, has a PhD in health sciences, and spent eight years as a cancer researcher at the University of Ghent. She even found the time to study drama at RITCS (as you do) between earning her master’s degree and her PhD. To help make science even more accessible to the general public, she partnered with Toon Verlinden two years ago to set up Sound of Science, the first open-air science festival in Belgium. Think: beer, sausages, tents... and science. Our kind of woman!

The American soprano Claron McFadden graduated cum laude from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and has been living in the Netherlands since 1984. She has worked with such composers as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Frans Brüggen and Sir Andrew Davies, and is known for her unique interpretation of contemporary music. In 2002 she was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 2007 she won the Amsterdam Prize for the Arts. She is a member of the Royal Netherlands Society of Arts and her 2010 TEDx talk was selected for the prestigious TED.com website. In 2015 Claron performed inside CERN’s particle accelerator. There are no coincidences.

Martijn Vanbuel on bass, Maarten Lingier on the piano, Tim Finoulst on guitar, and Rashif El Kaoui as host.