Call to support CASCO Phil during the Corona crisis

25 March 2020

Coronavirus: Due to the current crisis both the ‘CASCO Phil plays Beethoven IX’ concert series (2/5/2020 in the Sint-Rombouts cathedral in Mechelen, 3/5/2020 in the Handelsbeurs in Antwerp, and 8/5/2020 in De Doelen in Rotterdam), as well as the concerts of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony (10/5/2020 in the Kursaal in Ostend & 15/5/2020 in de Singel in Antwerp) had to be cancelled. We are now busy conferring with the whole team at CASCO Phil to organise new dates for these concerts. As soon as we have more information about this, we will announce it on our website and also via social media. If you have already bought tickets for these events they will still be valid for the concerts, although of course it is possible on request to have your tickets refunded.

As you may know, CASCO Phil is an orchestra that relies entirely on its own initiative, and does not receive any subsidies. We will not be sitting idly by during this crisis but will try to get ahead of current events by facing the difficult financial implications head on with a number of initiatives that we will be developing over the coming weeks. You too can help by making a contribution!

We have a range of options for supporters, with something to suit everyone. Firstly, if you have been a ‘Friend’ in the past we would like to invite you renew your donations for the current year if you haven’t already done so. And if you are already a ‘Friend’ you are more than welcome to make an additional donation if you are able.

Friend: € 50
Good Friend: € 100
Best Friend: € 225
Close Friend: € 750
Ultimate Friend: € 1,500
Extra free donation with the message ‘CORONA’

You can make donations via bank transfer to the account number BE70 1325 2526 3125, (account name: CASCO Phil vzw) and in your message either give the name of the formula you want (ie ‘Good Friend’, ‘Best Friend’ etc.) and/or write the message ‘CORONA’.

We very much hope to see you again very soon at one of our concerts in Mechelen or elsewhere. In the meantime, we hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy, with care and solidarity for everyone in our community. And thank you in advance for your support.

#Stayinside #Staysafe

POSTPONED: Audition Violin & Viola

14 March 2020

As a result of the Corona epidemic, the audition will be postponed.
We will keep you informed about a new date.

Violin (1st and 2nd) & Viola (tutti and principal)

If you are fine musician, open-minded and motivated, don’t wait and candidate!
We don’t do what most do and do what most don’t.
So If you feel CASCO, send your resume to!
Closing date: March 2nd
Auditions: March 15th, Conservatorium Brussels

Win a concert in your living room!

14 October 2019

Ever wondered what it would be like to have CASCO Phil playing in your living room? Now is your chance to find out!
Order your tickets for the New Year’s concert before the First of November and win a unique concert in your living room.
Mail your receipt to and, who knows, you might be the lucky winner we draw on the Second of November.

Tickets are available here.

Unique Concert Venue

30 September 2019

The city of Mechelen invested 150,000 euros to optimally equip the Sint-Pieter and Paul church as a unique concert venue. The beautiful historic church has a capacity of 300 people and has the most modern and technical needs installed.

On Saturday the 4th of January you can come and admire the result with your own eyes (and ears) during our New Year’s concert.

➡️ Tickets: ⬅️

OdeGand: Mighty Music Festival!

13 September 2019

One more day until  OdeGand: Mighty Music Festival! Where can you see CASCO Phil perform?

🥪 In the new work of composer Frank Nuyts, the composer and musicians address the important question: What if we are closer to our own last supper than we think? Buy your tickets now and be sure of a place in the refectory of the STAM – Ghent City Museum.

🎻 At the closing spectacle of OdeGand you can spot our string quartet on stage with Sioen. An exceptional live premiere that you certainly don’t want to miss!

More info? Click here.

Studio Stan

4 September 2019

The 54-year-old Carine goes through life as “the singing bus driver.” She sings passionately and in Ghents. She shares the videos of her singing sessions on her Facebook page. Carine wants to get rid of the acidification on her bus. CASCO Phil accompanied her for a recording of This is my life. You can watch it here.

Summer @ Casco Phil

22 July 2018

Open air concerts coming up on August 15, 22 and 23. Soloists Hanne Roos (soprano) and Alberto Martinez (baryton) will join us. Free entrance, all information on our concert page.

10 years Casco Phil!

8 March 2018

Musical fireworks, a cannon full of rhythmic confetti, shimmering harmonies and polished instruments: CASCO Phil will celebrate its 10th anniversary in style!
Be our guest on March 15th in deSingel in Antwerp and book your tickets:

Happy New Year!

1 January 2018

All best wishes for a healthy and happy 2018! 

Let’s celebrate together at one of our upcoming New Year Concerts!
For more information: have a look at our Calender-page.

Auditions coming up!

21 September 2017

Casco Phil is looking for players to join our core ensemble and organizes an audition on October 26 between 10:00 and 15:00 in Mechelen. We seek Violins (1st and 2nd) and Tutti Violas, as well as a Principal Viola. We look for people that are both fine musicians as well as open-minded, motivated and communicative people. We offer a project based engagement as a fixed member of the group and play approx. 20 concerts per year plus some recordings.
More information about repertoire and details: or