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Fri 24.09.21 20:00

Simon Diricq & Ibert

SYMPHONIC COMEDY The Concertino da camera by the French composer Jacques Ibert is a 12-minute work for alto saxophone and ensemble. A technically challenging first movement is followed by a second movement in two parts: after a lyrical passage with a blues vibe, a virtuosic cadenza closes the Concer
Fri 01.10.21 20:00

Kopatchinskaja & Mendelssohn / Beethoven 6

NATURE AS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION With the suite Le Tombeau de Couperin , composed for solo piano, Maurice Ravel commemorated some of his friends who lost their lives during the First World War. He later arranged four of the six movements for orchestra. With Le Tombeau de Couperin , Ravel also paid
Sat 02.10.21 20:00

Kopatchinskaja & Mendelssohn / Beethoven 6

NATURE AS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION With the suite Le Tombeau de Couperin , composed for solo piano, Maurice Ravel commemorated some of his friends who lost their lives during the First World War. He later arranged four of the six movements for orchestra. With Le Tombeau de Couperin , Ravel also paid
Sun 03.10.21 15:00

Kopatchinskaja & Mendelssohn / Beethoven 6

NATURE AS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION With the suite Le Tombeau de Couperin , composed for solo piano, Maurice Ravel commemorated some of his friends who lost their lives during the First World War. He later arranged four of the six movements for orchestra. With Le Tombeau de Couperin , Ravel also paid
Fri 15.10.21 20:00

Festival van Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen

George Pehlivanian , conductor Lucas Debargue , piano Emma Posman , soprano
Fri 22.10.21 20:00

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

FAREWELL TO THE WORLD No other composer has wished the world farewell so eloquently, so poignantly and so frequently as Gustav Mahler. Time and again death returns in his work: at times soft and reassuring, and at times angry and violent. Das Lied von der Erde , composed during an extremely difficul
Sat 23.10.21 19:00

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

FAREWELL TO THE WORLD No other composer has wished the world farewell so eloquently, so poignantly and so frequently as Gustav Mahler. Time and again death returns in his work: at times soft and reassuring, and at times angry and violent. Das Lied von der Erde , composed during an extremely difficul
Sun 24.10.21 15:00

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

FAREWELL TO THE WORLD No other composer has wished the world farewell so eloquently, so poignantly and so frequently as Gustav Mahler. Time and again death returns in his work: at times soft and reassuring, and at times angry and violent. Das Lied von der Erde , composed during an extremely difficul
Thu 04.11.21 20:00

Jean-Yves Thibaudet & Liszt 2 / Scheherazade

AN EASTERN FAIRYTALE WORLD The first drafts of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 date back to the time when he was travelling across Europe as a piano virtuoso. He completed the score in Weimar, where he was appointed Kapellmeister in 1842, and then revised it four times before he finally allowed it to b
Fri 05.11.21 20:00

Jean-Yves Thibaudet & Liszt 2 / Scheherazade

AN EASTERN FAIRYTALE WORLD The first drafts of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 date back to the time when he was travelling across Europe as a piano virtuoso. He completed the score in Weimar, where he was appointed Kapellmeister in 1842, and then revised it four times before he finally allowed it to b
Sat 06.11.21 20:00

Jean-Yves Thibaudet & Liszt 2 / Scheherazade

AN EASTERN FAIRYTALE WORLD The first drafts of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 date back to the time when he was travelling across Europe as a piano virtuoso. He completed the score in Weimar, where he was appointed Kapellmeister in 1842, and then revised it four times before he finally allowed it to b
Sat 13.11.21 19:00

Mozart Great Mass in C minor

MOZART’S DIVINE VOICE Mozart composed no fewer than 18 masses. The vast majority of these religious works were composed before 1781, when he was in the service of the Salzburg archbishops. After he was dismissed from the archbishop’s court, Mozart established himself as a freelance composer in Vienn
Sun 14.11.21 15:00

Mozart Great Mass in C minor

MOZART’S DIVINE VOICE Mozart composed no fewer than 18 masses. The vast majority of these religious works were composed before 1781, when he was in the service of the Salzburg archbishops. After he was dismissed from the archbishop’s court, Mozart established himself as a freelance composer in Vienn
Fri 26.11.21 20:00

Lise de la Salle & Prokofiev

ARTISTIC FREEDOM Out of the five piano concertos written by the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, the third is the best known. This work in three movements is particularly virtuosic and bursting with vitality. Lyrical passages are humorously embellished with an abundance of dissonants. Prokofiev fi
Sun 05.12.21 15:00

Alisa Weilerstein & Prokofiev

PROKOFIEV'S SINFONIA CONCERTANTE Jacqueline Fontyn is the Grande Dame of Belgian composers. Her works exude freedom, non-conformity and a cosmopolitan world view. Ein (kleiner) Winternachtstraum is a work she composed in 2002 for the Dresden Philharmonic. It was as a young professor at the Moscow Co
Fri 10.12.21 20:00

Hartmut Haenchen & Bruckner / Brahms

SINGLE BUT HAPPY Since 2018 the Belgian National Orchestra has been working on a Bruckner-Brahms cycle with star conductor Hartmut Haenchen. Brahms and Bruckner were contemporary, both lived in Vienna and both concentrated on writing absolute music. Unintentionally they became mutual adversaries: Br
Sat 11.12.21 20:00

Hartmut Haenchen & Bruckner / Brahms

SINGLE BUT HAPPY Since 2018 the Belgian National Orchestra has been working on a Bruckner-Brahms cycle with star conductor Hartmut Haenchen. Brahms and Bruckner were contemporary, both lived in Vienna and both concentrated on writing absolute music. Unintentionally they became mutual adversaries: Br
Fri 17.12.21 20:00

Celebrating (with) Mozart

Last season, the International Opera Academy celebrated its 20 th anniversary. This Ghent academy has already provided postgraduate level training for more than 150 students from 36 countries, preparing them for careers as opera singers or répétiteurs. One year later than planned, the IOA is now abl
Wed 22.12.21 18:00

A Christmas Family Concert

CHRISTMAS WITH MOZART Every year, just before the Christmas holidays, BOZAR and the Belgian National Orchestra put on a heart-warming family show. This year, the French collective Les Clés de l’écoute , specialised in youth performances, will be presenting the compelling story of a bird gradually wi
Thu 23.12.21 18:00

A Christmas Family Concert

CHRISTMAS WITH MOZART Every year, just before the Christmas holidays, BOZAR and the Belgian National Orchestra put on a heart-warming family show. This year, the French collective Les Clés de l’écoute , specialised in youth performances, will be presenting the compelling story of a bird gradually wi
Wed 29.12.21 20:00

Marie-Ange Nguci & Beethoven / Schubert 4

Sons of the Titans Beethoven’s ballet Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus is an update of the Greek myth of Prometheus, now inspired by the ideology of the Enlightenment - Prometheus does not bring fire to humankind but rather an introduction to the sciences and the arts. Beethoven premiered his Piano Conc
Thu 06.01.22 20:00

A Jazzy New year

THE ROARING TWENTIES The American sociologist Nicholas Christakis recently predicted a new ‘roaring twenties’ that may be just around the corner. Just like 100 years ago, when the end of the First World War and eradication of Spanish flu brought an enormous sense of joy and relief, the defeat of COV
Fri 07.01.22 20:00

A Jazzy New year

THE ROARING TWENTIES The American sociologist Nicholas Christakis recently predicted a new ‘roaring twenties’ that may be just around the corner. Just like 100 years ago, when the end of the First World War and eradication of Spanish flu brought an enormous sense of joy and relief, the defeat of COV
Sat 08.01.22 20:00

A Jazzy New year

THE ROARING TWENTIES The American sociologist Nicholas Christakis recently predicted a new ‘roaring twenties’ that may be just around the corner. Just like 100 years ago, when the end of the First World War and eradication of Spanish flu brought an enormous sense of joy and relief, the defeat of COV
Sun 09.01.22 15:00

A Jazzy New year

THE ROARING TWENTIES The American sociologist Nicholas Christakis recently predicted a new ‘roaring twenties’ that may be just around the corner. Just like 100 years ago, when the end of the First World War and eradication of Spanish flu brought an enormous sense of joy and relief, the defeat of COV
Sat 15.01.22 11:00

Hugh Wolff & Prokofiev Revisited

FAMILY AND FRIENDS CONCERT Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev wrote a most impressive symphonic score for his ballet Romeo and Juliet . Indeed, some parts, such as the famous Dance of the Knights , were later used as film scores. Under the direction of conductor Hugh Wolff, the Belgian National Orche
Sat 15.01.22 14:00

Hugh Wolff & Prokofiev Revisited

FAMILY AND FRIENDS CONCERT Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev wrote a most impressive symphonic score for his ballet Romeo and Juliet . Indeed, some parts, such as the famous Dance of the Knights , were later used as film scores. Under the direction of conductor Hugh Wolff, the Belgian National Orche
Sun 16.01.22 15:00

A Jazzy New year

THE ROARING TWENTIES The American sociologist Nicholas Christakis recently predicted a new ‘roaring twenties’ that may be just around the corner. Just like 100 years ago, when the end of the First World War and eradication of Spanish flu brought an enormous sense of joy and relief, the defeat of COV
Sat 22.01.22 20:00

Kirill Gerstein & Thomas Adès

THE CIRCLES OF HELL AND HEAVENLY BODIES Thomas Adès is composer in residence with the Belgian National Orchestra, and for this concert he will be conducting two of his own compositions. The first work to be performed is a suite with the highlights from Inferno , the first segment of a three-part bal
Fri 28.01.22 20:00

Hilary Hahn & Sibelius

FINNISH SAGAS AND FOLK MUSIC The American star violinist Hilary Hahn is the Belgian National Orchestra’s guest. The programme features the Violin Concerto by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Obsessed by Finnish sagas, lakes and forests, Sibelius combines a late romantic style with a modern Nordic
Sun 30.01.22 15:00

Hilary Hahn & Sibelius

FINNISH SAGAS AND FOLK MUSIC The American star violinist Hilary Hahn is the Belgian National Orchestra’s guest. The programme features the Violin Concerto by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Obsessed by Finnish sagas, lakes and forests, Sibelius combines a late romantic style with a modern Nordic