The American-Venezuelan Gabriela Montero, known for her briliant improvisations, is soloist in Grieg's Piano Concerto, the only one he wrote for his favourite instrument and that was an immediate success.
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10:30 & 11:00 Guided tour in the exposition Fernand Léger. Beauty is Everywhere
Hugh Wolff & Gabriela Montero (piano)
Grégory d'Hoop, When Beethoven meets the gusle-player
The Taiwanese-Australian virtuoso Ray Chen, winner of the Yehudi Menuhin and Queen Elisabeth Competitions at a very young age, shines in Tchaikovsky's extremely difficult Violin Concerto.
11:00 Open repetition Belgian National Orchestra
Alexander Scriabin, Mysterium
14:00 Guided tour of the exhibition Spanish Still Life
At the invitation of Klarafestival, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Festival of Flanders-Brussels
In 2016 Norwegian saxophonist and composer Marius Neset released the album ‘Snowmelt’ on the ACT label ̶ a collaboration with the London Sinfonietta chamber orchestra, and its most ambitious project to date.
Belgian National Orchestra conducted by David Ramael.
Queen Elisabeth prize-winner Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort is the soloist in Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto, a work of art reserved for none but the very best. We then turn to the ambiance of Eastern Europe with lyrical works (Lutosławski) and works inspired by folklore (Ligeti).
Bertrand Chamayou, the standard-bearer of the new generation of French pianists, is soloist for Beethoven's lyrical Fourth. It was with this work of revolutionary form that the musical iconoclast raised the concerto to symphonic heights.
The French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras has to draw on all his technical prowess in Prokofiev's Sinfonia concertante, one of the most difficult concertos for this instrument.
‘Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.’ If there is one work that can claim to illustrate these words of Beethoven’s, it is his own Ninth Symphony, with its renowned setting of Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy.