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Thu 24.11.22 19:30

A city full of music

The Belgian National Orchestra, la Monnaie and Bozar step outside their walls and join forces to bring music to the streets of Brussels. The fifth edition of United Music Of Brussels presents a musical adventure that brings artists together across different atmospheres and in close contact with the
Fri 25.11.22 12:00

A city full of music

The Belgian National Orchestra, la Monnaie and Bozar step outside their walls and join forces to bring music to the streets of Brussels. The fifth edition of United Music Of Brussels presents a musical adventure that brings artists together across different atmospheres and in close contact with the
Fri 25.11.22 20:00

Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra - Jean-Luc Fafchamps Symphony 1 - Free Entrance

A key component of this concert is the world premiere of the First Symphony by Brussels pianist and composer Jean-Luc Fafchamps. A name that is now rather familiar: Fafchamps is not only a founding member of Ictus, the Brussels ensemble for contemporary music, he also composed the compulsory piece
Sat 26.11.22 11:30

A city full of music

The Belgian National Orchestra, la Monnaie and Bozar step outside their walls and join forces to bring music to the streets of Brussels. The fifth edition of United Music Of Brussels presents a musical adventure that brings artists together across different atmospheres and in close contact with the
Fri 02.12.22 20:00

FIREBIRD

In collaboration with ONDRAF/NIRAS, the Belgian National Orchestra is organising the performance FIREBIRD. This crossover concert, a connection between visual arts and music, is a poetic reflection on our energy consumption, our dealings with nuclear energy and the problems surrounding nuclear waste
Sun 04.12.22 11:00

Wake up with Brass and Percussion

Four musicians of the Belgian National Orchestra join forces with as many young instrumentalists for a vibrant family concert. On stage are two energetic percussionists and six enthusiastic brass players. Together they perform a light-footed programme with short works highlighting specific
Fri 09.12.22 20:00

Camille Thomas & Britten - Stravinsky

The Académie royale de Belgique, founded in 1772, is celebrating its 250th anniversary! In honour of this celebration, the Belgian National Orchestra, conducted by the Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada, performs music by some of the most illustrious Académie members: Igor Stravinsky, Benjamin Britten
Sat 10.12.22 19:00

Camille Thomas & Britten - Stravinsky

The Académie royale de Belgique, founded in 1772, is celebrating its 250th anniversary! In honour of this celebration, the Belgian National Orchestra, conducted by the Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada, performs music by some of the most illustrious Académie members: Igor Stravinsky, Benjamin Britten
Thu 15.12.22 19:30

Film Symphonic : The Great Escape - Full symphony, Dirk Brossé

The Hollywood film The Great Escape is based on a true story. During World War II, as many as 76 prisoners managed to escape from Stalag Luft III, a German prisoner of war camp in present-day Poland. The entire camp population worked on the plan for months, digging a tunnel more than 100 metres long
Fri 16.12.22 20:30

Film Symphonic : The Great Escape - Full symphony, Dirk Brossé

The Hollywood film The Great Escape is based on a true story. During World War II, as many as 76 prisoners managed to escape from Stalag Luft III, a German prisoner of war camp in present-day Poland. The entire camp population worked on the plan for months, digging a tunnel more than 100 metres long
Wed 21.12.22 18:00

Winter Concert - Mozart Viva la Libertà!

Every year, Bozar and the Belgian National Orchestra organise a heart-warming family performance just before the Christmas holidays. This year, the French artist collective Les Clés d’Ecoute, specialised in performances for young audiences presents a brand-new production based on the music of Mozart
Fri 23.12.22 18:00

Winter Concert - Mozart Viva la Libertà!

Every year, Bozar and the Belgian National Orchestra organise a heart-warming family performance just before the Christmas holidays. This year, the French artist collective Les Clés d’Ecoute, specialised in performances for young audiences presents a brand-new production based on the music of Mozart
Thu 29.12.22 20:00

Sylvester Konzert - Beethoven & Schubert

Beethoven's ballet Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus presents an update of the Greek myth of Prometheus, which was greatly inspired by Enlightenment ideology. Prometheus does not bring mankind fire, but rather introduces them to the sciences and the arts. Beethoven premiered his Piano Concerto No. 4 in
Fri 06.01.23 19:00

New Year’s Concert – Waltzes, Opera and Film Music

The Belgian National Orchestra kicks off the new year under the baton of American conductor Ryan McAdams. Besides works by the ‘King of Waltz’ Johann Strauss Jr – including the well-known An der schönen blauen Donau – the orchestra will perform several opera and operetta excerpts by Jacques
Sun 08.01.23 15:00

New Year’s Concert – Waltzes, Opera and Film Music

The Belgian National Orchestra kicks off the new year under the baton of American conductor Ryan McAdams. Besides works by the ‘King of Waltz’ Johann Strauss Jr – including the well-known An der schönen blauen Donau – the orchestra will perform several opera and operetta excerpts by Jacques
Sat 14.01.23 14:00

FIREBIRD

In collaboration with ONDRAF/NIRAS, the Belgian National Orchestra is organising the performance FIREBIRD. This crossover concert, a connection between visual arts and music, is a poetic reflection on our energy consumption, our dealings with nuclear energy and the problems surrounding nuclear waste
Sun 15.01.23 15:00

New Year’s Concert – Waltzes, Opera and Film Music

The Belgian National Orchestra kicks off the new year under the baton of American conductor Ryan McAdams. Besides works by the ‘King of Waltz’ Johann Strauss Jr – including the well-known An der schönen blauen Donau – the orchestra will perform several opera and operetta excerpts by Jacques
Sat 21.01.23 20:00

Daniel Lozakovich & Mendelssohn - Brahms

Benjamin Britten sailed across the Atlantic with his life partner Peter Pears in 1939, partly because his pacifist stance in the period just before the Second World War broke out caused problems in his homeland of Great Britain. One of the works Britten wrote during his ‘American period’ was the
Sun 22.01.23 15:00

Daniel Lozakovich & Mendelssohn - Brahms

Benjamin Britten sailed across the Atlantic with his life partner Peter Pears in 1939, partly because his pacifist stance in the period just before the Second World War broke out caused problems in his homeland of Great Britain. One of the works Britten wrote during his ‘American period’ was the
Wed 25.01.23 20:00

A Night at the Opera with Angela Gheorghiu

The Romanian opera star Angela Gheorghiu is one of the great sopranos of our time. She made her international debut at the Royal Opera House in 1992. After that, her career really took off: in the same year she sang Mimi (La Bohème) in London and Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore) at the Wiener Staatsoper
Sat 28.01.23 20:00

A Night at the Opera with Angela Gheorghiu

The Romanian opera star Angela Gheorghiu is one of the great sopranos of our time. She made her international debut at the Royal Opera House in 1992. After that, her career really took off: in the same year she sang Mimi (La Bohème) in London and Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore) at the Wiener Staatsoper
Fri 03.02.23 20:00

Rachmaninoff festival - Complete Piano concertos

In two titanic concerts, the Belgian National Orchestra performs all the piano concertos by the Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, as well as the Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, also written for piano and orchestra. Two world-class pianists have been engaged for this mammoth undertaking: Uzbek
Sun 05.02.23 15:00

Rachmaninoff festival - Complete Piano concertos

In two titanic concerts, the Belgian National Orchestra performs all the piano concertos by the Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, as well as the Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, also written for piano and orchestra. Two world-class pianists have been engaged for this mammoth undertaking: Uzbek
Fri 10.02.23 20:00

Silver & Garburg Brahms - Elgar Enigma Variations

The world-famous Silver-Garburg piano duo commissioned the Austrian composer Richard Dünser to write a new arrangement of Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1. Originally written for piano, violin, viola and cello, this composition now resounds in a version for four hands piano and string orchestra
Wed 22.02.23 19:30

Silver & Garburg Brahms - Elgar Enigma Variations

The world-famous Silver-Garburg piano duo commissioned the Austrian composer Richard Dünser to write a new arrangement of Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1. Originally written for piano, violin, viola and cello, this composition now resounds in a version for four hands piano and string orchestra
Thu 23.02.23 19:30

Silver & Garburg Brahms - Elgar Enigma Variations

The world-famous Silver-Garburg piano duo commissioned the Austrian composer Richard Dünser to write a new arrangement of Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1. Originally written for piano, violin, viola and cello, this composition now resounds in a version for four hands piano and string orchestra
Fri 24.02.23 19:30

Silver & Garburg Brahms - Elgar Enigma Variations

The world-famous Silver-Garburg piano duo commissioned the Austrian composer Richard Dünser to write a new arrangement of Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1. Originally written for piano, violin, viola and cello, this composition now resounds in a version for four hands piano and string orchestra
Thu 02.03.23 20:00

Flamenco Night - de Falla El sombrero de tres picos

Spain’s most famous composer, Manuel de Falla, returned to Madrid shortly after the beginning of the First World War, having lived in Paris for seven years. There, he composed El amor brujo (The bewitched love), a ballet about an Andalusian gypsy woman who is harassed by the ghost of her deceased
Fri 17.03.23 20:00

Josef Špaček & Beethoven - John Luther Adams Become Ocean

Human voices only, written in 2014, is the first orchestral work by Belgian composer and avant-garde jazz pianist Kris Defoort. He found his inspiration for this piece in Morocco: “I was on a flat roof during Ramadan and everywhere I heard these chants, infinite melodies that consist of only a few
Fri 24.03.23 20:00

Mehldau by Mehldau - Luc Brewaeys Debussy Préludes

Debussy’s Préludes belong to the canon of piano repertoire. Debussy gave each of these 24 short character pieces a descriptive title (e.g. Danseuses de Delphes, Minstrels and Brouillards). In each case he notated them not at the beginning but at the end of the Préludes, so that the titles should be
Fri 31.03.23 20:00

Arabella Steinbacher & Korngold - Larcher

Polish composer Witold Lutosławski composed his Symphony No. 1 under extremely difficult circumstances. The first movement was composed between 1941 and 1944 in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. A few days before the Warsaw Uprising, Lutosławski fled with his draft scores to a nearby village. In 1945, he
Sat 22.04.23 20:00

Belgian National Orchestra & La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra – Glière 3

Reinhold Glière’s Symphony No. 3 is seldom performed: the vast instrumentation, the length and the technical difficulty make each performance a real challenge. To perform this phenomenal composition, a monument of Slavic culture, in Bozar, the Belgian National Orchestra is working with the La
Fri 28.04.23 20:00

Alexandre Kantorow & Tchaikovsky 2 - Prokofiev

The modernism of the Tatar-Russian composer Sofia Gubaidoelina was not appreciated in the Soviet Union. She was only allowed to compose music for documentaries, animation films and radio programmes. Her composition Fairy-Tale Poem began as music to accompany a radio broadcast of the Czech fairy tale
Sat 29.04.23 19:00

Alexandre Kantorow & Tchaikovsky 2 - Prokofiev

The modernism of the Tatar-Russian composer Sofia Gubaidoelina was not appreciated in the Soviet Union. She was only allowed to compose music for documentaries, animation films and radio programmes. Her composition Fairy-Tale Poem began as music to accompany a radio broadcast of the Czech fairy tale
Sat 06.05.23 20:00

Hartmut Haenchen & Bruckner 9 - Te Deum

In recent years, the renowned German conductor Hartmut Haenchen, who as music director in the 1990s led the Dutch National Opera and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra to unprecedented feats of brilliance, has conducted a lot of research into Bruckner’s symphonies. One of the fruits of this is
Sun 21.05.23 15:00

Emmanuel Pahud, Anneleen Lennaerts & Mozart - Beethoven

After initial studies in Seoul, the South Korean composer Unsuk Chin moved to Hamburg in the 1980s, where she was taught for three years by none other than the Hungarian composer György Ligeti. One of her most recent pieces is Subito con forza, a concert opener she wrote in 2020 on the occasion of
Fri 26.05.23 19:30

Film Symphonic : Vertigo - Alfred Hitchcock full symphony – Frank Strobel

The German conductor Frank Strobel is a pioneer of film concerts. He introduced the Western world to the film music of Alfred Schnittke, reconstructed the score Prokofiev wrote for the Soviet film Alexander Nevsky and conducted the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at the world premiere of the restored
Sat 10.06.23 20:00

Julien Libeer & Debussy / Ravel

Julien Libeer is a leading classical pianist in Belgium. Since receiving the prestigious Juventus Prize at the age of 20, he has been hailed by domestic and foreign press as one of the most striking musical personalities of the young generation. In recent years, he has been a guest at major venues
Fri 16.06.23 20:00

Baiba Skride & Mozart - Lutosławski

The American jazz pianist and composer Anthony Davis has written many engaging operas, including one about the African American civil rights activist Malcolm X and about the Central Park jogger case, a court case in which black and Latino youths were convicted of a rape they did not commit
Wed 21.06.23 20:00

Fête de la Musique

Throughout his life, Mendelssohn was fascinated by the works of Shakespeare. At the age of 17, after reading a German translation, he wrote a concert overture to the romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Many years later, at the request of the King of Prussia, Mendelssohn also composed
Tue 27.06.23 20:00

A Night at the Opera with Rolando Villazón

The Franco-Mexican opera star Rolando Villazón enchants audiences worldwide with his phenomenal vocal control and unparalleled charisma. Known as “the most charming of today’s divos” (The Times) with “a wonderfully virile voice ... ‘grandezza’, elegance and power” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), Villazón is
Thu 29.06.23 20:00

A Night at the Opera with Rolando Villazón

The Franco-Mexican opera star Rolando Villazón enchants audiences worldwide with his phenomenal vocal control and unparalleled charisma. Known as “the most charming of today’s divos” (The Times) with “a wonderfully virile voice ... ‘grandezza’, elegance and power” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), Villazón is