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Thu 07.03.24 20:00

Film Symphonic: The Phantom of the Opera with Frank Strobel

1920S HORROR MOVIE German conductor Frank Strobel is a pioneer of film concerts. In this concert he conducts the score composed by Carl Davis in 1996 to accompany the American silent horror film The Phantom of the Opera. In the early 1920s, New Zealand director Rupert Julian conceived the idea of
Fri 15.03.24 20:00

Vivier, Henderickx & Stravinsky

COSMIC RITUAL Canadian composer Claude Vivier (1948-1983) once called his composition for soprano and orchestra Lonely Child "a long song about loneliness". This key work of spectral music does not use chords, harmonies or counterpoint. Homophonic music - a single melody - is in the composer's words
Fri 29.03.24 20:00

Khachatryan plays Bruch

VIOLIN CONCERTO AND A LOVE STORY The Tatar-born Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, now 92, grew up under Stalin, received an encouraging speech from Shostakovich at her composition final exam in Moscow and has been living as a kind of hermit near Hamburg since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The
Sat 30.03.24 20:00

Khachatryan plays Bruch

VIOLIN CONCERTO AND A LOVE STORY The Tatar-born Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, now 92, grew up under Stalin, received an encouraging speech from Shostakovich at her composition final exam in Moscow and has been living as a kind of hermit near Hamburg since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The
Sun 14.04.24 15:00

Mahler 6 & Goerner plays Mozart

THE TRAGIC When a radio interviewer asked the world-renowned Argentine pianist Nelson Goerner what exactly he admired about Mozart’s Twentythird Piano Concerto, he listed the following: “the surprising simplicity, the musical depth and the mysterious contemplation”. By this he was referring
Fri 19.04.24 20:30

Tchaikovsky 5 & Florian Noack plays Medtner

FATE TRYING TO ESCAPE Coriolanus was a Roman patrician who tried to become consul after several military successes. When this failed, he turned against Rome. He made an alliance with a hostile people and laid siege to his own home town. At the height of the battle, Rome sent a group of women to
Sat 20.04.24 20:00

Tchaikovsky 5 & Florian Noack plays Medtner

FATE TRYING TO ESCAPE Coriolanus was a Roman patrician who tried to become consul after several military successes. When this failed, he turned against Rome. He made an alliance with a hostile people and laid siege to his own home town. At the height of the battle, Rome sent a group of women to
Sun 21.04.24 18:00

Tchaikovsky 5 & Florian Noack plays Medtner

FATE TRYING TO ESCAPE Coriolanus was a Roman patrician who tried to become consul after several military successes. When this failed, he turned against Rome. He made an alliance with a hostile people and laid siege to his own home town. At the height of the battle, Rome sent a group of women to
Thu 25.04.24 20:00

Film Symphonic Joker with Dirk Brossé

OSCAR-WINNING SCORE The psychological thriller Joker was undoubtedly one of the most memorable films of the year 2019. The unique origin story surrounding Arthur Fleck, who eventually becomes the psychopathic supervillain terrorizing Gotham City, could charm friend and foe of the Batman universe
Fri 03.05.24 20:00

Symphonic Hour - Mussorgsky & González-Monjas plays and conducts Mozart

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION Our first guest conductor Roberto González-Monjas began his career as a violin soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician. Today, in addition to being a conductor, he is still active as a violinist. Sometimes he plays and conducts at the same time, as in his sensational
Mon 27.05.24 20:00

Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition - Violin

Tickets will go on sale as from Tuesday 20 February 2024. Since its inception in the 1930s, the Queen Elisabeth Competition has become one of the most prestigious references for aspiring musical talent. Named after the Belgian Queen who had a particularly strong love for the arts, the Competition is
Tue 28.05.24 20:00

Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition - Violin

Tickets will go on sale as from Tuesday 20 February 2024. Since its inception in the 1930s, the Queen Elisabeth Competition has become one of the most prestigious references for aspiring musical talent. Named after the Belgian Queen who had a particularly strong love for the arts, the Competition is
Wed 29.05.24 20:00

Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition - Violin

Tickets will go on sale as from Tuesday 20 February 2024. Since its inception in the 1930s, the Queen Elisabeth Competition has become one of the most prestigious references for aspiring musical talent. Named after the Belgian Queen who had a particularly strong love for the arts, the Competition is
Thu 30.05.24 20:00

Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition - Violin

Tickets will go on sale as from Tuesday 20 February 2024. Since its inception in the 1930s, the Queen Elisabeth Competition has become one of the most prestigious references for aspiring musical talent. Named after the Belgian Queen who had a particularly strong love for the arts, the Competition is
Fri 31.05.24 20:00

Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition - Violin

Tickets will go on sale as from Tuesday 20 February 2024. Since its inception in the 1930s, the Queen Elisabeth Competition has become one of the most prestigious references for aspiring musical talent. Named after the Belgian Queen who had a particularly strong love for the arts, the Competition is
Sat 01.06.24 20:00

Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition - Violin

Tickets will go on sale as from Tuesday 20 February 2024. Since its inception in the 1930s, the Queen Elisabeth Competition has become one of the most prestigious references for aspiring musical talent. Named after the Belgian Queen who had a particularly strong love for the arts, the Competition is
Fri 14.06.24 20:00

Dvořák 6 & Beatrice Rana plays Mozart

MOZART’S DARK SIDE The Othello overture is the last of three concert overtures written by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák in the early 1890s. While In Nature’s Realm and the Carnival Overture describe nature and life, the Othello overture deals with love. Inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy, Dvořák
Fri 21.06.24 20:00

FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE

The Hungarian composer György Ligeti, like his compatriots Bartók and Kodály, was particularly interested in Romanian folk music. Around 1950, he studied at the Institute of Folklore in Bucharest and participated in several trips to record Romanian and Hungarian folk music. Ligeti composed the