Prokofiev

This is the page for schools. To buy a ticket to attend with your family, click on this link.

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 Orchestra will perform a selection of major highlights from this legendary work.

The young playwright from Ghent, Mats Vandroogenbroeck, takes charge of the staging of this concert, working closely with an actress and a video artist. What can the story of Romeo and Juliet still tell us today? Does love still work in the same way in the digital age? To what extent are online experiences truly authentic?

In the months leading up to the concert, the Belgian National Orchestra will organise workshops in schools and send a preparatory file to the participating schools. During these workshops, young people will delve into these questions and try to find some answers. The resulting materials – short texts, drawings and even digital avatars – will eventually be integrated into the performance, in a unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic, for and with young people!


Hugh Wolff, conductor
Mats Vandroogenbroeck, dramaturgy
Patricia Kargbo, actress
Anton Cla, video

Type: Concert for and by the youngsters

Dates:

  • 14/01/2022 11am & 1:30pm schools
  • 15/01/2022 11am & 2pm friends and families

Location: Center for Fine Arts, rue Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels

Workshops: 2 course hours in your claasroom

Public:

  • Secondary: 1st - 2nd - 3rd grade

Price: Schools concert: €6 per child + one free teacher per 15 children

Coproduction: Belgian National Orchestra & Bozar

Booking: BOZAR 02/507 83 36 - groups@bozar.be - Weekdays 10h >17h, except on Wednesdays