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Mon 20.05.19 20:00

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2019 - Final violin

Organized by Queen Elisabeth Competition The Queen Elisabeth Competition and The Belgian National Orchestra: a golden duo A test for ambitious musicians and a forum for the world of classical music, the Queen Elisabeth Competition is one of the most prestigious events for talented youngsters. Countl
Tue 21.05.19 20:00

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2019 - Final violin

Organized by Queen Elisabeth Competition The Queen Elisabeth Competition and The Belgian National Orchestra: a golden duo A test for ambitious musicians and a forum for the world of classical music, the Queen Elisabeth Competition is one of the most prestigious events for talented youngsters. Countl
Wed 22.05.19 20:00

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2019 - Final violin

Organized by Queen Elisabeth Competition The Queen Elisabeth Competition and The Belgian National Orchestra: a golden duo A test for ambitious musicians and a forum for the world of classical music, the Queen Elisabeth Competition is one of the most prestigious events for talented youngsters. Countl
Thu 23.05.19 20:00

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2019 - Final violin

Organized by Queen Elisabeth Competition The Queen Elisabeth Competition and The Belgian National Orchestra: a golden duo A test for ambitious musicians and a forum for the world of classical music, the Queen Elisabeth Competition is one of the most prestigious events for talented youngsters. Countl
Fri 24.05.19 20:00

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2019 - Final violin

Organized by Queen Elisabeth Competition The Queen Elisabeth Competition and The Belgian National Orchestra: a golden duo A test for ambitious musicians and a forum for the world of classical music, the Queen Elisabeth Competition is one of the most prestigious events for talented youngsters. Countl
Sat 25.05.19 20:00

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2019 - Final violin

Organized by Queen Elisabeth Competition The Queen Elisabeth Competition and The Belgian National Orchestra: a golden duo A test for ambitious musicians and a forum for the world of classical music, the Queen Elisabeth Competition is one of the most prestigious events for talented youngsters. Countl
Fri 07.06.19 20:00

Star Wars

Organized by MB Productions
Sat 08.06.19 20:00

Star Wars

Organized by MB Productions
Fri 14.06.19 20:00

Antony Hermus & Lorenzo Gatto (violon)

Barefoot and on points - Cinderella on the dance floor "If we want to understand other peoples,” wrote the Hungarian composer and music pedagogue Zoltán Kodály, “there is no better way imaginable than to become acquainted with their folk music.” Kodály put his words into action. Dances from Galanta
Thu 20.06.19 20:00

Fête de la musique

Jan Willem de Vriend, Direction Solenne Païdassi, Koncertmeister Soloist : 1st prizewinner Queen Elisabeth Competition 2019 - violin
Fri 21.06.19 20:00

Fête de la musique

Jan Willem de Vriend, Direction Solenne Païdassi, Koncertmeister Soloist : 1st prizewinner Queen Elisabeth Competition 2019 - violin
Fri 28.06.19 20:00

Hugh Wolff

In collaboration with La Monnaie / De Munt The Ring of Lust Over time, Siegfried’s Tod would culminate in Richard Wagner’s magnum opus, The Ring of the Nibelungs . While Wagner worked on the libretto for his heroic opera, he realised that he needed more time to develop the story of his tragic hero.
Sat 20.07.19 20:00

Concert Prelude to the National Holiday

Wed 24.07.19 20:00

Hugh Wolff & Nelson Freire

Sat 07.09.19 14:00

United Music of Brussels 2019

BOZAR, La Monnaie and the Belgian National Orchestra join forces for the fourth time for an artistic encounter with a wide audience. Music emanates from well-known and less familiar locations in the city to mark the opening of this festive season.
Fri 13.09.19 20:00

Hugh Wolff & Vadim Repin

MUSIC AS UTOPIA The orchestra as a soloist? We’re all familiar with the concept of the soloist who performs with an orchestra, like violin virtuoso Vadim Repin, for example, in Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2. With this concert Prokofiev wanted to get away from the old-fashioned; simply a composition of
Fri 27.09.19 20:00

Stanislav Kochanovsky & Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

OTHER THAN THE OTHERS The Mighty Handful, a group of five prominent Russian composers, including Nikolaï Rimsky-Korsakov, set out to create and preserve pure Russian music. So you can see how a title such as Capriccio Espagnol would be unexpected in this context. And yet, the interest in exotic, dif
Sun 29.09.19 15:00

Stanislav Kochanovsky & Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

OTHER THAN THE OTHERS The Mighty Handful, a group of five prominent Russian composers, including Nikolaï Rimsky-Korsakov, set out to create and preserve pure Russian music. So you can see how a title such as Capriccio Espagnol would be unexpected in this context. And yet, the interest in exotic, dif
Thu 03.10.19 20:00

Pierre Bleuse & Esther Yoo (Violin)

RESTLESS PEACE Klärchen tugs at the collar of her doublet as she awaits her Egmont, the popular dissident. “If I were a boy, I would carry his banner into every fight.” Beethoven’s Egmont, after Goethe’s eponymous tragedy, is a musical act of resistance against an impulsive aggressor. A brave politi
Sat 05.10.19 19:00

Pierre Bleuse & Esther Yoo (Violin)

RESTLESS PEACE Klärchen tugs at the collar of her doublet as she awaits her Egmont, the popular dissident. “If I were a boy, I would carry his banner into every fight.” Beethoven’s Egmont, after Goethe’s eponymous tragedy, is a musical act of resistance against an impulsive aggressor. A brave politi
Fri 11.10.19 20:00

James Feddeck & Javier Perianes (Piano)

UNFINISHED Vagueness? Negligence? We have no idea why Franz Schubert never completed his Symphony No. 8. Traditionally, a symphony has four movements, as you can hear in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 – possibly his most known work, with the famous menacing opening motif (short-short-short-long). A subl
Fri 18.10.19 19:00

Michael Schønwandt & Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)

INEXTINGUISHABLE The further we travel northwards, the shorter the days become. In the Arctic Circle the sun never rises above the horizon for several weeks, shrouding everything in a mysterious dark blue light. Perhaps this phenomenon influenced the many magical compositions of so many Scandinavian
Sat 19.10.19 20:00

Michael Schønwandt & Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)

INEXTINGUISHABLE The further we travel northwards, the shorter the days become. In the Arctic Circle the sun never rises above the horizon for several weeks, shrouding everything in a mysterious dark blue light. Perhaps this phenomenon influenced the many magical compositions of so many Scandinavian
Sun 20.10.19 15:00

Michael Schønwandt & Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)

INEXTINGUISHABLE The further we travel northwards, the shorter the days become. In the Arctic Circle the sun never rises above the horizon for several weeks, shrouding everything in a mysterious dark blue light. Perhaps this phenomenon influenced the many magical compositions of so many Scandinavian
Fri 08.11.19 20:00

Hugh Wolff, Sofia Fomina (Soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), the Octopus choir, Brussels Chamber Choir

RESURRECTION “Rise again, yes, you shall rise again, My dust, after a short rest!”. These lines from a religious ode by Friedrich Klopstock were recited at the funeral of the famous conductor Hans von Bülow. After hearing those, Gustav Mahler, a good friend and admirer of von Bülow, wrote: “It struc
Sat 09.11.19 20:00

Hugh Wolff, Sofia Fomina (Soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), the Octopus choir, Brussels Chamber Choir

RESURRECTION “Rise again, yes, you shall rise again, My dust, after a short rest!”. These lines from a religious ode by Friedrich Klopstock were recited at the funeral of the famous conductor Hans von Bülow. After hearing those, Gustav Mahler, a good friend and admirer of von Bülow, wrote: “It struc
Sun 17.11.19 15:00

Hugh Wolff & Steven Isserlis (Cello)

COSMOPOLITAN “Do you compose the music or does the music compose you?”, a southern Chinese monk once asked Tan Dun. And Tan only found the answer to this question when he composed his opera Marco Polo. Different sounds and musical cultures have guided him, throughout his life and work, as you can he
Sat 23.11.19 11:00

Family concert : Ela Stic

Every day on the way to the school of earthworms, Ela Stic meets a mysterious but very kind bird. Ela did not dare to tell her parents that she would like to have such a bird for a friend. Mom and Dad Stic warn their daughter every day about the dangers lurking below and above the ground. Fortunatel
Sat 23.11.19 14:00

Family concert : Ela Stic

Every day on the way to the school of earthworms, Ela Stic meets a mysterious but very kind bird. Ela did not dare to tell her parents that she would like to have such a bird for a friend. Mom and Dad Stic warn their daughter every day about the dangers lurking below and above the ground. Fortunatel
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Fri 29.11.19 20:00

Cristian Macelaru & Andrei Ioniţă (cello)

ROADS TO A NEW BEGINNING In 1919, Edward Elgar underwent a tonsillectomy, which was quite a dangerous operation for such an elderly man. When he regained consciousness, he jotted down the melody that would become the first theme of his Cello Concerto. The young Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniță will pe
© Nikolaj Lund
Sun 01.12.19 15:00

Cristian Macelaru & Andrei Ioniţă (cello)

ROADS TO A NEW BEGINNING In 1919, Edward Elgar underwent a tonsillectomy, which was quite a dangerous operation for such an elderly man. When he regained consciousness, he jotted down the melody that would become the first theme of his Cello Concerto. The young Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniță will pe
Fri 06.12.19 20:00

Hartmut Haenchen & Lukáš Vondráček (Piano)

BRUCKNER/BRAHMS #2 As is often the case with artists, Bruckner’s talent was only really appreciated after his death. His symphonies became immensely popular during the 20th century, largely because of the emergence of long playing records, which proved eminently suited for the length and repetitive
Sat 07.12.19 20:00

Hartmut Haenchen & Lukáš Vondráček (Piano)

BRUCKNER/BRAHMS #2 As is often the case with artists, Bruckner’s talent was only really appreciated after his death. His symphonies became immensely popular during the 20th century, largely because of the emergence of long playing records, which proved eminently suited for the length and repetitive
Fri 20.12.19 18:00

Christmas concert : The Snow Maiden

In 1873, the Bolshoi Theater commissioned this work from Alexander Ostrovsky. The latter engaged Tchaikovsky for the composition of the music. Who else but him to recreate the magic of Christmas crystallized in The Snow Maiden? The Snow Maiden (Snégourochka in Russian) is a recurring character in So
Sat 21.12.19 18:00

Christmas concert : The Snow Maiden

In 1873, the Bolshoi Theater commissioned this work from Alexander Ostrovsky. The latter engaged Tchaikovsky for the composition of the music. Who else but him to recreate the magic of Christmas crystallized in The Snow Maiden? The Snow Maiden (Snégourochka in Russian) is a recurring character in So
Sun 05.01.20 15:00

New year's concert 2020

WALTZING AWAY The nineteenth century was a turbulent time in Europa. For example, in just one hundred years, France evolved from a monarchy to a republic, to become an empire and finally a republic again. The rich Parisians, however, preferred to concentrate on other matters: “People spoke of nothin
Tue 07.01.20 20:00

New year's concert 2020

WALTZING AWAY The nineteenth century was a turbulent time in Europa. For example, in just one hundred years, France evolved from a monarchy to a republic, to become an empire and finally a republic again. The rich Parisians, however, preferred to concentrate on other matters: “People spoke of nothin
Fri 10.01.20 19:00

New year's concert 2020

WALTZING AWAY The nineteenth century was a turbulent time in Europa. For example, in just one hundred years, France evolved from a monarchy to a republic, to become an empire and finally a republic again. The rich Parisians, however, preferred to concentrate on other matters: “People spoke of nothin
Thu 16.01.20 20:00

Hugh Wolff, Katia & Marielle Labeque (Piano)

SISTERS IN CONCERT Like Wolfgang, his sister Maria Anna Mozart was a musical child prodigy. Their father Leopold took them everywhere to showcase their talent. Nannerl, as she was called by the family, received much praise everywhere she performed for her work on the harpsichord and the pianoforte.
Fri 17.01.20 20:00

Hugh Wolff, Katia & Marielle Labeque (Piano)

SISTERS IN CONCERT Like Wolfgang, his sister Maria Anna Mozart was a musical child prodigy. Their father Leopold took them everywhere to showcase their talent. Nannerl, as she was called by the family, received much praise everywhere she performed for her work on the harpsichord and the pianoforte.
Sun 19.01.20 15:00

Hugh Wolff, Katia & Marielle Labeque (Piano)

SISTERS IN CONCERT Like Wolfgang, his sister Maria Anna Mozart was a musical child prodigy. Their father Leopold took them everywhere to showcase their talent. Nannerl, as she was called by the family, received much praise everywhere she performed for her work on the harpsichord and the pianoforte.
Sun 26.01.20 15:00

Hugh Wolff, Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Marianne Beate Kielland (Mezzo-soprano), Thomas Walker (Tenor), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass-Baritone), Capella Amsterdam & Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne

MISSA SOLEMNIS The young Beethoven strongly believed in the ideals of the Enlightenment, a free brotherhood of equals. That is why he composed a symphony dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte, who would end up the feudal system following the French Revolution. When Bonaparte crowned himself emperor, howev
Fri 14.02.20 20:00

Hugh Wolff & Renaud Capuçon (Violin)

BACK TO NATURE “For all things change, making way for each other.” That is how Euripides summed up the power of nature, which is constantly changing and evolving. This idea is also reflected in the violin concerto Aufgang, in which “the conflict between darkness and the blinding light is the driving
Sun 16.02.20 15:00

Hugh Wolff & Renaud Capuçon (Violin)

SPRING RHAPSODY The violinist Renaud Capuçon will remain in Brussels to regale us with another concert. We will have another chance to enjoy Schumann’s Symphony no. 1 and Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Our conductor Hugh Wolff has a longstanding relationship with the latter work, which he recorded wi
Sat 22.02.20 20:00

Andrew Gourlay & Lorenzo Gatto (Violin)

ORIGINALS “A symphony with a violin solo” is how the composer Hector Berlioz described Henri Vieuxtemps’s Violin Concerto no. 4. And the orchestra does indeed play a prominent role in this composition. Vieuxtemps makes the listener wait for the soloist, opening his concerto with a stately andante fo
Thu 05.03.20 20:15

Hartmut Haenchen & Lars Vogt (Piano)

BRUCKNER/BRAHMS #3 When Anton Bruckner met his great example Richard Wagner for the first time, it is said that he fell to his knees in admiration. And long after this first encounter he refused to sit down whenever Wagner was in the room. While composing his Symphony No. 7 he received news that Wag
Sun 08.03.20 15:00

Hartmut Haenchen & Lars Vogt (Piano)

BRUCKNER/BRAHMS #3 When Anton Bruckner met his great example Richard Wagner for the first time, it is said that he fell to his knees in admiration. And long after this first encounter he refused to sit down whenever Wagner was in the room. While composing his Symphony No. 7 he received news that Wag
Fri 20.03.20 20:00

Stanislav Kochanovsky

BELLS OF INFERNO Any traveler passing through Poland may realize that existence has long been strongly governed by religion. This cultural baggage has also strongly influenced the works of several musicians. Thus Paweł Łukaszewski composed Ego sum pastor bonus (« I am a good pastor »). Witold Lutosl
Fri 27.03.20 20:00

Dirk Brossé & Branford Marsalis (Saxophone)

As part of Klarafestival
Sun 26.04.20 15:00

Hugh Wolff & Nelson Freire

BEETHOVEN 2020 Beethoven described his Symphony no. 7 as “my most excellent symphony”. And the public agrees with him, as it is considered one of the composer’s most beloved works. In addition, Nelson Freire, one of the greatest pianists of our time, will be honouring us with his presence to perform
Fri 08.05.20 20:00

Hugh Wolff & Martin Grubinger (Percussion)

RYTHM & PERCUSSION Indoafrica, Eurasia and the Americas. Those were the names of the three supercontinents which existed long before people walked on the face of this earth. The composer Avner Dorman has tried to create ‘imaginary snapshots’ of these continents at different points in time. He commen
Tue 02.06.20 20:00

Jochen Rieder, Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor) & Clémentine Margaine (Mezzo-soprano)

A FRENCH KISS OF JONAS KAUFMANN “I thought it was real,” Jonas Kaufmann recalls his first opera he ever saw aged seven, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. “I was destroyed when the singer performing Madama Butterfly came out for the curtain calls and she wasn’t dead anymore.” Since almost two decades ago,
Sat 06.06.20 20:30

Jochen Rieder, Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor) & Clémentine Margaine (Mezzo-soprano)

A FRENCH KISS OF JONAS KAUFMANN “I thought it was real,” Jonas Kaufmann recalls his first opera he ever saw aged seven, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. “I was destroyed when the singer performing Madama Butterfly came out for the curtain calls and she wasn’t dead anymore.” Since almost two decades ago,
Thu 02.07.20 20:00

Carmina Burana

The Belgian National Orchestra , the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, and BOZAR join forces for this Carl Orff classic – one of the most instantly recognisable works in the repertoire. The powerful opening chorus sets the tone for an exhilarating ode to life in all its glory and misery. While neither