Dear music lover,
Can't you go to a concert hall? Then we'll come to you!
Under the direction of our music director Hugh Wolff and a group of musicians from the Belgian National Orchestra, we will perform an excerpt from Beethoven's Egmont Overture, our "Symphony of Hope". With this ensemble, we hope to bring you back into the atmosphere of a concert for a little while.
In these times of uncertainty and isolation, we want you to hear and feel the power and beauty of music. "Our orchestra and our passion for music contribute to the essence of our society. They make us aware of what we can achieve through close cooperation and listening, and of the wonderful masterpieces we are then able to produce" (Hans Waege, Intendant).
Our vision of the future is positive. After all, this period also makes us aware of what really matters. "When this is over, I hope we treat each other with a deeper awareness of how fragile everything is – that we value togetherness, cooperation, and working for the common good more than ever" (Hugh Wolff, conductor).
The whole is always more than the sum of its parts. So we hope that by combining our musical strengths, we have been able to bring you some comfort.
Do you also know someone who could use a little recognition or who deserves a word of thanks? Then don't forget to give them this round of applause!
We hope to see you soon at one of our concerts.
Take good care of yourself and your loved ones.
The musicians and the whole team of the Belgian National Orchestra
The Belgian National Orchestra has acquired a special place in the cultural world. In the choice of its programmes, the emphasis is placed on prestigious and innovative works, but also on the discovery of lesser-known scores. In doing so, the Belgian National Orchestra maintains a fascinating dialogue with a varied audience. The orchestra is conducted by the American conductor Hugh Wolff, with Hans Waege as intendant and BOZAR as privileged partner.
World-renowned soloists are attracted to the concept. Vilde Frang, Gidon Kremer and Rolando Villazón are among them. Just as the pop-rock artist Ozark Henry inspires the future generation with his innovative impulses.
This season the Belgian National Orchestra welcomes soloists such as Daniel Lozakovich, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Paul Lewis, Sophie Karthäuser and Colin Currie. Guest conductors include Ian Page, Cristian Măcelaru and Hartmut Haenchen. These are all great talents that you are welcome to come and meet them.