The Belgian National Orchestra takes its inspiration from Leonard Bernstein’s "Young People’s Concerts" to introduce students to classical music. We give them tips and tricks to help them better understand, sense and appreciate music. Conductors, musicians and composers provide young people with an unforgettable experience. We produce tailor-made educational guidance for each of these concerts. The introduction makes it easier for students to understand what they are about to hear, and opens their ears to music they don’t hear every day.

Target audience: secondary schools, art and music schools and college students (from 12 to 26 years old)

Data: different possibilities, see below.

Price: € 6 per student (12>26) + one teacher for free per 15 students

Duration: introduction/meeting +/- 30 minutes | concert +/- 2 hours 

Place: Henry Le Boeufzaal, Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 BRUSSEL

Transport: Financial contribution possible, please contact us.

Info en reservations: +32 (0)2 507 83 36 - groups@bozar.be

Coproduction: BOZAR

Collaboration: Jeunesses Musicales de Bruxelles, Jeugd en Muziek Brussel 

PROGRAM: 

11.10.2019 | 19h pre-talk mandatory - Guest : James Feddeck ; 20h concert

James Feddeck & Javier Perianes (Piano)

  • Franz Schubert, Symphony Nr. 8 in b minor ‘Unfinished’ (D759)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto Nr. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony Nr. 5 in c minor, Op. 67


18.10.2019  | 19h pre-talk mandatory; 20h concert

Michael Schønwandt & Khatia Buniatishvili (Piano)

  • Jean Sibelius, Karelia Overture, Op. 10
  • Edvard Grieg, Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 16
  • Carl Nielsen, Symphonie Nr. 4 «Inextinguishable», Op. 29


29.11.2019 | 19h pre-talk mandatory - Guest : Andrei Ioniță ; 20h concert

Cristian Macelaru & Andrei Ioniță (Cello)

  • Georges Enescu, Romanian Rhapsody Nr. 1 in A major, Op. 11
  • Edward Elgar, Cello Concerto in e minor, Op. 85
  • Sergei Prokofiev, Symphony Nr. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100


06.12.2019 | 19h pre-talk mandatory - Guest : Lukáš Vondráček ; 20h concert

Hartmut Haenchen & Lukáš Vondráček (Piano)

  • Johannes Brahms, Concerto for piano and orchestra Nr. 1 in d minor, Op. 15
  • Anton Bruckner, Symphony Nr. 5 in B-flat major


17.01.2020 | 19h pre-talk mandatory; 20h concert

Hugh Wolff & Katia & Marielle Labèque (Piano)

  • Lotta Wennäkoski, Flounce
  • Wolfang Amadeus Mozart, Concerto for 2 pianos Nr. 10 in E-flat major K365
  • Jean Sibelius, Symphony Nr. 2 in D major, Op. 43


14.02.2020 | 19h pre-talk mandatory; 20h concert

Hugh Wolff & Renaud Capuçon (Violin)

  • Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring, Suite
  • Pascal Dusapin, Aufgang (Belgian Premiere)
  • Robert Schumann, Symphony Nr. 1 in B-flat major, op. 38 «Spring»


20.03.2020 | 19h pre-talk mandatory - Guest : Stanislav Kochanovsky ; 20h concert

Stanislav Kochanovsky, Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny (Choirmaster), Tatiana Pavlovskaya (Soprano), Oleg Dolgov (Tenor), Alexey Markov (Baritone) & NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Choir

  • Paweł Łukaszewski, Ego Sum Pastor Bonus (Belgian Premiere)
  • Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Totus Tuus, Op. 60
  • Witold Lutoslawski Concerto For Orchestra
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff, The Bells, Op. 35 (Belgian Premiere)


08.05.2020 | 19h pre-talk mandatory - Guest : Martin Grubinger ; 20h concert

Hugh Wolff & Martin Grubinger (Percussion)

  • Aaron Copland, Fanfare for the common man
  • Avner Dorman, Frozen in Time (Belgian Premiere)
  • Michael Torke, Javelin (Belgian Premiere)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances, Op. 45