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Dear music lover,

The dominoes are beginning to topple once more. One by one, around the world, concert venues, museums and theatres are closing their doors again. This is out of pure necessity, as the virus is on the rise. But is this a reason to despair? No, because in order to survive these tough times, a lot of people will be getting their fill of literature, music, film and much more. The awareness that art and culture, whatever the form, can provide a source of comfort and inspiration again and again motivates us to keep going.

As the Belgian National Orchestra will not be performing in front of a live audience for a while, we will be looking for new ways to bring our music to you in the coming weeks. Below is a brief message from our artistic director, Hans Waege. In the background you will hear the Wind Quintet, Op. 43, by Danish composer Carl Nielsen, performed by five of our musicians.


What’s happening with your ticket(s)?

The value of the cancelled concerts will be returned to you in the form of a BOZAR credit. You can use it when it suits you to buy one or more tickets to a Belgian National Orchestra concert until June 2022.

This BOZAR credit will be added to the voucher you bought at the beginning of the season as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, you can always contact BOZAR via of 02/507 82 00 (open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 5pm)

We thank you for your understanding and your patience. We hope to welcome you again in better times for a concert by the Belgian National Orchestra.

Take good care of yourselves and your loved ones.

With best regards,

The team of the Belgian National Orchestra

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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.