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From Mon 22.01.18 Orchestral
  • Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

    Barking dogs, singing cuckoos and sleeping drunks… in his legendary quartet of violin concertos, The Four Seasons, Antonio Vivaldi captures them all in meticulous music. No less legendary - already! – is the violinist B'Rock have brought to Bruges for this project brimming with evocative and narrative music. It was in this concert hall that Dmitry Sinkovsky won not only the MA Festival Competition, but also, simultaneously, the hearts of the audience.… Read more

  • Anima Eterna Brugge

    Exactly 10 years after their touchstone recording of Beethoven's complete symphonies on period instruments, Jos van Immerseel and Anima Eterna zoom in on what many consider to be the cornerstone and showpiece of Beethoven’s orchestral oeuvre: his masterly Ninth. Completed in 1824, and blessed with even more monumental dimensions than its predecessors, this consummately crafted cathedral voices the birth of triumph from upheaval, and the journey of the soul from introspection to jubilation. Its legendarily tough score is brimming with technical challenges. With the addition of Schiller's Ode to Joy – this evening performed by a dream choir with ditto soloists - this work easily surpasses all boundaries. Prepare to be fully immersed: as an opener to this evening, born storyteller Pieter Bergé offers insight and explanation, all backed up by the necessary live musical examples.… Read more

  • Anima Eterna Brugge

    Exactly 10 years after their touchstone recording of Beethoven's complete symphonies on period instruments, Jos van Immerseel and Anima Eterna zoom in on what many consider to be the cornerstone and showpiece of Beethoven’s orchestral oeuvre: his masterly Ninth. Completed in 1824, and blessed with even more monumental dimensions than its predecessors, this consummately crafted cathedral voices the birth of triumph from upheaval, and the journey of the soul from introspection to jubilation. Its legendarily tough score is brimming with technical challenges. With the addition of Schiller's Ode to Joy – this evening performed by a dream choir with ditto soloists - this work easily surpasses all boundaries. Prepare to be fully immersed: as an opener to this evening, born storyteller Pieter Bergé offers insight and explanation, all backed up by the necessary live musical examples.… Read more

  • Film concert Modern Times

    Modern Times is one of Charlie Chaplin’s best and most incisive films. Combining humour and sentiment, he created a comic indictment of industrialisation that was simultaneously a poignant reflection of the prevailing mood in the aftermath of the Great Depression of the 1930s. Socially committed filmmaker Chaplin was happy to take a swipe at the powers that be and their establishment values. Modern Times was Chaplin’s last portrayal of his iconic Little Tramp, the character that had brought him so much fame in the glory days of the silent film. Conducted by Dirk Brossé, the Brussels Philharmonic plays the soundtrack live. … Read more

  • Strauss. Till Eulenspiegel

    Richard Strauss was one of the most important composers of the late German Romantic, post-Wagner, and a renowned musical jack-of-all-trades. Navigating his way between artistic conviction and the demands of the music market, he liked to draw his inspiration from the merry-go-round of everyday life. With two symphonic poems and a selection of his incomparable lieder - an intriguing stylistic evolution of more than seven decades - Anima honour an unfettered thinker and wonderful storyteller.… Read more

  • Isabelle Faust plays Sibelius

    In complete contrast to the cool climate of his Finnish homeland, the music of Jean Sibelius radiates a warm glow. In his wildly popular Violin Concerto he combines the typical northern atmosphere with the passion and the melancholy of the romantic. Brahms's Fourth Symphony is more sombre in tone. Despite a scathing review from famous critic Hanslick, the audience at its 1885 premiere were wildly enthusiastic. … Read more

  • Belgian National Orchestra

    ‘Get your paws dirty, turn the light out, dig another tunnel, follow your snout. So. Welcome to mole country!’ Sing along, laugh and have fun… But also watch carefully and listen closely to the exciting story of Marcel the Mole. Dirk Brossé’s jaunty music, Carll Cneut’s sumptuous illustrations and Maud Vanhauwaert’s thrilling text take you deep down into Mole’s dark world. So clear your throat for that catchy mole song.… Read more

  • Mahler. Symphony no. 4

    In Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a collection of hundreds of German folk songs, Mahler found almost everything that touched his soul: love of nature, deep piety and the sorrow of death and parting. But the exuberant scenes of soldierly drumming and eccentric humour also appealed to him. In his Fourth Symphony, the melodies twine like a vine around the Wunderhorn lied Das himmlische Leben, a captivating vision of a heavenly feast. … Read more

  • Mahler. Das Lied von der Erde

    A tormented Mahler worried about whether his Das Lied von der Erde was maybe too intense for an audience. He composed this lied cycle, based on ancient Chinese poems, after the death of his little daughter Maria Anna. The oppressive Abschied (Farewell), in which the last words ‘ewig ... ewig' (forever… forever) fade almost imperceptibly into eternal silence, is enough to give the listener clammy hands. Music shot through with sadness and transience. No one is left unmoved. … Read more

  • Mahler. Symphony no. 2

    Apocalyptic visions, stinging barbs, hushed religiosity, tormenting despair:  in his monumental Auferstehungs (Resurrection) Symphony, Mahler draws upon a whole range of emotions. In the finale, choir and vocal soloists heighten the expressiveness of the orchestra to hurricane force! In the hands of Iván Fischer and his orchestra, this grand vision of resurrection is nothing less than cathartic. … Read more

  • Belgian National Orchestra

    For many music lovers, the Queen Elisabeth Competition is an annual highlight of the concert season. In this 80th edition of this prestigious music competition the most talented singers take the stage. Your chance to see and hear the talents you’ve been following on the radio, TV or Internet over the few past weeks, live and without the stress of the competition. In the good company of the Belgian National Orchestra, your favourite laureate may well be the winner!… Read more

  • Elgar’s hits

    Edward Elgar’s music sounds much like his personality: warm, extrovert, brilliant, deeply introspective and melancholic. His 1919 Cello Concerto resounds with the horror and suffering of World War I. This gives it a certain sombreness, but the cello also gets every opportunity to sing, in dramatic monologues and moments of virtuosity. That virtuosity is also apparent in the mysterious Enigma Variations, which also delight because of their Wagnerian pathos and lyricism.… Read more