Les Biches

Poulenc and Milhaud unproblematically combined feathers and eroticism from the Parisian cabarets, steamy jazz from New York, exotic African influences and classical music. The key role played by the saxophone in his ballet La création du monde was an obvious choice for Milhaud after he had toured the various jazz clubs in New York. Poulenc also wrote Les biches as a ballet. The public went wild over it, and the work made him famous overnight. The French composer Guillaume Connesson, no newcomer to the orchestra, has been happy to be enticed by jazz and jazz royalty. His Concerto for Saxophone pays homage to the great John Coltrane.

Concert plus

  • 19:30 – introduction: Sander De Keere & Stéphane Denève 
  • Wolfgang – discover what you hear!
  • post concert afterparty 'Modern Times' by NeoRetro Agency (Radio Modern)


Darius Milhaud La Création du monde, op. 81

Guillame Connesson Concerto pour saxophone “A Kind of Trane” (2015)

Francis Poulenc Les Biches

Tickets Flagey (Studio 4)


Heilig Kruisplein | 1050 Brussels | Tel: +32 (0)2/620 41 10
tuesday-friday, 12:00 > 17:00 & one hour before each performance




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  • €31/26/21: concerts on thursday

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Flagey  | Heilig Kruisplein 1  | 1050 Brussels


public transportation: Tram 81, 83 | Bus 38, 59, 60, 71 | Stop: Flagey (www.mivb.be)

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parking: Flagey (Flageyplein, 1050 Brussels)

contact: +32 (0)2/641 10 10


76’ (excl. intermission) | coprod. Flagey