These days Brussels Philharmonic remains ‘true to its roots’ and performs a varied and diverse repertoire. Keeping this clear focus on today’s and tomorrow’s symphonic music, music director Stéphane Denève joined the orchestra to launch the new platform CffOR about symphonic compositions as from 2000.
On October 26, Brussels Philharmonic performs Storm (2009) by Fabien Waksman. The explosive work was commissioned by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and was premiered in 2009 under the baton of Stéphane Denève. The young Waksman (°1980) has been named "a new star of French music" by the press, and his music is lauded for the rich colours and rhythmic force – aspects visibly inspired by his musical heroes Debussy, Stravinsky en Bartok.