“The Brussels Philharmonic was spectacular” Bachtrack

“The Brussels Philharmonic is among classical music's best-kept secrets” The Guardian

The Brussels Philharmonic makes its Carnegie Hall debut under the baton of music director Stéphane Denève with a program combining well-known orchestral standards with 21st-century music. The orchestra is joined by violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider for Bruch’s Violin Concerto followed by two works composed as ballets. Roussel reworked Bacchus et Ariane into a popular suite, just as Ravel did with his iconic La Valse.

After the success of the 2017 Japan Tour, this year Brussels Philharmonic is heading to the United States. The orchestra will cross the Atlantic to perform a series of 5 concerts. The grand finale of the USA Tour takes place at Carnegie Hall. The Brussels Philharmonic will make its New York debut in the legendary concert hall on 16 March 2019 under the baton of Stéphane Denève, making it the first Belgian orchestra in 30 years to appear on that renowned stage.

Gunther Broucke, general manager Brussels Philharmonic: “Few places are as legendary as Carnegie Hall. To play on that great stage in New York is the ultimate dream of every musician. The fact that this dream will now become a reality for the Brussels Philharmonic is a fine, and well deserved confirmation of the journey we have made to date: one that in recent years has been based on clear ambitions, with an explicit artistic plan, and was achieved thanks to the sustained commitment and hard work of our musicians, administrative staff and board of directors. For, as the equally legendary saying goes: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practise, practise, practise!”


Guillaume Connesson • Flammenschrift (2012)
Max Bruch • Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor, op.26
Albert Roussel • Bacchus et Ariane, suite No. 2, op. 43
Maurice Ravel • La Valse (poème choréographique)


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