The New Year is around the corner – and we are pleased to give it an extra boost! Enjoy a brilliant and scintillating New Year’s concert full of musical fireworks, with not only the great classic Johann Strauss and two great masters of the comic opera and operetta: Messrs Rossini and Offenbach. Cheers!

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Jacques Offenbach is the father of the operetta: the unparalleled master of clever parodies and political allusions wrapped in swirling rhythms and gracious elegance. Rossini called Offenbach "the little Mozart of the Champs-Elysées".

Rossini also fits perfectly into this festive evening, as a bon vivant with a love of luxury, travel and good food (he was himself a fantastic cook). His catchy rhythmical music, exuberant and filled with vocal fireworks, conquered the world.

As are the great New Year’s classics, of course: the many joyful waltzes by Johann Strauss… With this music, you are sure to start off the new year full of hope and good cheer!

programme

Gioacchino Rossini
La gazza Ladra / L’Italiana in Algeri (overture)

Jacques Offenbach
Le voyage dans la lune: Je suis nerveuse (Fantasia) / Fantasio: Cachons l'ennui de mon âme (Elsbeth) / Orphée aux enfers: La mort m'apparaît souriante (Eurydice) / Mesdames de la Halle: Rondo: Quel bruit et quel tapage! (Ciboulette)

Johann Strauss Jr.
Frühlingsstimmen / An der schönen blauen Donau, op. 314 / Radetzky March, op. 228

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programme book

The program booklet to print at home or to read online.

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musicians

The Brussels Philharmonic musicians on stage for tonight's concert.

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practical

This concert will take place in the concert hall without a live audience: you can watch the concert via the livestream.

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