Brussels Philharmonic | Rachmaninov Festival Day #01: The American…

Rachmaninov Festival Day #01


The American Years. Jazz, blues and swing encounter classical structures and unadulterated Romanticism: Rachmaninov and Gershwin in the roaring twenties. ----- In America, the country where he found refuge after the Ru ...

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Sergei Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43 (1934)
George Gershwin
An American In Paris (1928)
Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Minor, op. 40 (version 1941)


∙ 14:30 city walk: Art Nouveau & de Louizawijk (NL) / Art Nouveau dans le quartier Louise (FR) (sold out)
∙ 15:00 cinema: Brief Encounter (1945) (Cineflagey) (€9,50 > €7)
∙ 18:00 Rachmaninov Deconstructed: musical lecture by Waldo Geuns (EN) (€9 > €5)
∙ 18:00 Young Talent Piano Bar: live music before & after the concert (free)
∙ 19:30 introduction: Sander De Keere & Giancarlo Guerrero (EN) (free)
∙ 20:15 concert (without break) (presentation: Bent Van Looy)
∙ 21:45 BruPhil Café: aftertalk with Jasper Croonen, Giancarlo Guerrero & Boris Giltburg (EN) (free)

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Flagey, Studio 4 ∙ Place Sainte-Croix / Heilig Kruisplein, 1050 Ixelles / Elsenehow to reach Flagey

with the support of Beside Tax Shelter and the Belgian Tax Shelter

During two festival weekends at Flagey, together with Boris Giltburg, we will be highlighting Rachmaninov’s four piano concertos, each accompanied by a piece from a composer who shared a special connection with him.

In addition to these performances, we have plenty of exciting activities planned at and around Flagey every day. For instance, the Vlaams Radiokoor will open the festival with the impressive Vespers at the breathtaking Abbey of La Cambre.

discover the full festival programme here or go to the festival schedule

Tip: take advantage of the abo À la Carte and enjoy a 25% discount when purchasing tickets for all four concerts of the Rachmaninov Festival. Book now!