Youth Orchestra Flanders is a new youth symphonic orchestra launched in partnership with the Brussels Philharmonic, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, three top cultural institutions. With support from the government of Flanders, Youth Orchestra Flanders is lending a jump start in the professional orchestra circuit to the upcoming generation of young talent (15-26 years). The orchestra works in a project-based manner and in collaboration with the Flemish conservatories and concert halls.
Youth Orchestra Flanders premieres in February 2019 in Flagey and in the Concertgebouw in Bruges. The Belgian composer Wim Henderickx is contributing his exciting Pulses of the Earth to the new orchestra, after which the phenomenal soloist Lorenzo Gatto will perform the Prokofiev Violin Concerto. To conclude, all the stops will be pulled out: Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony is a work that bursts of emotion and humanity.