dialogue with the future
Together with music director Stéphane Denève, the Brussels Philharmonic kicks off with a scintillating programme that opens up a dialogue between a 20th century classic and a world premiere – perhaps a classic of the 21st century!
Symphonic greatest hits
In 1913, symphonic greatest hit The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps) stirred up one of the most famous riots in music history. Stravinsky's magnum opus shocked the Parisian audience with brutal sounds, complex rhythms and a violent choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky. The music that was treated to incessant waves of booing at its premiere 100 years ago, is today a staple of the orchestral repertoire and a perfect fit for the Brussels Philharmonic.