The Brussels Philharmonic plays Antonín Dvořák's symphony 'From the New World' and performs the legendary Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. The latter premiered exactly 100 years ago and is intended as a musical portrait of New York City at the beginning of the 20th century. As a jazz-infused composition that sets the tone from its very first note, it has starred in countless unique films.
Perhaps less obvious, but also the music of the Czech composer has also been warmly embraced by Hollywood. Especially the well-known Symphony No. 9 is popular, and even recently, the piece continues to appear regularly in blockbusters like Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) and Fantastic Four (2005), in children's movies like Barbie as Rapunzel (2002) and Trolls World Tour (2020), and TV series like The Simpsons and Ted Lasso.