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Brussels Philharmonic Sage Gateshead debut

Posted on 29 September 2017

The Brussels Philharmonic makes its Sage Gateshead debut on Thursday 9 November. Here’s why we are so lucky to have them right here in the North East and why you should come along for a musical night to remember! Book tickets here

The orchestra

The Brussels Philharmonic was founded in 1935 and has performed with many top conductors and soloists. It has an excellent reputation for performing premieres of new works and has collaborated with world-renowned composers such as Bartók, Stravinksy and Messiaen, as well as recording award-winning film scores for The Aviator, The Artist and High Rise.

The programme

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1
Guillaume Connesson Flammenschrift
Prokofiev Cinderella

The orchestra’s chief conductor, Stéphane Denève, designs his programmes combining 21st century music with the great classics – as seen here! Guillaume Connesson’s Flammenschrift is one piece of new music that you will definitely like – have a listen to an extract here. An “electrifying performance” of the piece at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in 2016 had the audience “roaring” through its “pent-up, pile-driving Beethoven tribute” with “rhythmic impact and velocity” (Herald Scotland). Sounds pretty unmissable to us!

Also on the programme is Debussy’s symphonic poem for orchestra Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, extracts from Prokofiev’s whirling ballet score Cinderella and possibly the most popular violin concerto: Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1.

Watch RNS Music Director Lars Vogt talk about his relationship with Stéphane Denève:

How to book

We’re delighted that the Brussels Philharmonic is performing at Sage Gateshead during their UK tour 2017. Book tickets online here or call our Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661.

“A class act” “Electrifying” “Astounding” Herald Scotland ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“An impulsive drive” “A soaring interpretation” “Thrilling” Bachtrack ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A brilliant stroke of aural imagination” Sound & Vision
“A very welcome visitor to British shores” Classical Source