Belgian National Orchestra – Hugh Wolff conductor – Sophie Karthäuser soprano – Annelien Van Wauwe clarinet
Au fil des siècles Jacqueline Fontyn
Rapsody, for clarinet and orchestra Claude Debussy
Arias to determine Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphonie Nr. 6, op. 60 Antonín Dvořák
2021 marks the centenary of a first step towards women’s suffrage in Belgium. In 1921, women – with the exception of “adulterous women and prostitutes” – were granted the right to vote in municipal elections and the right to stand for election in municipal and legislative elections. It was not, however, until 1948 that all Belgian women earned the right to vote and also take part in parliamentary and provincial elections. This anniversary therefore celebrates women’s long struggle for their rights and invites us to continue it in the present.
For this concert, the Belgian National Orchestra invites two of the most impressive Belgian soloists. Soprano Sophie Karthäuser will perform arias by Mozart, and clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe will play Debussy’s Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra.