Belgian National Orchestra

‘Belgian National Orchestra feat. Branford Marsalis’

25 Mar.'22
- 20:00

Tickets for the concert originally scheduled for March 27 2020 are no longer valid. If you purchased tickets, you will receive their value back in the form of a refund or a Bozar credit. We invite you to order new tickets for the concert on 25 March 2022 via this page.​​​​​​​

Branford, Wynton's brother, is a member of the famous Marsalis jazz family. Few artists have had such a rich and varied career. He has performed with Sting and Miles Davis, he founded the band Buckshot Le Fonque and was the band leader on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In the past few years he has focused on more classical work, performing with several of the world’s leading orchestras (New York, Chicago, Tokyo, etc.). In collaboration with the Klarafestival and the Belgian National Orchestra, he will perform the world premiere of Cassandra, a jazz standard by Branford Marsalis, which was reworked by Vince Mendoza at Bozar's request. As a prelude to this tribute to the American symphonic repertoire of the 20th century, the musicians will perform Drop after Drop, a new work by Ukrainian-Dutch composer Maxim Shalygin, which calls for peace.


​​​​​​​Read the programme booklet

Belgian National Orchestra
Dirk Brossé
Branford Marsalis
Maxim Shalygin

Drop after drop (commissionned by Festivals for Compassion, Belgian premiere)

Leonard Bernstein

Three Dance Episodes from "On the Town"

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Fantasia for Soprano Saxophone

John Corigliano

Gazebo Dances

John Williams

Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (from "Catch Me If You Can")

John Adams

The Chairman Dances

Branford Marsalis

Cassandra (arr. Vince Mendoza - World Première)


Classical music


24 → 26

Branford Marsalis Residency

Practical information


Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS



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