Belgian National Orchestra

‘Belgian National Orchestra & van Steen’

15 Feb.'24
- 20:00


Bozar presents an exceptional concert by the Belgian National Orchestra as part of Belgian Music Days, with three premieres by Belgian composers: Apolline Jesupret, Wim Henderickx and Eugène Ysaÿe. Ysaÿe's work is special in that its autograph score was rediscovered at the beginning of 2023 in the Bozar archives as part of a partnership with the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR). Eugène Ysaÿe composed his Ouverture sur des thèmes d'Atala in 1919 as a tribute to his late brother Théo, a pianist and composer, inspired by a cantata the latter had dedicated to him in 1892. The work was performed only once, in Cincinnati in 1920, under the composer's direction. Beyond the premiere of a forgotten work, this concert brings together Belgian composers whose work is an exceptional artistic heritage. In partnership with Bozar, KBR is organising a study day dedicated to the Ysaÿe brothers prior to the concert. You can download the full programme of the study day below.

Belgian National Orchestra
Jac van Steen
Jan Michiels
Chœur de l'Institut supérieur de musique et de pédagogie - Namur
Wim Henderickx

La Visioni di Paura

Apolline Jesupret

Bleue, for orchestra (World premiere, Ars Musica commission)

Eugène Ysaÿe

Overture on themes from Atala for orchestra and choir (European premiere)

Jacqueline Fontyn

Rivages Solitaires - concerto for piano and orchestra

Kris Defoort

Human Voices Only for orchestra


Belgian National Orchestra

13 → 15

Belgian Music Days

Practical information


Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS


Ambassadeur Uno~

10 - 21 - 32 - 38 -

Musician ~

5 -

Ambassadeurs Duo ~

10 - 21 - 32 - 38 -


12 - 26 - 40 - 48 -

< 30 year

10 - 13 - 20 - 24 -

Listening seats

10 -

Card : Preferential Reimbursement / EU Disability

10 - 13 - 20 - 24 -