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Belgian National Orchestra

‘Belgian National Orchestra, Wolff & Olafsson’

11 June'22
- 20:00

Iceland’s famous pianist, Víkingur Ólafsson, is a great fan of new music. He has performed work by countless contemporary composers including Thomas Adès, and put himself on the map with a recording of Philip Glass’ piano works that earned him the nickname ‘the Glenn Gould of Iceland’. However, Víkingur Ólafsson is also an excellent interpreter of more classical repertoire. His last CD, issued in September 2021 by Deutsche Grammophon, focuses on Mozart and his contemporaries. After Polaris, a cosmic, swirling orchestral piece by Thomas Adès, the soloist will take the piano in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23. Then all members of the Belgian National Orchestra can shine in Bartók's masterly Concerto for Orchestra.

Belgian National Orchestra
orchestra
Hugh Wolff
conductor
Víkingur Heidar Ólafsson
piano
Programme
Thomas Adès

Polaris, Voyage for Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto no. 23, KV 488

Béla Bartók

Concerto for orchestra, Sz. 116

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS