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.
Polaris, Voyage for Orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 23, KV 488
Concerto for orchestra, Sz. 116
Saturday 11 June, 20:00 → 22:00
Henry Le Boeuf Hall
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS