Belgian National Orchestra
Bozar Music

‘National Orchestra of Belgium’

30 Oct.'15
- 20:00

Guest conductor Xian Zhang, once assistant to Lorin Maazel but now a conductor in his own right, conducts the National Orchestra and the young Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang. Anne-Sophie Mutter’s protégé gives a solo performance in Mozart’s Fifth violin concerto that she recently recorded with Arcangelo (Warner Classics). It is a technically demanding and dramatic concerto that got its nickname ‘the Turkish’ from the playful allegro in the finale. This is followed by the Symphony in D minor, possibly César Franck’s best-known composition. In it, the Belgian-French composer reconciles the traditions of the Viennese classics with the cyclic structures of ‘innovators’ such as Liszt and Wagner, his own extravagant harmonies give the work a nice balance.

Xian Zhang

director

Vilde Frang

violin

Programme
Guillaume Lekeu

Fantaisie sur deux airs populaires angevins

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for violin and orchestra no. 5, KV 219

César Franck

Symphony in d minor

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS