‘The Swinging Thirties’

15 June'20
- 20:00

Valentin Uryupin - Pavel Kolesnikov

Due to security measures taken by the Minister-President of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region about the corona virus (Covid-19), this event will not take place, you can ask for a refund or a credit by filling out this form.

People who bought tickets for this concert through the Flanders Symphony Orchestra box office will be contacted personally about the remuneration.​​​​​​​


Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen
Valentin Uryupin – director
Pavel Kolesnikov – piano

Darius Milhaud 1892–1974
Le Boeuf sur le Toit, op. 58
Maurice Ravel 1875–1937
Pianoconcerto in G
Benjamin Britten 1913–1976
Johnson over Jordan Suite (arr. P. Hindmarsh)
George Gershwin 1898–1937
Catfish Row (suite uit de opera ‘Porgy and Bess’)

When listening to Ravel’s jazzy Piano Concerto in G, hardly anyone can keep their toes still — especially if Pavel Kolesnikov is seated at the piano. The same goes for Milhaud’s Le Boeuf sur le Toit. Milhaud interlaced his crazy ballet with countless Brazilian melodies. Gershwin was very eager to be taken seriously as a classic composer, but was mainly successful on Broadway. The opera Porgy and Bess is the absolutely brilliant combination of the best of both these worlds. Cheers!

Practical information


Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

20 minutes break included