The Brussels Philharmonic, introduced by Major Renaat Landuyt, was welcoming 2017 in a Viennese style last Sunday 8th of January in the famous concert Hall. A perfect start of the New Year with lively rhythms and melodies! After the concert, Concertgebouw Brugge and Renaat Landuyt invited the public for a toast to the New Year.
As is traditional, the Concertgebouw opens the New Year with a whirl of dance music. Besides the classics of the uncrowned 'King of the Waltz', Johann Strauss Jnr., the waltzes of Russian masters, such as Shostakovich, Glinka and Katchaturian, naturally also feature in this Russian-tinted season. This eminently dashing and danceable music evokes dance tunes, drinking parties and merry festivity. Star of the day is the born musician Marc Bouchkov - a finalist of the Queen Elisabeth Competition - the youngest offspring of a family of eminent Russian violinists.
The Brussels Philharmonic is a Belgian orchestra formerly known as the BRT Philharmonic Orchestra
The orchestra was founded in 1935 as a studio ensemble of public broadcasting. it began its independent existence as the VRT Radio Orkest. From 2008, the orchestra took the new name of the Brussels Philharmonic. The residence of the orchestra is Studio 4 of the renovated Place Flagey in Brussels.