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Antwerp

We journey to Antwerp with a programme showcasing our extraordinary musical breadth, including Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique from memory.

Thomas Adès Three Studies from Couperin
Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique (from memory)

Alexandre Tharaud piano
Nicholas Collon
 conductor


Antwerp

Sat 1 October 2022, 8pm (CEST)
Blauwe zaal, De Singel Antwerp
Tickets €10-€50 (plus booking fee)

We journey to Antwerp with a programme showcasing our extraordinary musical breadth. Thomas Ades lays bare the music of François Couperin, fragments of the past meeting the present in kaleidoscopic explosions of colour. Alexandre Tharaud joins us for Ravel’s Piano Concerto. Jazz, classical and folk influences interweave in a masterpiece Ravel wrote not to be profound but to entertain.

Waltz through a glittering ball, enter a feverish dream, march to your own execution, and spin into dark delirium at a witches’ sabbath. Take on the opium-infused visions of a tortured artist haunted by unrequited passion in this of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Inspired by the composer’s own romantic infatuation with a young actress, this epoch-making work unfolds as a cinematic fantasy full of wild imagination and demonic madness – by turns gorgeous and grotesque. Premiered at the BBC Proms in 2019 as one of the most talked-about orchestral events of the past decade, we bring it across the water to make our debut at the Elbphilharmonie.