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Brussels Young Philharmonic on stage


May 15, 2022

On a warm afternoon, the young musicians of BOENK! under the direction of Joris Derder performed the rustic music of Vaughan Williams and Holst. Then it was time for symphonic fireworks with Mendelssohn's refreshing First Symphony. 

Photo credit: Anna Gruzinskaia 

: Brussels Philharmonic, Kunsthumaniora Brussel, Zinnema


November 14, 2021 

After a year without concerts, BOENK! Brussels Young Philharmonic was finally able to return to the stage of Studio 4! On the menu: a new piece by Mathias Coppens and Margot De Ley with actor Filip Jordens, IGOR, but also the iconic ballet Le Sacre du Printemps by Igor Stravinsky. 

Photo credit: Aurélie Remy

: ReMuA Young Orchestra, Kunsthumaniora Brussel, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Double bill: Pastorale2020 & Vive le béton

October 18, 2020

We celebrated Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020! So BOENK! set to work with Beethoven’s 6th Symphony. Composer Dick Van der Harst looked at Beethoven’s Pastorale through the lens of the year 2020 and turned it into a modern, 4-part symphony: the Pastorale2020. The theatrical cantata for soloists, choir, and orchestra by composer Peter Spaepen was also performed.

: Brussels Experimental

Brussels celebrates!

July 11, 2020

As we finally got out of lockdown, BOENK! took the stage on Brussels' central square!
Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Brahms, Bizet ánd Will Tura - master of Flemish song writing - were heard througout the day.

: Muntpunt

W.A. Mozart & E. Grieg

December 8, 2019

BOENK! played Eine kleine Nachtmusik (W.A. Mozart) and Holberg Suite (E. Grieg) for 160 enthusiastic guests in Flagey.

El Fuego de la Musica!

June 8, 2019

For the El Fuego de la Musica program BOENK! Brussels Young Philharmonic joined forces with ReMuA/ShAkE. Over 250 young musicians worked together on the music from Carmen, Bizet's melodious and highly popular opera. The collaboration resulted in two beautiful concerts on the big stage of Flagey which were much appreciated by the audience.

: ReMuA/ShAkE, GC De Kriekelaar, Flagey

Urban Center Brussel

October 7, 2018
Urban Urban Center is a new community centre in the Marolles neighbourhood of Brussels. Together with Greg Lox, Gunssy Nahay and Rachad Zangaba, BOENK! performed a cross-over concert for the first time: an encounter between hip-hop and classical music. Quite an experience for both the orchestra and the hip-hop dancers !

: Urban Center Brussel, Brussels Young Wrestling Style

KETMET | Cultureghem

May 2, 2018
BOENK! Brussels Young Philharmonic gave its second concert on the stage of Cultureghem at the Anderlecht abattoir. On Wednesday, 2 May 2018, at KETMET, they treated young and old alike to a swinging programme: a compilation of classics of the symphonic repertoire! All under the baton of their conductor, Rik Ghesquière.

: GC De Kriekelaar, Ketmet|Cultureghem, Week van de Amateurkunsten

De Kriekelaar

April 29, 2018
BOENK! Brussels Young Philharmonic performed its first concert in De Kriekelaar community centre: the place where the first rehearsals took place was also the spot for the new youth orchestra’s baptism by fire. The delightful programme was designed by the orchestra’s conductor, Rik Ghesquière, specifically for the Spring Festival, an inclusive arts education and multilingual family festival. A compilation of classics of the symphonic repertoire was arranged by composer Daniel Capelletti specially for BOENK!

: GC De Kriekelaar

Pop-Up Concert

April 21, 2018
Pop-up concert. On a warm day in April: music in the city!