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Brussels Philharmonic

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The Brussels Philharmonic was founded in 1935 by the Belgian public broadcaster. The orchestra was and is known to be a pioneer in performing contemporary music – a reputation that brought world-renowned composers such as Bartók, Stravinsky and Messiaen to Brussels. To this day, the Brussels Philharmonic, with French conductor Stéphane Denève as music director, is continuing this tradition, including a 21st-century work in almost every concert programme.

The orchestra’s historic home port is the Flagey building (Brussels), where it rehearses and performs in Studio 4 – in acoustic terms one of the top concert halls in the world – and which serves as its home base for concerts in Belgium and the rest of the world.


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