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4th Lutosławski Symphony by the Belgian National Orchestra

Cultuurcentrum Hasselt | Lemmensinstituut (Leuven) | BOZAR (Brussels)
23/11/17 - 26/11/17


"My Fourth Symphony is to my third what Beethoven’s Fourth is to his Eroica" wrote Witold LUTOSŁAWSKI in a letter to one of his friends. It is true that this piece of work, the last in this genre by the composer, sums up his symphonic style. There, we can find an atmosphere of concentration, reflection, reverie and nostalgia. Written between 1988 and 1992 after being commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the premiere of the Fourth Symphony took place on 5 February 1993 at the Music Center Pavilion in Los Angeles on the occasion of the composer’s 80th birthday (the composer conducted the orchestra himself)
The Symphony will be performed three times in Belgium in November by the Belgian National Orchestra conducted by George PEHLIVANIAN 

PROGRAMME
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto n. 3, op. 30
Witold Lutosławski, Fourth Symphony
György Ligeti, Românesc Concert   

WITH
the National Orchestra of Belgium
under the leading of George PEHLIVANIAN
Liebrecht VANBECKEVOORT - piano 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
>>> Cultuurcentrum Hasselt, 23 November 2017 - 20:00
>>> Lemmensinstituut Leuven, 24 November 2017 - 20:00
>>> BOZAR, 26 November 2017 - 15:00
Find out more on the National Orchestra of Belgium's website 

The same programme will be presented at DeBijloke on 18 May 2018 at 20:00

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