Brussels Cello festival

11 october 2020


The Closing Concert of the 2020 Brussels Cello Festival will feature all the cellists of the festival together on stage with the student participants for a celebration of peace and humanity. The Belgium Cello Society is honored to collaborate with the United Nationsand theFundacio Pau Casals to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legacy of the Pau Casals Orchestra as well as the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

We have commissioned several cello ensemble arrangements for their WORLD PREMIERE in this spectacular concert: Pau Casals Hymn to the United Nations, Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Mahler Adagietto, and many more! We are also excited to have the support of the Servais Society in presenting the cello quintet arrangement of Servais’ Souvenir de Spa this afternoon.

Due to COVID regulations, this program will be presented twice this afternoon (without intermission), at 15:00 and again at 18:00.

ARTISTSMarie Hallynck – Sophie Hallynck – Natania Hoffman – Victor Julien-Laferriere – Olsi Leka – Jens Peter Maintz – Francis Mourey – Angela Park – Bruno Philippe – Didier Poskin – Karel Steylaerts – Jan Vogler – Sebastien Walnier – Han Bin Yoon – Benjamin Haemhouts (conductor)

Hymn to the United Nations*
Servais Souvenir de Spa
Saint-Saens The Swan*
Villa-Lobos Preludio
Beethoven Symphony No. 5*
Morricone Gabriel’s Oboe*
Casals El cant dels ocells*
Mahler Adagietto*


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