Prelude to the National Holiday
Saturday 20 July 2024 (20:00) Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
 
Sumi Hwang, soloist
Belgian National Orchestra, dir. Antony Hermus

On Saturday 20 July at 8 pm, the festivities surrounding the National Day will start with a free concert. Soprano Sumi Hwang, First Laureate of the 2014 Queen Elisabeth Competition, will perform with the Belgian National Orchestra under the baton of Antony Hermus, at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts.

Tickets

You can register from Tuesday 25 June at 1pm. To book tickets (maximum 4 per booking), simply make an online reservation on this website: https://chancellerie.belgium.be/fr/tickets.

Persons who cannot register online can call Bozar Tickets on +32 2 507 82 00 from Tuesday to Saturday, from 1pm to 6pm, or register on site (Ravensteinstraat 18, 1000 Brussels), from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.

The number of available places is limited.

Broadcast

The concert will be broadcast live on Musiq3 and Klara and slightly delayed on La Trois and Auvio (at 8:10 pm). VRT CANVAS will broadcast the prelude on 21 July at 2 pm and from then on it can also be viewed on VRT MAX.

Programme

The concert will begin with an orchestral prelude from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner. Soprano Sumi Hwang will perform three Lieder by Richard Strauss, two arias from Gianni Schicchi and La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini and another from Faust by Charles Gounod. The orchestra will also play an interlude from Le Villi by Puccini, and will close this concert with La Valse by Maurice Ravel.








This concert is organised by the Queen Elisabeth Competition, in collaboration with the Belgian National Orchestra and Bozar, thanks to the support of the FPS Chancellery of the Prime Minister and the National Lottery.

How to book

Chancellerie du Premier Ministre
Make a reservation as from Tuesday 25 June at 1pm

Persons who cannot register online can call Bozar Tickets on +32 2 507 82 00 from Tuesday to Saturday, from 1pm to 6pm, or register on site (Ravensteinstraat 18, 1000 Brussels), from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.

The number of available places is limited.
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