Brussels Cooks Up Autumnal French Feast

Friday 9th November 2012

The Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium presents the ‘Festival a la Française’ this autumn at Flagey, Brussels. Running from 13th-17th November, the Festival boasts an impressive programme by Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel at one of Brussel’s leading cultural venues, celebrating the music of French composers, such as Ravel, Satie, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Franck and Debussy, from the Fin de siecle. The collaboration follows the success of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and Flagey’s Brahms Festival in 2011, and the Chopin Festival in 2010.

With performances from world-renowned artists, such as Augustin Dumay, Gary Hoffman, Jean-Philippe Collard, and Gérard Causse on the 13th November, featuring the Brussels Philharmonic the following day, with the final concert on the 17th November presenting the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Choeur Symphonique Octopus , and others to perform Faure’s Requiem, the festival promises to be a delight to all. Masters of Music Chapel along with young soloists in residence will also perform. In addition, a performance featuring excerpts from Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals will be performed on the final day of the festival, to entertain and enchant both classical music newcomers, and with children.

To find out more about the festival, visit the Facebook page here.

The official website of the festival can be found here.