A nightingale in song on Sunday morning

Jun Märkl, Akiko Suwanai
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Sun 11.02.2024 – 11:00
Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerpen
Sun 11.02.24
Past event

Eugène Ysaÿe was considered one of the leading violinists of his era. The Belgian composer’s Chant d’hiver conjures up a sparkling, winter setting, followed by the song of the nightingale in Stravinsky’s Le chant du Rossignol. The Russian composer originally wrote this for a ballet based on Hans Christian’s Andersen fairytale The Nightingale. The morning concert ends with Respighi’s festive Pini di Roma, a tribute to the eternal city’s stunning pine trees. All these masterpieces bring the beauty of nature to life in music ... Can you think of a better way to start your Sunday morning?

Special thanks to Taiwan Philharmonic for the birds' sound in Ottoroni Respighi: Pini di Roma.

Met de steun van de Belgische Tax Shelter en Casa Kafka Pictures.


Ysaÿe Chant d'hiver, opus 15

Stravinsky Song of the Nightingale

Respighi Pines of Rome