Opening concert: oriental fairy tales with Lucas and Arthur Jussen

Lucas and Arthur Jussen, Thomas Dausgaard
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Thu 26.09.2024 - Sat 28.09.2024
Thu 26.09.24
Sat 28.09.24

This colourful concert programme beautifully showcases the timeless allure of oriental fairy tales. Inspired by the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, Danish composer Christian Frederik Emil Horneman initially composed a concert overture before deciding to create a full opera around the character of Aladdin.

Fast forward a century and a half, Turkish composer-pianist Fazil Say draws from an ancient Persian saga reminiscent of the phoenix rising from its ashes. Tailored for Dutch brothers Arthur and Lucas Jussen, Say's concerto weaves Eastern rhythms into a captivating piece. Franz Schubert, drawing directly from life, composed his Ninth Symphony, a work immortalized by Robert Schumann as possessing 'heavenly dimensions'.


Horneman Aladdin: A fairytale overture

Say Anka kuşu

Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C major, D 944, 'The Great'