2019-06-03 – 12:50 h
Composer Frédéric Devreese, considered the father of Belgian film music, turned 90 years old yesterday, June 2nd, and to celebrate it the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Rumon Gamba will perform some of his works on Wednesday, June 5th, together with pianist Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort, honoring this exceptional composer with a musical portrait.
As a film music composer he has made a name for himself with haunting scores for virtually all of André Delvaux’s films, including ‘Benvenuta’ and ‘L’Oeuvre au Noir’, but his work is much broader than that, having written four piano concertos, one violin concerto, a symphony, chamber music, two operas, ballet suites, and lieder, and in 1983 he was commissioned to compose the compulsory work for the Queen Elizabeth Competition.
The concert will include the works Passage, Benvenuta Suite No. 1, Piano Concerto No. 4, and L’Œuvre au Noir – Suite No. 2.
When: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 20:15h
Where: Flagey (Brussels, Belgium)
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