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Alain Altinoglu - Opening concert 250 years La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra

Alain Altinoglu kicks off this year of celebrations for the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra. We are celebrating the 250th (!) anniversary of our elite corps of musicians with music from opera and the theatre: Bizet’s L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2 and a suite from Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande arranged by our Music Director himself. With the overture from Grétry’s opéra-comique La Caravane du Caire, and two pieces by Peter Benoit, we also link two of our compatriots together across the centuries and the language frontier. We thus continue our exploration of the Belgian repertoire in 2022.

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PROGRAMME
ANDRÉ-ERNEST-MODESTE GRÉTRY
Ouverture of La caravane du Caire (1783)

PETER BENOIT
Symphonisch gedicht voor fluit en orkest, op.43a (1866)
De Elzenkoning – Openingstuk (1859)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande
(arr. Alain Altinoglu)

GEORGES BIZET
L’Arlésienne Suite n°2 (1872)

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