Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen

Swinging Thirties

David Reiland, Frank Braley & Eric Le Sage
Thu 11 May - Sun 21 May
11 May
21 May

Milhaud | Le Boeuf sur le Toit, Op. 58
Poulenc | Concerto for two pianos in d
Gershwin | Porgy and Bess Fantasy

Bienvenue à Montmartre in the thirties: a whirling merry-go-round of genres and styles! With a graceful wink, pianists Frank Braley and Eric Le Sage raise their glass of eau de vie and give us their take on Poulenc. The latter's peer, Darius Milhaud, was inspired by the swinging rhythms of Rio de Janeiro when he composed his rumbustious ballet Le Boeuf sur le Toit (literally'The Ox on The Roof'). Meanwhile, Gershwin's genius opera Porgy and Bess flits from jazz to classical, offering us the best of both worlds. Cheers!

swinging rhythms & playful melodies


duration concert → 1 h 30 min
including 20 min break

Darius Milhaud 1892-1974 | Le Boeuf sur le Toit, Op. 58
Francis Poulenc 1899-1963 | Concerto for two pianos in d   
George Gershwin 1898-1937 | Porgy and Bess Fantasy (arrangement Iain Farrington)

This classic concert takes place on May 11 in Bruges, Concertgebouw; May 13 in Ghent, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke; May 14 in Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ; May 20 in St. Vith, Triangel; May 21 in Antwerp, DE SINGEL.