Thomas Verfaille


The music we make is a basic right for everyone. Flanders Symphonic Orchestra is socially committed and also looks at the world outside the concert hall! Under the name FSO-Express, our musicians go out and build bridges through music.

 © Thomas Verfaille

Outside of the concert hall

This project is part of a series of outreach initiatives during which the musicians of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra go outside and use music to build bridges.

General director Frederik Styns:

“The music we make is a basic right for everyone. We have to play a social role and therefore do not only focus on the audience that we can reach from the stage, but we also like to include those whom, for various reasons, we cannot reach in the concert hall. With a lot of pleasure, enthusiasm and a warm heart, we plunge the children who are staying in the Children’s Hospital of the UZ Gent into our world of imagination and fantasy. What we offer is not a cure, but we hope it will bring a (healing) smile to their faces. Among other things, UZ Ghent is known for the quality of its care and services. Our music also serves to provide care to our fellow human beings. I am very pleased that, from our shared values, we can mean something to each other.”


De muziek die we maken is een basisrecht voor eenieder. Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen is maatschappelijk geëngageerd en kijkt ook naar de wereld buiten de concertzaal! Onder de noemer SOV-Express gaan onze musici op stap en bouwen bruggen via muziek.


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