Get ready for one of the greatest musical events of the year: the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra performs De Oorlog (The War) by Peter Benoit. This massive magnum opus of one of the greatest composers of Flanders requires no fewer than three choirs, a children’s choir, soloists and a grand orchestra. Little wonder that this work is only performed once every generation. Benoit’s tome of a score ranges from combative choirs and resounding orchestral outbursts to haunting solos and poignant scenes. Over 150 voices sing text by the Flemish poet Jan Van Beers, a moving protest against the insanity of war. Be there and allow yourself to be blown away by this monumental work.
Program The War of Benoit Antwerp Symphony Orchestra