Sylvia Huang © Bruno Bonansea

There is no better way to start a new year than with a concert full of cheerful party music with the necessary dose of humour. After the roguish overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia by the Italian crowd-pleaser Rossini, our Belgian favourite Sylvia Huang ventures to the notoriously difficult Carmen Fantasy, a nod to Bizet’s opera of the same name. Haydn’s fresh Symphony No. 88 also sounds like a New Year’s wish that has already come true. And yet the undisputed musical emperors of the New Year remain the members of the Strauss dynasty. Together, the Strauss family moved Viennese dance culture from the ballroom to the concert stage, where immortal fame awaited works such as the Radetsky-Marsch and the overture to Die Fledermaus. Irresistibly melodic and always youthful, these gems are already making us long for an unforgettable year.

Works from: Johann Strauss, Gioachino Rossini, Bizet, Pablo de Sarasate, Joseph Haydn, Antonio Bazzini

Sylvia Huang: violin

Benjamin Haemhouts: conductor

Casco Phil: orchestra

21/01/22: Sint-Pieter-en-Paulkerk, Mechelen – 20.00u

22/01/22: De Velinx, Tongeren – 20.30u

23/01/22: Sint-Pieter-en-Paulkerk, Mechelen – 17.00u

30/01/22: Koningin Elisabethzaal, Antwerp – 15.00u

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