“Les musicales de Beloeil” are organized in open air, in the luxurious surroundings of the park of the castle of Beloeil. In 2011 they take place on the 27th of August.
The non-profit association Belgium To The Tops, which organizes this event, found its inspiration through the organization of numerous prestigious cultural events, such as the memorable concert “José Van Dam & Friends” on the 2nd of July 2010 in the Castle of Laeken, during the inauguration of the Belgian Presidency of the European Union.
The artistic programming of the upcoming editions of the Musicales de Beloeil will preserve the foundations which led to the success of this magical event, namely a musical walk through the park along the numerous stages build right in the middle of the gardens.
On the other hand novelties will be added in the coming years in order to let this large public manifestation transform into a European cultural reference, which can position itself in the perspective of Mons 2015, future cultural capital of Europe.
From the 2011 edition on the visitors will namely enjoy the following:
- Two large concluding concerts with symphonic orchestra: the Brussels Philharmonic and its conductor Michel Tabachnik will be accompanied by the Flemish Radio Choir, and our great Belgian baritone Jose van Dam, who shares the bill with remarkable young singing talents. The program of this concert will consist of large fragments of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
- One scene especially for a chamber orchestra with, for this 2011 edition, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, which will start a structural cooperation with Les Musicales de Beloeil, led by Belgian chef Patrick Davin, and Il Gardellino, the fantastic ensemble of Marcel Ponseele.
- From this edition on Les Musicales de Beloeil will start at 15 pm (and no longer at 18 pm), in order to offer musical activities for children and families during the afternoon. A stage will be built especially for this new aspect of Les Musicales.
- At the end of the evening, around the concluding concert and the fireworks, the audience will be treated to an animation on the water, which will mix street theatre with poetry. The final firework will lit up this magical place for one last time.
Bernard de Launoit, artistic manager