Dear MYchapel members,

The first concert of your subscription is the gala concert taking place in BOZAR, rue Ravenstein in Brussels, on Tuesday 17th Jan 2012, at 8 pm. During the interval you will be kindly invited to a cocktail drink in one of the halls of the BOZAR palace.
For MYchapel members, entrance is totally free.
For those who want to try out the membership, do not hesitate to come. The ticket for you costs 10 EUR, and if you decide to become a member, it will be deducted from your yearly membership fee (50 EUR) afterwards.
Important: BOOK your seats! The gala concert is a very successful event in Brussels, and finding last minute seats is always quite tricky. To book, or for more info, contact:
Concert Programme:

L.van Beethoven – Triple concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra (Trio Dali)
Felix Mendelssohn – Concerto in e min. op. 64 for violin and orchestra (Liya Petrova, violin)
Johann Strauss – Die Fledermaus
· Ouverture and excerpts
Franz Lehar – Der Zarewitsch & Die lustige Witwe
· excerpts

(June Anderson, Helen Kearns, Julie Mossay, Kinga Borowska, Giovanni Tristacci)
Orchestr Philharmonique du Luxembourg
Emmanuel Krivine, conductor
Do not miss this beautiful programme!

Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra in C major is an astonishing work. The composer had the idea in 1803 of combining this chamber music ensemble with the concerto, a genre for which he had already composed several masterpieces. The cello, still the poor relation of the trio at the time, is treated with great virtuosity and with the maximum of its tessitura.
Mendelssohn’s Concerto no. 2 is one of the most famous concertos for violin, and rightly so.
Die Fledermaus [The Bat] by Johann Strauss, which was given a rather cool reception was premiered in Vienna in 1874, rapidly became the most successful Viennese operetta, including its “pot-pourri’ type of overture. Two generations separate Strauss and Franz Lehár, but Lehár would score his greatest triumph with Die Lustige Witwe [The Merry Widow] [(1905), a sterling example of the place that music and dance had henceforth taken in the new Viennese operetta. The Tsarevitch, premiered in Berlin in 1927, is one of this master’s last works, full of refinement and humour: it is inspired (very) freely from the life of Alexis, the son of Peter the Great.