Un Belge à Londres – Une incroyable rencontre

On Tour

20:00 Arsonic, Mons

Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie
Vahan Mardirossian, conductor
Riana Anthony, cello
J. Gehot: Quatuor op. 1, No. 1 (transcr.for strings orchestra)

J. Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1, in C major, Hob.VIIb :1

I. Pleyel: Symphony, in F minor, B. 138

Vahan Mardirossian honors our Belgian composers.

The Walloon composer Joseph Gehot (Brussels, 1756 – USA, 1820), a virtuoso violinist and contemporary of Mozart, distinguished himself at an early age at the court of Charles of Lorraine. In London, in 1792, he played at the Professional Concerts under the direction of Joseph Haydn and his pupil, Ignace Pleyel. Haydn’s recommendations opened the doors to America, where his career literally exploded: he founded schools there and played on the greatest stages!

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We would like to thank:

Our structural sponsors – ING, Proximus and Ginion Group.

Our institutional partners – the « Loterie Nationale / Nationale Loterij » and the « Banque Nationale de Belgique / Nationale Bank van België ».

The Foundations – Baillet Latour Fund, Foundation Futur21, King Baudouin Foundation, Foundation Engie, Guttman collection -, the corporate partners, all the Maecenas and those who prefer to remain anonymous.

Thank you also to our public support – the « Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles », Belspo, the « Province du Brabant Wallon », the « Commune de Waterloo ».