Early January. The year is still young, it’s dark and cold outside – bubbles are necessary to wave goodbye to 2019. There can be no better way to do so than with a gigantic new year’s concert to celebrate the transition.

This year we call upon a few delicious and energetic French masters for some razzle-dazzle, with their southern rhythms and sultry sounds. Clarinet virtuoso Annelien Van Wauwe treats us to the rarely performed First Clarinet Concerto by Carl Maria von Weber. A perfect match for the classics of the Strauss dynasty and other great masters of the waltz.


Georges Bizet • Carmen: Suite No. 1
Carl Maria von Weber • Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra No
. 1 f minor, op. 73
Maurice Ravel La Valse
Charles-Marie Widor • Introduction & Rondo
Richard Strauss • Der Rosenkavalier, suite
Johann Strauss Jr. • An der schönen blauen Donau, op. 314



Victorien Vanoosten


Conductor and pianist Victorien Vanoosten is the music director of the Orchestre de Neuchâtel in Switzerland as of 2019. During 2018-19 he has served as assistant conductor to Daniel Barenboim at Staatsoper Berlin.

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Annelien Van Wauwe, clarinet


The Belgian clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe is known for her expressive, intensive, lyrical and honest performances. She is considered to be one of the most fascinating and original clarinettists of her generation.

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