Cffor: Saariaho

Kaija Saariaho - Asteroid 4179: Toutatis (2005)

These days Brussels Philharmonic remains ‘true to its roots’ and performs a varied and diverse repertoire. Keeping this clear focus on today’s and tomorrow’s symphonic music, music director Stéphane Denève joined the orchestra to launch the new platform CffOR (Centre for Future Orchestral Repertoire) about symphonic compositions as from 2000.

Contemporary music is the common theme running through every project: “We are performing works that can become the repertoire of the 21st-century: we aim to find those pieces that musicians in the orchestra love to play and the public loves to hear, and launch a broad global dialogue. It’s a pioneering project!”