“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth.”

It is with these prophetic words from the Book of Revelation that James MacMillan begins his Alpha and Omega, and that the Vlaams Radiokoor opens this new season.

After that, nothing could be more symbolic than opening with Franz Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony: left incomplete by the composer, wrapped in a haze of mystery, but also powerful and deeply romantic.

programme

James MacMillan
Alpha and Omega / The Death of Oscar

Franz Schubert
Sinfonie Nr. 7 h-Moll D.759 “Unvollendete”

Johannes Brahms
Nänie, op. 82

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creating music

On the eve of the world premiere of his Alpha and Omega, James MacMillan discusses the creation of this grand work.

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music talk

James MacMillan shares his vast experience and expertise in this unique masterclass with the Vlaams Radiokoor.

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alpha and omega

Read the words to Alpha and Omega in English, French and Dutch.

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poem

Read the words to Nänie, written by Friedrich Schiller.

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symphony guide

Only two movements were completed, but Schubert's eighth symphony stands as one of the greatest, and strangest, of the genre, writes Tom Service.

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finished?

Can man complete Schubert's symphony with the help of artificial intelligence?

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Venue: Studio 4, Flagey

Location: Place Sainte Croix Heilig Kruisplein | 1050 Brussels
Telephone: +32 2 620 41 10
Online: www.flagey.be

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