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A Symphonic Journey from Philly to Utopia
Dirk Brossé

Dirk Brossé

A Symphonic Journey from Philly to Utopia

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Label: Antarctica
UPC: 0608917731927
Catnr: AR 019
Release date: 02 October 2020
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Label
Antarctica
UPC
0608917731927
Catalogue number
AR 019
Release date
02 October 2020
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About the album

A Symphonic Journey from Philly to to Utopia contains world premiere recordings of some of the works Dirk Brossé has written over the past 10 years.
These works reflect the beauty of the world Brossé sees around him; they are a mirror to his soul.
For these recordings, Brossé conducted Brussels Philharmonic.

A Symphonic Journey from Philly to Utopia beinhaltet Welterstaufnahmen einiger Werke Dirk Brossés aus den letzten zehn Jahren. Diese Werke reflektieren die Schönheit der Welt, die Brossé um sich herum sieht; sie sind ein Spiegel für seine Seele. Für diese Aufnahmen dirigierte Brossé selbst die Brüsseler Philharmoniker.

Artist(s)

Dirk Brossé (conductor)

Dirk Brossé, an internationally acclaimed conductor and composer, is currently Music Director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. He is also professor of composition and conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Music at his hometown Ghent, Belgium. Dirk Brossé has guest-conducted many major orchestras throughout the world, among them, the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Vancouver Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Basel, Madrid, Birmingham, Ulster, Liverpool, Glasgow, Stavanger, Goteborg, Prague, Copenhagen, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Queensland, St Petersburg, Caracas, Hiroshima, Osaka, Munich, Dublin, Krakow, Budapest, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. In 2008 he made his first appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 he made...
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Dirk Brossé, an internationally acclaimed conductor and composer, is currently Music Director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
He is also professor of composition and conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Music at his hometown Ghent, Belgium.

Dirk Brossé has guest-conducted many major orchestras throughout the world, among them, the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Vancouver Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Basel, Madrid, Birmingham, Ulster, Liverpool, Glasgow, Stavanger, Goteborg, Prague, Copenhagen, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Queensland, St Petersburg, Caracas, Hiroshima, Osaka, Munich, Dublin, Krakow, Budapest, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. In 2008 he made his first appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
In 2016 he made his debut at the Carnegie Hall New York.

Maestro Brossé is also a highly- regarded, award-winning composer whose body of some 400 works encompasses concerti, oratorios, lieder, chamber music and symphonic pieces, as well as scores for cinema, television and stage, including the Emmy-nominated score for the BBC/HBO series, Parade’s End. Other scores include Prince of Africa, Daens, Sacco & Vanzetti, Tintin, Rembrandt, Ben X, Pauline & Paulette, 14-18 and Scrooge. Maestro Brossé’s versatility is evident in commissions written for age-old instruments around the world, an enthusiasm that has led him to champion variety in repertoire and integrate broad cultural traditions in his programs for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. His “Pictures at an Exhibition”, inspired by a series of paintings on display in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was commissioned by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in 2015 and had its world premiere in Perelman Hall, followed by a performance in New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

Maestro Brossé is a versatile and creative performer with a keen interest in cinematic music and an early proponent of bringing movie scores to orchestral venues. He was chosen by John Williams to conduct the Star Wars in Concert World Tour in 2009, the first world tour of its kind. He is also director of the World Soundtrack Academy at the prestigious Ghent Film Festival.

He has made more than 100 CD recordings and has collaborated with world-class artists such as José Van Dam, Barbara Hendricks, Julia Migenes, Claron McFadden, Julian Lloyd Webber, Sabine Meyer, Alison Balsom, Salvatore Accardo, John Williams, Toots Thielemans, Gabriel Yared, Hans Zimmer, Elmer Bernstein, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Randy Crawford, Lisa Gerrard, Mel Brooks, Sinead O’Connor, Maurice Jarre, Michel Legrand, Youssou N’Dour, Marcel Khalifé, John Malkovich. He has worked with directors Stijn Coninx, Frank Van Laecke, Susanna White and Roland Joffé, and with writers Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Seth Gaaikema and Didier Van Cauwelaert.

Dirk Brossé has been awarded the title Cultural Ambassador of Flanders, the Flemish Parliament’s Gold Medal for Merit, the Achille Van Acker Prize, the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award and the Global Thinkers Forum Award for Excellence in Cultural Creativity.

In 2013 he was elevated to Belgium’s hereditary nobility, with the personal title of Sir. He is a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. Since 2018 Dirk is a Fellow in Arts & Humanities at the Brussels University VUB. Recently Dirk received from His Majesty King Filip of Belgium the highest award from the Belgian Monarchy: ‘Commander in the Order of Leopold’.


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Brussels Philharmonic

“The world needs symphonic music.  And symphonic music needs the world.” That is the firm belief of the Brussels Philharmonic. As a symphony orchestra founded in 1935 under the auspices of the Belgian public broadcaster, unveiling the symphonic world as best we can is deep in our DNA. By innovating while maintaining full respect for the value of the past, we keep the symphonic music of the past, present and future relevant and inspiring – for ourselves and all of society. We do this from the historic Studio 4 at Flagey in Brussels, together with our music director Kazushi Ono: he shares our open and adventurous spirit and our rock-solid belief in the need for cross-fertilization between art, life and society.
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“The world needs symphonic music. And symphonic music needs the world.” That is the firm belief of the Brussels Philharmonic. As a symphony orchestra founded in 1935 under the auspices of the Belgian public broadcaster, unveiling the symphonic world as best we can is deep in our DNA. By innovating while maintaining full respect for the value of the past, we keep the symphonic music of the past, present and future relevant and inspiring – for ourselves and all of society. We do this from the historic Studio 4 at Flagey in Brussels, together with our music director Kazushi Ono: he shares our open and adventurous spirit and our rock-solid belief in the need for cross-fertilization between art, life and society.

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Composer(s)

Dirk Brossé

Dirk Brossé, an internationally acclaimed conductor and composer, is currently Music Director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. He is also professor of composition and conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Music at his hometown Ghent, Belgium. Dirk Brossé has guest-conducted many major orchestras throughout the world, among them, the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Vancouver Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Basel, Madrid, Birmingham, Ulster, Liverpool, Glasgow, Stavanger, Goteborg, Prague, Copenhagen, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Queensland, St Petersburg, Caracas, Hiroshima, Osaka, Munich, Dublin, Krakow, Budapest, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. In 2008 he made his first appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 he made...
more

Dirk Brossé, an internationally acclaimed conductor and composer, is currently Music Director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
He is also professor of composition and conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Music at his hometown Ghent, Belgium.

Dirk Brossé has guest-conducted many major orchestras throughout the world, among them, the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Vancouver Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Basel, Madrid, Birmingham, Ulster, Liverpool, Glasgow, Stavanger, Goteborg, Prague, Copenhagen, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Queensland, St Petersburg, Caracas, Hiroshima, Osaka, Munich, Dublin, Krakow, Budapest, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. In 2008 he made his first appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
In 2016 he made his debut at the Carnegie Hall New York.

Maestro Brossé is also a highly- regarded, award-winning composer whose body of some 400 works encompasses concerti, oratorios, lieder, chamber music and symphonic pieces, as well as scores for cinema, television and stage, including the Emmy-nominated score for the BBC/HBO series, Parade’s End. Other scores include Prince of Africa, Daens, Sacco & Vanzetti, Tintin, Rembrandt, Ben X, Pauline & Paulette, 14-18 and Scrooge. Maestro Brossé’s versatility is evident in commissions written for age-old instruments around the world, an enthusiasm that has led him to champion variety in repertoire and integrate broad cultural traditions in his programs for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. His “Pictures at an Exhibition”, inspired by a series of paintings on display in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was commissioned by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in 2015 and had its world premiere in Perelman Hall, followed by a performance in New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

Maestro Brossé is a versatile and creative performer with a keen interest in cinematic music and an early proponent of bringing movie scores to orchestral venues. He was chosen by John Williams to conduct the Star Wars in Concert World Tour in 2009, the first world tour of its kind. He is also director of the World Soundtrack Academy at the prestigious Ghent Film Festival.

He has made more than 100 CD recordings and has collaborated with world-class artists such as José Van Dam, Barbara Hendricks, Julia Migenes, Claron McFadden, Julian Lloyd Webber, Sabine Meyer, Alison Balsom, Salvatore Accardo, John Williams, Toots Thielemans, Gabriel Yared, Hans Zimmer, Elmer Bernstein, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Randy Crawford, Lisa Gerrard, Mel Brooks, Sinead O’Connor, Maurice Jarre, Michel Legrand, Youssou N’Dour, Marcel Khalifé, John Malkovich. He has worked with directors Stijn Coninx, Frank Van Laecke, Susanna White and Roland Joffé, and with writers Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Seth Gaaikema and Didier Van Cauwelaert.

Dirk Brossé has been awarded the title Cultural Ambassador of Flanders, the Flemish Parliament’s Gold Medal for Merit, the Achille Van Acker Prize, the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award and the Global Thinkers Forum Award for Excellence in Cultural Creativity.

In 2013 he was elevated to Belgium’s hereditary nobility, with the personal title of Sir. He is a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. Since 2018 Dirk is a Fellow in Arts & Humanities at the Brussels University VUB. Recently Dirk received from His Majesty King Filip of Belgium the highest award from the Belgian Monarchy: ‘Commander in the Order of Leopold’.


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01.
Philadelphia Ouverture
07:04
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
02.
Sea Life Aquarium: The Aquarium
00:42
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
03.
Sea Life Aquarium: The Tub Gurnard
01:47
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
04.
Sea Life Aquarium: The Eel
02:46
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
05.
Sea Life Aquarium: The Flatfish
02:16
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
06.
Sea Life Aquarium: The Seahorse
01:36
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
07.
Sea Life Aquarium: The Crustaceans
01:30
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
08.
Radetzky Waltz
05:22
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
09.
Adagio for Strings & Harp
04:44
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
10.
Für Elise @ The Movies: 21st Century opening fanfare
00:25
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
11.
Für Elise @ The Movies: Elise at Tiffany's
05:01
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
12.
Für Elise @ The Movies: His name is Ludwig, Ludwig VAN...!
02:03
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
13.
Für Elise @ The Movies: Elise's Reflections
02:51
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
14.
Für Elise @ The Movies: May the force be with you
03:10
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
15.
Für Elise @ The Movies: Elise's starry starry night
01:27
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
16.
Für Elise @ The Movies: Play it again, Ludwig
03:27
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
17.
Für Elise @ The Movies: Elise in space
04:13
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
18.
Für Elise @ The Movies: Elise on Sunset Boulevard
02:02
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
19.
Back to Utopia
05:07
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
20.
Amore Pedestre
07:19
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
21.
Grand Canyon of the Colorado River
09:42
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
22.
Olympic Fanfare & Hymn
05:08
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic
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