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When Nations Meet: An evening of Belgian music

Join Philharmonic Wind Orchestra on 24 March for an evening of Belgian music, presented in partnership with the Embassy of Belgium in Singapore and the Delegation of the European Union to Singapore.

Led by Maestro Robert Casteels, PWO will bring you a truly exciting programme of music from Belgium, ranging from vintage wind repertoire to popular songs to contemporary creations. This concert features the Singapore premiere of From Ancient Times by internationally acclaimed Belgian composer Jan Van der Roost, and culminates in the world premiere of Symphony nr 6 by Belgium-born Singaporean composer and conductor Robert Casteels. Also joining us on stage are solo soprano Tanya Sen, who will be singing five Belgian songs arranged specially for this occasion, and solo trombonist Sam Armstrong performing Colors for trombone and band by Bert Appermont.

Date: 24th March 2024 (Fri), 7:30pm

Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

You can book your tickets here:


From Ancient Times 

Singapore premiere

Jan Van der Roost


for trombone and band

Bert Appermont

Sam Armstrong, solo trombone

Five Songs from Belgium

arr. Alexander Oon, Ong Jiin Joo, Ralph Emmanuel Lim

Tanya Sen, solo soprano

Je t’aime - Lara Fabian

Je kunt niet zonder de anderen - Zjef Vanuytsel

La valse à mille temps - Jacques Brel

Dag Vreemde Man - Ann Christy

Papaoutai - Stromae

Symphony nr 6 

for large wind orchestra and organ

Four Temperaments

world premiere

Robert Casteels



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