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Conference Series

Viennese Encounters

Presented by Camille de Rijck, this series of talks on the major themes running through the season will provide valuable insight into the background of the composers who made Vienna a capital of music.

Thursday 13 & Friday 14 October
How well do you know Mozart?

Wednesday 14 December
The Viennese Ball

Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 February
The Golden Age of Viennese Music

Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 March
Gustav Mahler

Discovering Shostakovich

Thursday 2 & Friday 3 February
Conference #1 by Camille de Rijck

Thursday 2 March
Conference #2

Thursday 9 March
Conference #3

Contemporary Composers


Explore an aspect of the concert ̶ solo instrument, central theme, musical genre  ̶  at Preludes performed by young musicians and students from the region’s major musical and artistic conservatoires and colleges.

Pre-concert events are held at 6.45pm in the Orchestra Bar
* 4.45pm on 19 November
Free admission for ticketholders of the evening concert.

On Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September, come meet the ONL teams before the concerts for the start of a season packed with surprises!

A prominent figure on Musiq3, RTBF’s, classical music and culture channel, a journalist on La Première, editorial director, author, and more, Camille de Rijck never tires of communicating his passion for classical music. The ONL is delighted to welcome him this season for a series of talks focused mainly on Viennese music. His extensive knowledge, talent for public speaking and wit will make each conference a fascinating event.


In the Wings

Meeting the musicians after the concert.
(to be confirmed)

Thursday 6 October
Orchestral Colours

Thursday 8 December
Mahler for Eternity

Wednesday 11 January
Virtuosity from Bartók to Britten


Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 February
The Golden Age of Viennese Music

Tuesday 28 February

Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 March
The Genius of Youth

Friday 23 June
Closing concert


Soundpainting, music through movement

Discover soundpainting, a live composing sign language based on improvisation with guest speaker, Guillaume Meunier.

Saturday 5 November 4pm

Duration 1h30 – A workshop for everyone over 10 years old.
Free: Pre-booking required

Festivities Viennese Style

Before the Christmas holidays, join us for a joyful moment of dance and conviviality. Experience the vibrance of Vienna at the beginning of the last century as if you were there!

Sunday 18 December 3pm

Duration 1h30 – Free provided available seats

Open rehearsals

The Orchestre National de Lille opens its doors free of charge to inquisitive individuals wanting to attend one of its rehearsals.

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Tuesday 27 September 1.30pm
Opening Concert

Tuesday 11 October 1.30pm
Mass in C by Mozart

Wednesday 23 November 9.30am
From Mozart to Eötvös

Monday 12 December 1.30pm
End-of-year concert

Tuesday 10 January 9.30am
Virtuosity from Bartók to Britten

Monday 6 February 1.30pm
The Golden Age of Viennese music

Tuesday 28 March 9.30am
The Genius of Youth

Tuesday 9 May 1.30pm
Musical Fantasies

Thursday 22 June 9.30am
Closing concert

Free: pre-booking required.
Booking opens on 12 July, limited to 15 people per booking
and four rehearsals per season.

Behind the scenes with the orchestra

Listen to the story behind the orchestra, how it works and the jobs it involves. Seize this chance to discover the workings of the symphonic machine and to ask your questions.

Flat rate: 60 € (30 people maximum)
Date and time to be agreed mutually.

Booking required for the following sessions:

Tuesday 27 September 6pm

Thursday 17 November 5.30pm

Tuesday 10 January 5.30pm

Tuesday 7 March 6pm

Duration 1h15 – 5 € per person
Booking opens on 28 June
Limited to between 10 minimum and 30 people maximum per visit.

Information and reservations: Charlotte De Visscher