Orchestre Symphonique de Flandres
Flanders Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is one of Belgium’s leading orchestras. Composed of highly committed and passionate musicians, and led by renowned conductors, Flanders Symphony Orchestra not only commissions and performs new compositions but also gives electrifying renditions of the main symphonic repertoire from the classical period onwards.
The orchestra was founded in 1960 and has been conducted by distinguished chief conductors such as David Angus, Etienne Siebens, Seikyo Kim and Jan Latham-Koenig. As of the concert season 2019-20 onwards, Kristiina Poska was appointed as the new chief conductor. Thanks to its own concert series in all major venues of Flanders and Brussels, the orchestra enjoys playing to a large and loyal audience. In addition, the orchestra also performs as a welcome guest at international venues and festivals.
Flanders Symphony Orchestra is in residence at Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, Ghent (member of the UNESCO Creative Cities of Music Network), and receives support from the Flemish Government and the City of Ghent. It fulfills an exemplary role in creating outreach and educational programs as well as projects focussing on the development of young talented musicians, composers, and conductors.