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Classical music 2008-09 season

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Brussels offers great opera and classical music concerts at very reasonable prices (starting at EUR 10-20 depending on the performance) compared to other European cities. The 2008-09 seasons for La Monnaie and Bozar were announced some time ago, but tickets will not be available until a couple of weeks from now, so get ready to make your pick now.

Subscriptions for La Monnaie go on sale on June 14 (expect long lines and people standing in line as of 7am and waiting a couple of hours for your turn). Subscriptions for the Bozar season are already available now. Single tickets can be bought as of June 12 (online as well, but last year, there were some glitches…) The Bozar’s Henry Le Boeuf concert hall is great, as the acoustics and view from even the cheapest seats are great, and even the most expensive seats are still a good deal.

Looking at the upcoming season, I would recommend singles tickets in both cases (for La Monnaie, they go on sale about one month before the performance – again, long lines. I would recommend booking online and paying the extra EUR 2-3 fee per ticket).

A couple of highlights for Bozar:

(1) Cecilia Bartoli – Rossiniana – 13.12.2008
(2) Murray Perahia – 02.02.2009

Author: bxlblog

It started out with just one person years ago, but now we have a team of bloggers giving input and/or writing about food, travel, and generally life in Brussels, and even life in Brussels with a baby in the team's newest blog.

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