Under the Big Top


The Thunderer, by John Philip Souza
Entry of the Gladiators, Julius Fučík
Masquerade Suite, Aram Khachaturian
The Comedians Suite, Dmitry Kabalevsky
Carnival of Venice, Jean-Baptiste Arban



Circus… a word that conjures up so many images… memories… and lively music. Under the baton of Music Director, David Miller, the Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra will create a magical set of children’s concerts introducing the music of Dmitry Kabalevesky’s Comedian Suite and parts of Aram Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite. Of course there will be bold marches along with some more popular tunes. A concert highlight will be our rendition of the Carnival of Venice arranged by Mark Beamish and featuring Tuba soloist, Carl-Albert Hjelmborn.

Young clowns, dancers and a couple rambunctious tigers and their trainer,..the Amazing Amalia join with our Ringmaster (Andrew Pimm), Lola the Fortune Teller (Laura Ford), Hercule the Strong Man (Graham Vincent), Pippo (Richard Craddock) the kind and caring clown, the circus owner (Tim Myers) and our very special attraction….Nellie….an elephant with attitude.

When the Bruocsella Circus comes to Woluwe St. Pierre on 2 and 3 December there will be plenty of excitement and some nail biting moments. Not everything is perfect with the circus ……Two children find the lure of the Big Top too much and slip into the circus family. Find out what happens to Charlie (Blaise Landsbert-Noon) and his little sister, Alice (Nehir Hasret) as they encounter a wily and unscrupulous Loan Shark. Narrator Carolyn Saunders tells the story of circus life Under the Big Top


(Cultural Centre Woluwe St. Pierre)
Avenue Charles Thielemans 93
1150 Brussels