Return to Oz


Mussorgsky (Pictures at an Exhibition)

Imagine yourself wandering through an art gallery. Have you ever wondered how the pictures you see might be expressed in music? What would an old castle sound like, or a bustling marketplace, a grand city gate or the wooded lair of Baba Yaga?

Discover how paintings can come alive with music and join the Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra on a musical journey to a simple farm on the rolling plains of Kansas. Meet Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, their niece, Dorothy (Chloé Van Thielen) and her little dog, Toto. Dorothy and her dog had an extraordinary adventure in the Land of Oz. where they met the courageous Lion (Toby Lane), a Tin Man with a big heart (Peter Lane) and a Scarecrow with a ‘very, very large brain’ (Blaise Landsbert-Noon). These unlikely companions will face new challenges when Dorothy goes back over the rainbow.  

We invite you to our annual Children’s Concerts, entitled Return to Oz, under the musical direction of David Miller. The BSO will perform Modest Mussorgsky’s lively, dramatic and majestic Pictures at an Exhibition and other works, accompanying Dorothy and her friends on a brand new journey to Oz. 

Our concert will feature narration by Carolyn Saunders, the beautiful voices of Laura Ford, Lisa Armetta, Andy Pimm and Richard Craddock. Choreography is by Carolyn Saunders, Salwa and some of our own young dancers, Nyah, Klara, Elise and Amalia. We welcome back actor, Tim Myers.  A special surprise awaits as the La Chantanne choir of Waterloo joins the Bruocsella. Our featured instrument this year is the famously Belgian invention, the saxophone with soloist Charline D’hoore.

On 1st and 2nd December we will be giving 4 concerts in 3 languages at the W:Halll in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre.  

Saturday, 1st December 

16:00 Dutch and 19:00 French

Sunday, 2nd December

14:00 English and 17:00 French



W:Halll, avenue Charles Thielemans 93, 1150 Bruxelles