Dirk Brossé’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ | 5/14 & 15/2017

Be ready for a divine experience on May 14th or May 15th, 2017!  For its season’s finale, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia will present ‘Pictures at an Exhibition‘,  conducted by its own Musical Director: Gentenaar Dirk Brossé.  The performance will magically blend American painting and music, following Brossé’s musical interpretation of the seven by-him-selected artworks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  While listening, the audience will enjoy simultaneously the projected paintings taking the overall experience to an impressive level.

ABC News “Love the Arts” presented a very nice segment about the concert.  And for those more curious about Brossé can see him ‘live’ during Van Gils & Gasten op “een”.




philly here I come

Freshly arrived in Philly, the City of Brotherly Love, I have to admit that I feel quite intimidated to re-start my blogging from scratch but excited by the fresh challenge.

In Atlanta, where I spent the last 12 years of my life, I developed and created, about three years ago, a unique blogging concept called beATL [bētl – pronounce it beetle].   This blog, aimed at Belgians and [seriously] Belgian-minded souls in and around the City, has been very successful if I may say so myself.  My fans had nicknamed me their ‘beATL Queen’.  Now in Philly, it is my intention to replicate this formula… even if I know ‘nothing‘ [yet] here!

The concept is pretty simple.    bePHL [pronounce it beefil] will broadcast Belgian-related events in and around Philadelphia (and sometimes adjacent states) in the form of blog articles.  Its main goal is to alert and inform the members of the local Belgian Community about what is relevant to them.   It can be anything: a conference with an eminent professor, a movie, a concert, an event from the Belgian American Chamber of New York, a walk in a park organized by a fellow Belgian, a get-together organized by VIM [Vlamingen in de Wereld], a sportive challenge …

So, if you plan to organize a “Belgian-related” event or if you know about any Belgian-related coming to Philadelphia, email me the details and I will gladly post if for you – free of charge!

bePHL invites all Belgians or [seriously] Belgian-minded people to follow the blog. bePHL is Belgian … there is no linguistic distinction: “L’union fait la force” |“Eendracht maakt macht” … that’s us, all United in the United States!

bePHL is a ‘social-place-to-be’.  bePHL is your place to be.