BOENK! is a youth symphony orchestra in Brussels, by and for young people aged 15 to 25.

BOENK! gives young musicians the chance to experience what it is to play in a symphony orchestra, under the guidance of professionals.

BOENK! means the love of playing and developing your talent in a positive atmosphere.

BOENK! works with partners in search of fresh programmes and challenging opportunities to perform music in Brussels and Flemish Brabant.

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BOENK! at work

New Project : El Fuego de la Musica!

BOENK! Brussels Young Philharmonic and ReMuA/ShAkE are joining forces in 2019. Together we will be working on music from Carmen, Bizet’s melodious and highly popular opera. The young musicians of BOENK! and the ReMuA/ShAkE children’s choir will be on stage at Flagey in Brussels on 8 June during the El Sistema Festival. El Sistema is a model for music education that originated in Venezuela. El Sistema seeks to offer an accessible music education system for children and youth of all social classes. The collaboration between BOENK! and the ReMuA/ShAkE children’s choir is in the capable hands of conductor Rik Ghesquière. 

Join us ! 
If you play an instrument and would like to be part of this enthralling music project, register now. 
Participation is free, and there are no auditions. 

Thanks to: ReMuA/ShAkE, GC De Kriekelaar, Flagey

BOENK! on stage

Relive the concerts played by BOENK! on Brussels’ stages and squares !

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BOENK! join us

The young musicians of BOENK! and the ReMuA/ShAkE children’s choir will be on stage at Flagey in Brussels on 8 June. You can already reserve a seat through this link.


  • 03/02/2019, 10:00 - 13:00, GC De Kriekelaar
  • 10/02/2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Flagey
  • 24/02/2019, 10:00 - 17:00, Flagey
  • 03/03/2019, 10:00 - 13:00, GC De Kriekelaar
  • 24/03/2019, 10:00 - 17:00, Flagey
  • 31/03/2019, 10:00 - 13:00, GC De Kriekelaar 
  • 07/04/2019, 10:00 - 17:00, GC De Kriekelaar
  • 28/04/2019, 14:00 - 18:00, Urban Center
  • 05/05/2019, 10:00 - 13:00, GC De Kriekelaar
  • 19/05/2019, 10:00 - 13:00, GC De Kriekelaar

Saturday June 8, 2019 at 14h and 17h


GC De Kriekelaar, Gallaitstraat 86, 1030 Schaarbeek

  • train station Brussel Noord (15 min by foot)
  • tram 55 stop Rubens direction Rogier and stop Liedts direction Bordet (1 min by foot)
  • tram 32 (idem tram 55, as of 20h)
  • tram 25-93 (Boondaal) stopLiedts (5 min by foot)

Flagey, Belvedèrestraat 27, 1050 Elsene

  • tram 81 stop Flagey direction Montgomery from South Station
  • bus 38 and 71 from South Station
  • train station Mouterij (10 min by foot)

Urban Center, Lenglentierstraat 20, 1000 Brussels

  • train station Brussel Zuid (5 min by foot)


  • Ouverture Carmen, Les Toréadors - Bizet
  • Chanson des Gamins / Garde Montante - Bizet, arr. Nick Hayes
  • Carmen, Habañera - Bizet, arr. Nick Hayes
  • Nous on aime – Bizet, arr. Nick Hayes
  • Le Toréador rencontre Guillaume Tell - Bizet, arr. Nick Hayes and Rossini
  • Carmen, Les Dragons d’Alcala - Bizet
  • Shéhérazade - Rimsky Korsakov, arr. Nick Hayes
  • Bollywood Dance - Nick Hayes
  • Carmen, Seguedille - Bizet
  • Nessiponono - Nick Hayes
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