The Antwerp Symphony Orchestra is the symphony orchestra of Flanders (Belgium), with the renowned Queen Elisabeth Hall as its home base. The orchestra is led by chief conductor Elim Chan and honorary conductor Philippe Herreweghe and performs concerts on the grandest stages both in Belgium and abroad.
In Antwerp, Antwerp Symphony performs mostly in the fantastic acoustics of its own Queen Elisabeth Hall. With concerts at other iconic Antwerp locations as well as an extensive outreach programme to the Antwerp districts, the orchestra is entirely at home in the city.
Thanks to its own series of concerts in large venues, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra occupies a unique position in Flanders. The orchestra has also been a guest at major foreign concert halls: the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Festspielhaus in Salzburg, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Suntory Hall and the Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo, the Philharmonie of Cologne and Munich, the Palace of Art in Budapest and the National Grand Theatre of Beijing. International concert tours are a constant item on the yearly calendar.
Antwerp Symphony collaborates with major classical music labels, and several of the orchestra’s discs have received acclaim from the press.