About us

‘Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra’ is the name of the orchestra that is a fixture for almost 30 years at ‘Night of the Proms’.
Since the early 90’, the orchestra for ‘Night of the Proms’ has been carefully ‘handpicked’, to compose each year a group of talented and highly motivated musicians.  This approach has proven to work during well over 1.000 concerts and tv-shows, numerous tours :  flawlessly turning a Tchaikovsky part to be followed by a James Brown classic, and back from Seal to Beethoven requires an outstanding mastering of each instrument, as well as the willingness to perform every composition, whether a lavish symphony or a popular radio hit with all due respect and savoir-faire.
Meanwhile, it is being ensured that young musicians are invited to develop concert and tour experience.  The APO regularly plays in the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and Poland, and has collaborated with world stars, such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Charles Aznavour and Johnny Haliday.  Taki Concordia alumna Alexandra Arrieche, born in Brazil, is the musical director of the APO.



15.02.2020 Lotto Arena Antwerp

Night of the Proms

20.11.2020 Sportpaleis Antwerp 

21.11.2020 Sportpaleis Antwerp

Night of the Proms

29.11.2019 Mannheim SAP Arena

30.11.2019 Dortmund Westfalenhallen

01.12.2019 Oberhausen König Pilsener Arena

04.12.2019 Frankfurt Festhalle

05.12.2019 Frankfurt Festhalle

06.12.2019 Köln LANXESS Arena

07.12.2019 Köln LANXESS Arena

12.12.2019 Stuttgart Hans-Martin-Schleyer-Halle

13.12.2019 München Olympiahalle

14.12.2019 München Olympiahalle

15.12.2019 München Olympiahalle

17.12.2019 Erfurt Messe

18.12.2019 Hannover TUI arena

20.12.2019 Hamburg Barclaycard Arena

21.12.2019 Hamburg Barclaycard Arena

22.12.2019 Bremen ÖVB-Arena


02.03.2020 – Carré Amsterdam

Night of the Proms

26.11.2020 d’Coque Arena Luxembourg

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Wall of fame

APO has worked with legends such as

Rodger Hodgson / Nile Rodgers / Roxette / Mick Hucknall / Joss Stone / James Brown / Natasha Bedingfield / Chaka Khan / Amy Macdonald / Natalie Imbruglia / Seal / Donna Summer / The Jacksons  / Huey Lewis / Simple Minds / Grace Jones / Zucchero / Joe Cocker /Andrea Bocelli / Anastacia / Shaggy / Cee Lo Green / Boy George / Sinéad O’Connor /

and many more…



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