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.


Op 18 juni werd Paul McCartney tweeëntachtig jaar. Om dit vieren, brengen de musici van het Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra onder leiding van Alexandra Arrieche de tweede single “Rigby’s Waltz” van hun album Another Seven Symphony’s, a symphonic tribute to Beatles music. Deze opname wordt op 7 oktober a.s. op cd en online uitgebracht.

Rigby’s Waltz is de laatste symfonie op het album “Another Seven Symphonies, a symphonic tribute to Beatles music. Beluister de nieuwe single hier

Back To The Beach Boys, een documentaire over The Seven Symphonies

Bekijk hier ‘Back To The Beach Boys’, een documentaire over The Seven Symphonies: Een klassiek eerbetoon aan de muziek van de Beach Boys. Met het Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra onder leiding van Alexandra Arrieche, met arrangementen van Roeland Jacobs.


Night of the Proms

22.11.2024 Night of the Proms – Sportpaleis Antwerp

23.11.2024 Night of the Proms – Sportpaleis, Antwerp

24.11.2024 Night of the Proms – Sportpaleis, Antwerp

Night of the Proms

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29.11.2024 Night of the Proms – SAP Arena, Mannheim

30.11.2024 Night of the Proms – Westfalenhalle, Dortmund

1.12.2024 Night of the Proms – Rudolf Weber-Arena, Oberhausen

3 & 4.12.2024 Night of the Proms – Festhalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt

5.12.2024 Night of the Proms – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart

6,7 & 8.12.2024 Night of the Proms – Olympiahalle München

13 & 14.12.2024 Night of the Proms – Barclays Arena, Hamburg

15.12.2024 Night of the Proms – ÖVB-Arena, Bremen

18.12.2024 Night of the Proms – Messehalle Erfurt

19.12.2024 Night of the Proms – ZAG Arena, Hannover

20 & 21.12.2024 Night of the Proms – Lanxess Arena, Köln

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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Jan Vereecke
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