Ausklang | Symphonic Orchestra

KCB October 2018 (f Pepa Niebla, The Fog House Photography)
Event in spotlight
24/11: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam. 26/11: Bozar, Ravensteinstraat 23, Brussels
€10 - €33
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Ausklang, Helmut Lachenmann

Our Symphonic Orchestra presents a rare performance of one of Helmut Lachenmann's largest-scale sound explorations. Ausklang is a typically adventurous piece by the now almost 90-year-old German sound wizard. Although composed almost 40 years ago, it still sheds fascinating new light on the essence of sound. How does the piano resonate? How does starting from sound create entirely new music?

For this performance, Lachenmann himself spends a week working with our students on the interpretation of his piece. In doing so, he familiarises this youngest generation of top musicians with the fascinating vocabulary of the now almost forgotten 20th-century avant-garde. Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, composed from a totally different musical aesthetic, provides an intriguingly contrasting context. But make no mistake: this melodic masterpiece from the Romantic era is also as much about musical fantasy as Lachenmann's.


Bart Bouckaert


Jan Michiels (24&26/11)
Júlia Pusker (only on 26/11)
Enric Moya Crespín (only on 24/11)


Symphonic Orchestra Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel

  • Felix Mendelssohn
    • Concerto in E minor Op. 64 for violin and orchestra with soloist Júlia Pusker on 26/11 and Enric Moya Crespín on 24/11
  • Helmut Lachenmann
    • Ausklang with soloist Jan Michiels
Ausklang, muziekgebouw aan 't Ij

Jan Michiels

Since becoming laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1991, Jan Michiels has been known for his highly personal and multi-layered approach to the piano repertoire, combining old and new in ever-changing perspectives. Jan Michiels has worked closely with composers including G. Kurtág, H. Holliger, H. Lachenmann, K. Goeyvaerts, K. Huber, R. Groslot and K. Defoort. Jan Michiels is piano professor at our conservatoire.

Learn more about Jan.

Júlia Pusker (soloist 26/11)

Praised by the Strad Magazine for her “magical simplicity” and described as a true “aristocrat” of the violin by La Libre, Júlia Pusker came to international prominence for her prizewinning performances at the prestigious 2019 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition in Brussels.

Learn more about Júlia.

Julia Pusker (f Bozar, Szilvia Csibi)

Reservatie & tickets

Book here your tickets for friday the 24th of November 2023 at Muziekgebouw aan 't Ij, Amsterdam.

Book here your tickets for sunday the 26th of november 2023 at Bozar, Brussels.

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