La Fanfare Wagnérienne | Brass Ensemble XL

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Different locations per concert | see below
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Brass Ensemble XL

In 1894, François-August Gevaert founds a large brass ensemble at the Brussels conservatoire, led by Henri Séha. Gevaert founds the Fanfare Wagnérienne to learn the students to play the new Wagnertubas for the historic performance of Wagner's Das Rheingold at the Brussels conservatoire in 1895. Since no repertoire yet existed for this new orchestral form, Séha asked the likes of Paul Gilson and August De Boeck to compose for his Fanfare Wagnérienne. When, during the interwar period, seven of Gilson's pupils gather in the composers' collective, Les Synthétistes, they inherit their master's love of wind music. Each in their own modern style, the Synthetists also compose music for large brass ensemble.


Luc Vertommen


Jeroen Billiet


Brass Ensemble XL

  • Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (KCB), School of Arts EhB
  • KASK & Conservatorium (HOGENT – Howest)
  • Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen, School of Arts AP Hogeschool
  • Paul Gilson 
    • Variations symphoniques
  • August De Boeck
    • Fantaisie
  • Marcel Poot
    • Trois fanfares à le mémoire d’Emile Vandervelde
  • Gaston Brenta
    • Fanfare héroique
  • René Bernier
    • Epitaphe
  • Paul Gilson
    • Scherzo Fantastique

The ensemble performs at different locations

07.12.2023 | 20:00
Concert Hall, Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel
Regentschapsstraat 30
1000 Brussels

08.12.2023 | 20:00
MIRY Concert Hall
Biezekapelstraat 9
9000 Ghent

10.04.2024 | 19:30
CC Het Spoor
Eilandstraat 6
8530 Harelbeke

Courtesy of the Alliantiefonds

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