No one better than conductor Bjarte Engeset to teach our students the subtleties of Scandinavian music. As one of the prominent figures of the Norwegian musical landscape, Engeset performs all over the world and is no stranger to Belgium: for many years he was guest conductor of Brussels Philharmonic.
Together with the students, he performs Nielsen's atmospheric Helios Overture, a work the Danish composer wrote in Athens, depicting the rising and setting of the sun over the Aegean Sea, as well as the finnish Sibelius' grand Second Symphony. Similar to Nielsen's overture, this masterpiece has its inspiration not in its own country but in the Italian town of Rapallo, which makes for an impressive "combination of Italian warmth and Scandinavian intensity", according to Sibelius expert Robert Layton. Lastly, beware of Englishman Edward Elgar's famous and moving Cello Concerto, one of the finest works ever written for cello and orchestra.
KCB students - Strings, Woodwind, Brass & Percussion players of the Music Department - Classical
- Carl Nielsen
- Helios Ouverture op. 17
- Edward Elgar
- Concerto in E minor for cello and orchestra, op. 85
- Jean Sibelius
- Symphonie nr. 2, op. 43
Which ticket should I book (€10 / €5 / €0)?
For whom is it €0?
This event is free for children under the age of 12 years old. It is also free for employees and students of KCB, CrB, RITCS and EhB, they may bring a second person of their choice for free to introduce them to our wonderful institution. Be sure to bring the adequate proof of identity.
For whom is it €5?
We offer a discounted of €5 for seniors (+65), students from other institutions and groups of 10 or more. Be sure to bring the adequate proof of identity.
For whom is it €10?
All persons outside the categories mentioned above, will have to book a ticket at the price of €10.
Have a drink during the pause or after the concert and share your thoughts in good company.
Tickets for drinks can only be purchased with cash.