Symphony Orchestra ‘Brussel-Strasbourg’, in honour of Kamiel D’Hooghe

Kamiel D’Hooghe
Concert Hall, Regentschapsstraat 30 in Brussels
on the spot, at the desk

Symfonieorkest KCB & Conservatoire & Académie Supérieure de Musique Strasbourg


Nicolaus Richter

Soloist piano 21 November, in Strasbourg, Jan Michiels*

Soloist piano 23 November, in Brussel, Amy Lin°


  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Pianoconcerto Nr. 4
  • Sergei Prokofiev, Suite Romeo and Juliette
  • André Laporte, Passacaglia Serena

William Shakespeare’s famous romantic tragedy of 1595 inspired the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. In 1935 he composed compelling ballet music about the impossible love between two young people from rival families. Because the first performance of the ballet was long past due, he arranged the original score into two suites. Ludwig van Beethoven’s very poetic fourth piano concerto is based on the same famous rhythmic motif of his fifth symphony, but with a completely different development. Beethoven himself played the solo part at the premiere. One critic described it as “a new piano concerto, of an unprecedented difficulty, that Beethoven performed powerfully and in the fastest tempi, to everyone’s amazement”.


Thursday 21.11.2019 at 20:00 Auditorium de la Cité de la Musique et de la Danse Strasbourg*

  • Place Dauphine 1, 67000 Strasbourg, France 

Saturday 23.11.2019 at 20:00 Concertzaal Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel°

  • Regentschapsstraat 30, 1000 Brussels 


Kamiel D’Hooghe 90th birthday first director Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel

Kamiel D’Hooghe, born on November 17, 1929, was the first director of the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel. Since its foundation in 1832, the conservatory has had a fascinating history, both artistically and pedagogically. The most striking and radical change in the course of the last century was the division in 1966 of the unitary Conservatory into two autonomous Conservatories, one French-speaking Conservatoire and one Dutchspeaking Conservatory. On 1 August 1967, Kamiel D’Hooghe became the first director of the Conservatory. His vision continues to feed the conservatory.

With the KCB symphony orchestra, in collaboration with the Strasbourg conservatory, we celebrate this anniversary on November 23, 2019. This concert will be preceded by a debate on the position and future of our musical heritage in the context of the conservatoire and Brussels.

The Western music culture is so unique that it has reached the entire world. We must preserve this wealth, not as a museum treasure, but as something that remains alive in ever-changing forms and styles.

Kamiel D’Hooghe
Kamiel D’Hooghe
First director of the Flemish Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel.
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