Cancelled: Oerknal | Joseph Puglia Curator-in-Residence, “100 Notes”

Event cancelled due to coronavirus

In order to curb a further outbreak of the coronavirus, the authorities immediately announced a ban on events involving more than 100 people. Until further notice, all public events at the Royal Conservatoire cannot be held.

Purchased concert tickets will be reimbursed. Current information can be found on this page.

Joseph Puglia, curator-in-residence and solo violin
Gregory Charette, conductor

Susanne Peters, flutes
Daniel Boeke, clarinets
Daniel Walden, piano
Christian Smith, percussion
Jellantsje de Vries, violin
Raphaella Engelsberg, violin
Lidwine Dam, viola
René van Munster, cello
Gregory Charette, artistic direction

J.S. Bach - Part 3 from Sonata nr. 2 in a, BWV 1003
Zorn - Bateau Ivre
Composition students - new werk ‘100 notes’
Broekman - Among all names
Ayres - Concert for violin en chambre ensemble (world première)

Oerknal is excited to announce that violinist Joseph Puglia will be Oerknal’s curator-in-residence for our 2019|20 season! Joseph has crafted an exciting program exploring virtuosity in musical performance. What constitutes virtuosity? What happens when a performer is pushed to the outer most limits of their abilities?

Works by J.S. Bach and John Zorn are presented side-by-side, examples of instrumental virtuosity from across centuries. Jesse Broekman is a young Dutch composer of unique talent and ability; his duet Among all names for flute and cello is a virtuosic melding of texture and timbre,

creating a super-instrument out of the two component parts. The highlight of these concerts is the world premiere of a new concerto for violin and chamber ensemble by Richard Ayres – Richard’s music is colorful, energetic and vibrant, exploring the traditional role of “soloist” in ways both subtly subversive and manically extrovert.

As a part of this project, Joseph and Oerknal will hold workshops with the composition department of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. 10 composition students will create a 20 minute “suite” exploring various concepts of virtuosity (melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, textural, structural, etc.) – each composer will craft a piece of up to 2 minutes in length using no more than 100 notes – pieces will be scored for various bezettingen, ranging from solo to nonet.

Cooperation partners: Oerknal, Gaudeamus muziekweek and Korzo Theater



Thu 9 April 2020 20.30


TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

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Entrance fee

€ 17,- / € 13,- CJP


Fri 10 April 2020 19.30


​Korzo Studio, Den Haag​

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Entrance fee

€15 / €7 student / <27