Maxime Pascal, winner of the 2014 Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, founded Le Balcon while still a student at the Paris conservatoire. Feted for their work on Stockhausen operas, the ensemble are known for their immersive approach to performance. They won the Fondation Stockhausen first prize in 2013, and and performed extracts from Donnerstag aus Licht in 2016 and 2017.
A Le Balcon Production. Presented by Southbank Centre, in association with London Sinfonietta.
Southbank Centre Resident Orchestra the London Sinfonietta celebrates its anniversary in 2018, marking 50 years of stunning contemporary music performance.
This project is generously supported by The London Community Foundation and Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, and The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.
RepertoireStockhausen: Donnerstag aus Licht (Thursday from Light) - opera in 3 acts, a greeting & a farewell
Please note that Stockhausen's 'Greeting' that precedes Act 1 from Donnerstag aus Licht is performed at 6pmon the Clore Ballroom within the Royal Festival Hall.
The 'Farewell' that concludes the opera is performed from the balcony on Level 5 of the Royal Festival Hall overlooking the Thames immediately after the concert.