The soloist Ksenija Sidorova, who is scheduled for this concert, is expecting a baby. We wish her all the best!
We're happy that the young Venezuelan trumpeter Pacho Flores is going to replace her. He belongs to the so-called "trumpet singers", whose legato and soft tone are described as extraordinary by connoisseurs of trumpet sound. For his Basel debut he's taking along Haydn's famous trumpet concerto and a commissioned work by the Swedish composer and trombonist Christian Lindberg.
In the second part of the concert you will hear Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony, the "Symphony of Fate". Tchaikovsky writes it when, after his first major concert tour, he returns home and struggles with life, his work and Russia. The central theme runs unstoppably through all four movements from the very beginning.