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SOB symphony concerts

SOB symphony concerts

The symphony concerts of the Sinfonieorchester Basel bear the signature of the Principal Conductor and the Artistic Director. Guests include internationally renowned soloists, the concerts are conducted by Principal Conductor Ivor Bolton or by guest conductors. The symphony concerts take place in the music hall of the Stadtcasino Basel, which has been modernised by Herzog & de Meuron.

SOB symphony concerts

Liebestod in Amerika


Sinfonieorchester Basel

Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Erik Nielsen, conductor

Richard Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde, WWV 90

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart: Concerto for violin and orchestra no. 5 in A major, K. 219, Alla turca

Charles Ives: Symphony no. 2

 

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SOB symphony concerts
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Sinfonieorchester Basel

Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Erik Nielsen, conductor

Richard Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde, WWV 90

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart: Concerto for violin and orchestra no. 5 in A major, K. 219, Alla turca

Charles Ives: Symphony no. 2

 

Read the program on issuu.

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Liebestod in Amerika


SOB symphony concert

07:30 PM

Theater Basel

Theater Basel
Elisabethenstr. 16

CH-4051 Basel

Zentrale
T+41(61) 295 11 00

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6.30pm: Concert introduction in the Theater Basel foyer

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"Charles Ives polished off the cake before anyone else had even sat down at the table", Igor Stravinsky apparently said of the American composer born in 1874, meaning he was far ahead of his time. At first glance his 2nd Symphony is a work of late Romanticism, entirely in the spirit of Johannes Brahms, Antonín Dvorák, Richard Wagner and Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky. But its melodic material is new. It includes quotations from American hymns and student songs, elements of profane utility music and popular styles – and it calls into question the inviolable concept of musical works. This was revolutionary, but for nearly fifty years it remained unheard: Leonard Bernstein conducted its first performance in New York in 1951. You will also be able to discover echoes of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, from which the "Prelude and Liebestod” will open our concert. Sandwiched between these two works of the late Romantic period will be Mozart’s 5th violin concerto with its "Turkish" finale, interpreted by Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos.

Liebestod in Amerika


SOB symphony concert

07:30 PM

Theater Basel

Theater Basel
Elisabethenstr. 16

CH-4051 Basel

Zentrale
T+41(61) 295 11 00

Website

close

6.30pm: Concert introduction in the Theater Basel foyer

Tickets