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SOB symphony concerts

SOB symphony concerts

SOB symphony concerts are organized by the orchestra itself. Their programmes are decided by the principal conductor and the artistic director. Internationally renowned artistes perform as guest soloists, and the orchestra plays under the direction of its principal conductor or inspiring guest conductors. Until the re-opening of the Stadtcasino in 2020/21, the SOB symphony concerts are held in the Basler Münster, Theater Basel und Musical Theater Basel.

SOB symphony concerts

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Sinfonieorchester Basel

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

Pekka Kuusisto, violin

Ivor Bolton, conductor

Rolf Liebermann:

Geigy Festival Concerto. A Fantasy on Basel Themes for Basel Drum and Large Orchestra

Helena Winkelman:

Gemini, Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra (World Premiere), Commissioned by the Sinfonieorchester Basel

Johannes Brahms:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68

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Sinfonieorchester Basel

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

Pekka Kuusisto, violin

Ivor Bolton, conductor

Rolf Liebermann:

Geigy Festival Concerto. A Fantasy on Basel Themes for Basel Drum and Large Orchestra

Helena Winkelman:

Gemini, Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra (World Premiere), Commissioned by the Sinfonieorchester Basel

Johannes Brahms:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68

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Duel


SOB symphony concert

07:30 PM

Stadtcasino Basel

Verwaltung Stadtcasino
Steinenberg 14
4051 Basel

T +41 61 273 73 73

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Stadtcasino Basel
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06:30 PM: Introduction to the concert (in German) with Helena Winkelman (Composer in Residence) and Hans-Georg Hofmann

After the concert: ‹After Concert Lounge› with the soloists, Isa Herzschwester (DJane) and Benjamin Herzog (moderator and DJ) in the foyer of the Stadtcasino

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With a carnival fantasy for Basel drums and large orchestra, we are testing the acoustics of the reopened Stadtcasino at the start of the season. Rolf Liebermann composed his Geigy Festival Concerto in 1958 in memory of Johann Rudolf Geigy-Gemuseus, who first founded a company in Basel in 1758 that began trading in «materials, chemicals, dyes».

In her commissioned work Gemini, the violinist and composer Helena Winkelman, who lives in Basel, literally combines two very different types of violin playing. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who plays barefoot, meets the Finnish violin bard Pekka Kuusisto.

Johannes Brahms also made frequent stops in Basel on his travels in the Bernese Oberland. His Symphony No. 1 was premiered in 1876 in the opening year of the Stadtcasino. Brahms had spent 21 years composing on his symphonic first work. Compared to this, four years of casino reconstruction are no more than a footnote in music history.

After the concert, the First ‹After Concert Lounge› with the soloists, Isa Herzschwester (DJane) and Benjamin Herzog (moderator and DJ) will take place in the foyer of the Stadtcasino.

Duel


SOB symphony concert

07:30 PM

Stadtcasino Basel

Verwaltung Stadtcasino
Steinenberg 14
4051 Basel

T +41 61 273 73 73

Website

 

Stadtcasino Basel
close

06:30 PM: Introduction to the concert (in German) with Helena Winkelman (Composer in Residence) and Hans-Georg Hofmann

After the concert: ‹After Concert Lounge› with the soloists, Isa Herzschwester (DJane) and Benjamin Herzog (moderator and DJ) in the foyer of the Stadtcasino

Tickets