Symphony Concerts

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.

Symphony Concerts

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Sinfonieorchester Basel

Marcus Weiss, saxophone

Péter Eötvös, conductor

Péter Eötvös (*1944):

Sirens’ Song for orchestra (2021, Swiss premiere)

FOCUS, Concerto for saxophone and orchestra (2021, Swiss premiere), commissioned by Sinfonieorchester Basel, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) and Orchestre National de Lille

Zoltán Kodály (1882−1967):

Háry János Suite (1926)

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Sinfonieorchester Basel

Marcus Weiss, saxophone

Péter Eötvös, conductor

Péter Eötvös (*1944):

Sirens’ Song for orchestra (2021, Swiss premiere)

FOCUS, Concerto for saxophone and orchestra (2021, Swiss premiere), commissioned by Sinfonieorchester Basel, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) and Orchestre National de Lille

Zoltán Kodály (1882−1967):

Háry János Suite (1926)

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Symphony Concert

07:30 PM

Stadtcasino Basel

Stadtcasino Basel
Konzertgasse 1
4051 Basel

T +41 61 226 36 00

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From 05:30 PM: Discovery programme. In collaboration with Paul Sacher Stiftung.

Please note that all public events at the Stadtcasino Basel will take place using the COVID certificate (vaccinated, convalescent, tested). We therefore ask you to show your certificate as well as your identity card/ID at the entrance. The certificate requirement applies from the age of 16.

As a composer, conductor, and teacher, Péter Eötvös is one of the most influential figures in New Music. In 2008, a guest professorship took him to the Basel Music Academy. His works are now collected and preserved in the Paul Sacher Foundation. As a conductor and ‹Composer in Residence› of this season, Eötvös performs two Swiss premieres: a concerto for his companion, the saxophonist Marcus Weiss, and his Sirens’ Song. About the latter, he says: «The sirens are the muses of the underworld. It was not only Joyce that they seduced but also all composers who have tried to make audible what Ulysses could never hear. »

What’s more, there is Zoltán Kodály's Háry János Suite, which recounts the wondrous tales of the eponymous Hungarian folk hero. Kodály, who studied Hungarian folk music intensively and discovered the style of Debussy in Paris, paints the merry pranks of the Hungarian ‹Münchhausen› with splendid impressionistic orchestral colours. This concert is part of a discovery programme, the schedule of which will be announced in advance in the programme journal.

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Symphony Concert

07:30 PM

Stadtcasino Basel

Stadtcasino Basel
Konzertgasse 1
4051 Basel

T +41 61 226 36 00

Website

 

 

Stadtcasino Basel
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From 05:30 PM: Discovery programme. In collaboration with Paul Sacher Stiftung.

Please note that all public events at the Stadtcasino Basel will take place using the COVID certificate (vaccinated, convalescent, tested). We therefore ask you to show your certificate as well as your identity card/ID at the entrance. The certificate requirement applies from the age of 16.