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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

Harmony (cancelled)


Sinfonieorchester Basel

Anna Vinnitskaya, piano

Marek Janowski, conductor

Paul Hindemith:

Die Harmonie der Welt Symphony

Sergei Rachmaninov:

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in D minor, op. 30

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Sinfonieorchester Basel

Anna Vinnitskaya, piano

Marek Janowski, conductor

Paul Hindemith:

Die Harmonie der Welt Symphony

Sergei Rachmaninov:

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in D minor, op. 30

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Harmony (cancelled)


SOB symphony concert

07:30 PM

Stadtcasino Basel

Stadtcasino Basel
Konzertgasse 1
4051 Basel

T +41 61 226 36 00

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Stadtcasino Basel
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06:30 PM: Introduction to the concert (in German) in the Hans Huber-Saal with Benjamin Herzog

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Paul Hindemith's plans for an opera about the life and work of the astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) date back to the 1930s. However, they were not resumed until 1949, when Paul Sacher asked him to write a new work for the 25th anniversary of the Basel Chamber Orchestra. The symphony Die Harmonie der Welt, whose title refers to Kepler's 1619 work Harmonice mundi, was premiered in Basel in 1952.

Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto is something of an eight-thousand-metre peak for pianists: the death zone of virtuosity. But the work is no superficial keyboard magic! The cool elegance of the melodies, the refined harmonies and the original interweaving of the voices make the piece a rousing musical revelation. We are looking forward to the debut of the exceptional Russian pianist Anna Vinnitskaya and the return of Marek Janowski.

In plain language:

The scientist Johannes Kepler explored the stars. He wrote the book Harmonie der Welt (Harmony of the World) about it. The composer Paul Hindemith was interested in Johannes Kepler. Therefore he called his symphony Harmonie der Welt. The symphony was first performed in Basel in 1952.

Harmony (cancelled)


SOB symphony concert

07:30 PM

Stadtcasino Basel

Stadtcasino Basel
Konzertgasse 1
4051 Basel

T +41 61 226 36 00

Website

 

 

Stadtcasino Basel
close

06:30 PM: Introduction to the concert (in German) in the Hans Huber-Saal with Benjamin Herzog

Details