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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

Leningrad


Sinfonieorchester Basel

Vadim Gluzman, violin

Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor

Sergei Prokofiev:

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor, op. 63

Dmitri Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 7 in C major, Leningrad, op. 60

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Sinfonieorchester Basel

Vadim Gluzman, violin

Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor

Sergei Prokofiev:

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor, op. 63

Dmitri Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 7 in C major, Leningrad, op. 60

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Leningrad


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 Michail Schischkin and Hans-Georg Hofmann

After the concert: ‹After Concert Lounge› with the accordionist Jovica Ivanovic in the foyer of the Stadtcasino

«At least that's how war sounds to my ears,» the composer Dmitri Shostakovich said about the first movement of his Seventh Symphony. It is not a soundtrack for a martial video game, but a music marked by a real war. It was composed in 1941, when Shostakovich's home town of Leningrad was besieged by the German Wehrmacht. Shostakovich did not write a heroic battle symphony, on the contrary: it was a work that captured the tragedy and inhumanity of war in sound. This music can sound radical and brutal, but also desperate and grotesque.

From a happier world, on the other hand, comes Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto, which was composed before the outbreak of the Second World War and the Stalinist era of terror. The violinist Vadim Gluzman takes over the solo part and would like to dedicate this performance to the great violinist Isaac Stern, who would have turned 100 this year.

The concert will be followed by the third rendition of the ‹After Concert Lounge› with the accordionist Jovica Ivanovic in the foyer of the Stadtcasino.

In plain language:

Dmitri Shostakovich composed this symphony in 1941 during the Second World War. Shostakovich said of his symphony: «At least this is the sound of war in my ears.» The music sounds brutal and violent, but also desperate and sad.

Leningrad


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 Michail Schischkin and Hans-Georg Hofmann

After the concert: ‹After Concert Lounge› with the accordionist Jovica Ivanovic in the foyer of the Stadtcasino