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

Basler Madrigalisten

Babette Mondry, organ

Pekka Kuusisto, violin

Ilker Arcayürek, tenor

Ivor Bolton, conductor

Lili Boulanger (1893–1918):
Psaume 24 for choir, organ and orchestra, LB 36 (1916)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958):
The Lark Ascending for violin and orchestra (1914)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) /
Anders Hillborg (*1954):

Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639,
arranged for solo violin and strings
(2015, Swiss Premiere)

Franz Liszt (1811–1886):
A Faust Symphony in three character pictures (1854)

Symphony Concerts
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Sinfonieorchester Basel

Basler Madrigalisten

Babette Mondry, organ

Pekka Kuusisto, violin

Ilker Arcayürek, tenor

Ivor Bolton, conductor

Lili Boulanger (1893–1918):
Psaume 24 for choir, organ and orchestra, LB 36 (1916)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958):
The Lark Ascending for violin and orchestra (1914)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) /
Anders Hillborg (*1954):

Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639,
arranged for solo violin and strings
(2015, Swiss Premiere)

Franz Liszt (1811–1886):
A Faust Symphony in three character pictures (1854)

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LISZTS FAUST


Symphony Concert

19:30

Stadtcasino Basel

Stadtcasino Basel
Konzertgasse 1
4051 Basel

T +41 61 226 36 00

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The concert will be followed by a public critique discussion with Benjamin Herzog (moderator) in the Hans Huber-Saal.

The concert will be recorded by Radio SRF2 Kultur and broadcast in the show ‹Im Konzertsaal›.

Ticket sales from 2 August 2022

The myth of Doctor Faust, with his greed for knowledge and power and his lust for amorous escapades, has not lost its fascination to this day. His inability to enjoy the moment of happiness leads to the devil's pact with Mephisto. Franz Liszt composed an entire symphony about it, without claiming to set Goethe's literary model to music. In three large movements characterising Faust, Gretchen and Mephisto, he wanted to make the spiritual content of Faust audible.

The 24th Psalm by Lili Boulanger is the miraculous work of a 22-year-old composer who unfortunately died far too early. And with the Song of the Rising Lark by Ralph Vaughan Williams, written almost at the same time, Pekka Kuusisto will make his first appearance of the season as 'Artist in Residence' of the Basel Symphony Orchestra.

LISZTS FAUST


Symphony Concert

19:30

Stadtcasino Basel

Stadtcasino Basel
Konzertgasse 1
4051 Basel

T +41 61 226 36 00

Website

 

 

Stadtcasino Basel
close

The concert will be followed by a public critique discussion with Benjamin Herzog (moderator) in the Hans Huber-Saal.

The concert will be recorded by Radio SRF2 Kultur and broadcast in the show ‹Im Konzertsaal›.

Ticket sales from 2 August 2022