Family Concerts

Family Concerts

Musical adventures

Family concerts are not just concerts – they are journeys of exploration into the vast world of music. The experienced adventurers of the Sinfonieorchester Basel treat their audiences to beautiful sounds, and help them to unearth music's buried treasure. Young and old alike then head for home enriched by a surfeit of stories, melodies and harmonies.

Family Concerts

LYDIA


Sinfonieorchester Basel
Pupils of the primary schools Thierstein Basel and Dorf Allschwil

Nicole Coulibaly, narrator
Timo Waldmeier, conductor

Texts from:
Kätlin Kaldmaa / Jaan Rõõmus: Lydia

Pieces of music:
Excerpts from Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (violin and piano)

Arvo Pärt: Estländer (violin solo), Psalom (strings quartet)

Aleksander Kunileid: Õitse ja haljenda, eestlaste maa (arr. for children's choir and string quartet by Ülo Krigul) – text by Lydia Koidula

Johannes Kappel: Ööbik (Arr. for children's choir, string quintet and piano by Ülo Krigul) – text by Lydia Koidula

Jean Sibelius: Finlandia (arr. for string quintet and piano), Voces Intimae, 2nd movement: Vivace & 4th movement: Alegretto (string quartet)

Veljo Tormis: Meil aiaäärne tänavas (arr. for children's choir, string quintet and piano by Ülo Krigul) – text by Lydia Koidula

Emīls Dārziņš: Melancholic Waltz (arr. for string quintet by Valērijs Avramenko)

Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8, 3rd movement

Robert Theodor Hansen: Ema Süda (Arr. for children's choir, string quintet and piano by Ülo Krigul) – text by Lydia Koidula

Family Concerts
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Sinfonieorchester Basel
Pupils of the primary schools Thierstein Basel and Dorf Allschwil

Nicole Coulibaly, narrator
Timo Waldmeier, conductor

Texts from:
Kätlin Kaldmaa / Jaan Rõõmus: Lydia

Pieces of music:
Excerpts from Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (violin and piano)

Arvo Pärt: Estländer (violin solo), Psalom (strings quartet)

Aleksander Kunileid: Õitse ja haljenda, eestlaste maa (arr. for children's choir and string quartet by Ülo Krigul) – text by Lydia Koidula

Johannes Kappel: Ööbik (Arr. for children's choir, string quintet and piano by Ülo Krigul) – text by Lydia Koidula

Jean Sibelius: Finlandia (arr. for string quintet and piano), Voces Intimae, 2nd movement: Vivace & 4th movement: Alegretto (string quartet)

Veljo Tormis: Meil aiaäärne tänavas (arr. for children's choir, string quintet and piano by Ülo Krigul) – text by Lydia Koidula

Emīls Dārziņš: Melancholic Waltz (arr. for string quintet by Valērijs Avramenko)

Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8, 3rd movement

Robert Theodor Hansen: Ema Süda (Arr. for children's choir, string quintet and piano by Ülo Krigul) – text by Lydia Koidula

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LYDIA


Family Concert

06:00 PM

Pauluskirche Basel

Steinenring 20
4051 Basel

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A cooperation with Baobab Books

Seating plan Pauluskirche (pdf)

Flyer educational offers (pdf, in German)

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In 1840, a girl named Lydia was born in Livonia, Estonia. At that time, women had no access to higher education, and artistic or political activities were not on the agenda. But Lydia Koidula stubbornly went her own way: she wanted to learn, write, travel... Even as a child, her desire to become a poet was firmly established. Her poems are still read and her songs sung in Estonia today - and Lydia Koidula is still a symbol of the right to freedom and self-determination. The children's book Lydia, published by Baobab Books, tells the extraordinary story of a girl and a woman who actively and courageously stood up for her beliefs. In a cooperation project between Baobab Books and the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the eventful life of Lydia Koidula is told through music.

LYDIA


Family Concert

06:00 PM

Pauluskirche Basel

Steinenring 20
4051 Basel

Seating plan
Website

close

A cooperation with Baobab Books

Seating plan Pauluskirche (pdf)

Flyer educational offers (pdf, in German)

Tickets