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

Oliver Schnyder, piano

Michail Jurowski, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):

Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 5 in E-flat major, Emperor Concerto, op. 73 (1810)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975):

Symphony No. 15 in A major, op. 141 (1971)

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Sinfonieorchester Basel

Oliver Schnyder, piano

Michail Jurowski, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):

Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 5 in E-flat major, Emperor Concerto, op. 73 (1810)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975):

Symphony No. 15 in A major, op. 141 (1971)

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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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06:30 PM: Introduction to the concert (in German) with Oliver Schnyder and Hans-Georg Hofmann

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.

Late works often have the aura of the enigmatic. Dmitri Shostakovich’s last symphony is a musical retrospective of an eventful life full of extremes. However, cheerful childhood memories are combined with encrypted traumatic experiences of the Stalinist dictatorship. From Rossini to Wagner, musical quotations meet themes from Shostakovich’s own œuvre in order to express one’s own thoughts under the guise of others. Shostakovich’s credo: «After all, my music says it all. It doesn't need historical and hysterical commentaries. In the long run, any words about music are less important than the music.»

Even though Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto is not a late work, it was the last concerto he wrote for the piano. At the same time, it was also the first concerto in which he no longer played the premiere himself. Already deaf, Beethoven created a masterpiece full of pathos and new forms.

SPÄTWERK


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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06:30 PM: Introduction to the concert (in German) with Oliver Schnyder and Hans-Georg Hofmann

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.