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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Isabelle Faust, violin

Antoine Tamestit, viola

Alasdair Kent, tenor

Ivor Bolton, conductor

Benjamin Britten (1913−1976):

Matinées Musicales, op. 24 (1941)

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756−1791):

Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola, and orchestra in E-flat major, KV 364 (1779)

Benjamin Britten (1913−1976):

Symphonic Suite from Gloriana, op. 53a (1953)

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Sinfonieorchester Basel

Isabelle Faust, violin

Antoine Tamestit, viola

Alasdair Kent, tenor

Ivor Bolton, conductor

Benjamin Britten (1913−1976):

Matinées Musicales, op. 24 (1941)

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756−1791):

Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola, and orchestra in E-flat major, KV 364 (1779)

Benjamin Britten (1913−1976):

Symphonic Suite from Gloriana, op. 53a (1953)

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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 Isabelle Faust, Antoine Tamestit 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.

Dancing dialogues and subtle tenderness are at the heart of this concert. Britten’s orchestral suite Matinées Musicales is based on the humorous and lively melodies of the Italian melodramatist Rossini, which Britten had already used for the scoring of the ballet film The Tocher in 1935. The element of dance can be found in both Britten’s suite and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante such that both works were arranged for the ‹American Ballet› by the American choreographer George Balanchine in the 1940s.

The symphonic suite from Gloriana, commissioned to celebrate the coronation of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, combines the rhythmic and the lyrical. The suite begins with tension-filled tournament music opening the opera, followed by an emphatic lute song and energetic court dances, before coming to an end with music from the opera’s epilogue.

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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 Isabelle Faust, Antoine Tamestit 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.