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

VERDI REQUIEM


Choirs of the Gymnasien Liestal and Muttenz 
Christine Boog, Lucia Germann, Christoph Huldi, Jürg Siegrist, Olivia Zaugg and Michael Zumbrunn, direction and accompaniment
Susanne Bernhard, soprano
Stefanie Irányi, alto
Sung Min Song, tenor
Egils Silins, bass-baritone
Giampaolo Bisanti, conductor

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901):
Messa da Requiem (1874)

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Choirs of the Gymnasien Liestal and Muttenz 
Christine Boog, Lucia Germann, Christoph Huldi, Jürg Siegrist, Olivia Zaugg and Michael Zumbrunn, direction and accompaniment
Susanne Bernhard, soprano
Stefanie Irányi, alto
Sung Min Song, tenor
Egils Silins, bass-baritone
Giampaolo Bisanti, conductor

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901):
Messa da Requiem (1874)

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Fear, sadness, despair, hope - Giuseppe Verdi's Messa da Requiem is a veritable firework of human emotions and is therefore often referred to as his 'best opera'. In fact, Verdi's Mass for the Dead is one of the most beautiful and popular choral works today. He wrote it in 1874 for the late Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni. The last movement, however, the Libera me, had already been written five years earlier for the death of Gioacchino Rossini.

Under the direction of Giampaolo Bisanti, 160 students from Muttenz and Liestal and the Basel Symphony Orchestra will take up the challenge of bringing this work full of contrasts to the big concert stage.