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

Pablo Ferrández, violoncello

Krzysztof Urbański, conductor

Wojciech Kilar (1932−2013):

Orawa for string orchestra (1986)

Witold Lutosławski (1913−1994):

Concerto for cello and orchestra (1969/70)

Antonín Dvořák (1841−1904):

Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70 (1885)

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Sinfonieorchester Basel

Pablo Ferrández, violoncello

Krzysztof Urbański, conductor

Wojciech Kilar (1932−2013):

Orawa for string orchestra (1986)

Witold Lutosławski (1913−1994):

Concerto for cello and orchestra (1969/70)

Antonín Dvořák (1841−1904):

Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70 (1885)

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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 Benjamin Herzog

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.

Millions of people recognise Wojciech Kilar’s music – be it from films such as Roman Polanski’s The Pianist and Death and the Maiden, or from Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula. His pastoral Orawa represents a region of the Carpathians on the Polish-Slovakian border. The longing for the forces of nature sounds powerful in this music for string orchestra.

In the cello concerto by the Polish composer Witold Lutosławski, the soloist moves at a dangerous altitude. Composed during the Cold War in 1970, the work was understood as a depiction of the battle between the individual and society. We look forward to the debut of the Spanish cellist Pablo Ferrández.

The only eccentricity which can be ascribed to Antonín Dvořák was perhaps his weakness for ‹trainspotting›, that is, the recording of train numbers. Until shortly before his death, the composer visited Prague’s train stations almost daily. The Seventh Symphony demonstrates Dvořák’s greatest strength: a humble compactness modelled on Beethoven, which never loses its soulful melancholy.

WILDOST


Symphony Concert

07:30 PM

Stadtcasino Basel

Stadtcasino Basel
Konzertgasse 1
4051 Basel

T +41 61 226 36 00

Website

 

 

Stadtcasino Basel
close

06:30 PM: Introduction to the concert (in German) with Benjamin Herzog

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.