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SOB symphony concerts

SOB symphony concerts

SOB symphony concerts are organized by the orchestra itself. Their programmes are decided by the principal conductor and the artistic director. Internationally renowned artistes perform as guest soloists, and the orchestra plays under the direction of its principal conductor or inspiring guest conductors. Until the re-opening of the Stadtcasino in 2020/21, the SOB symphony concerts are held in the Basler Münster, Theater Basel und Musical Theater Basel.

SOB symphony concerts

Zarathustra


Sinfonieorchester Basel

Lucas & Arthur Jussen, piano

Erik Nielsen, conductor

Richard Strauss:

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, op. 30, TrV 176

Bohuslav Martinů:

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, H 292

Maurice Ravel:

Boléro

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Sinfonieorchester Basel

Lucas & Arthur Jussen, piano

Erik Nielsen, conductor

Richard Strauss:

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, op. 30, TrV 176

Bohuslav Martinů:

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, H 292

Maurice Ravel:

Boléro

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Zarathustra


SOB symphony concert

07:30 PM

Stadtcasino Basel

Verwaltung Stadtcasino
Steinenberg 14
4051 Basel

T +41 61 273 73 73

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

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Friedrich Nietzsche came to Basel in 1869 at the age of 24, newly appointed professor of classical philology. Ten years later he left the city, «mentally ill» and at his own request. At 1800m above sea level, in the Engadine village of Sils Maria, Nietzsche temporarily finds his ideal landscape. «Genius is conditioned by dry air, by pure sky,» he defines and writes his bestseller Thus Spoke Zarathustra as if in a frenzy, which is then set to music by Richard Strauss with youthful enthusiasm.

Full of energy is also Martinůs Concerto for two pianos and orchestra, about whose explosive effect the Martinů biographer James Rybka wrote: «He uses the pianos like fighter planes fighting each other to create a whirlwind of excitement in the finale.»

Ravel remarked about his most successful work to his colleague Arthur Honegger: «I have only made one masterpiece, that is the Boléro; unfortunately it contains no music.» He is not entirely wrong: one single rhythmic model repeated 169 times in 15 minutes. The ecstatic force that results is unique.

Zarathustra


SOB symphony concert

07:30 PM

Stadtcasino Basel

Verwaltung Stadtcasino
Steinenberg 14
4051 Basel

T +41 61 273 73 73

Website

 

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

Tickets