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Below you find a list of concerts that I consider attending (or have attended); this is merely for information. The occurrence of an event does not imply endorsement or promotion (nor do I promise reviewing each and every one of these concerts). All concerts are in Switzerland, unless noted otherwise.
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Opera All 2019 2017 2016
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  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-01-09

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Valery Gergiev (source: Wikimedia Commons)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Opera "Iolanta", op.69 (excerpts)
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Symphony No.5 in E minor, op.64


    Valery Gergiev / Mariinsky Orchestra
    Irina Churilova, soprano (Princess Iolanta)
    Najmiddin Mavlyanov, tenor (Count Vaudémont)
    Roman Burdenko, baritone (Duke Robert)
    Mikhail Petrenko, bass (King René)
    Evgeny Nikitin, bass-baritone (Ibn-Hakia, Moorish Physician)

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019

    Concert: Tan Dun, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-01-27

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

    Tan Dun (source: tandun.com)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Cosmic Percussion Ensemble
    ——————
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Feu d'artifice, op.4 (1908)
    Tan Dun (*1957): Farewell My Concubine – Symphonic Poem for Piano & Qingyi
    Ren Tongxiang (*1926): Hundreds of Birds Paying Homage To The Phoenix (arrangement by Guan Xia)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Suite "L'oiseau de feu" (1919)


    Tan Dun / Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
    Ralph van Raat, piano
    Wenqing Lian, Beijing opera singer
    Wenwen Liu, suona

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019

    Concert: Beatrice Rana, Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zürich — Zurich, 2019-02-10

    11:15Zurich, Opera

    Beatrice Rana (© Marie Staggat)

    Philharmonic Concert

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, op.37
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Symphony in C major, D.944, "Great C major"


    Fabio Luisi — Philharmonia Zürich
    Beatrice Rana, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Concert: Martin Fröst, Sakari Oramo, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-03-22

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sakari Markus Oramo OBE (© Benjamin Ealovega)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Marie Lys, soprano / Céline Latour Monnier, piano
    ——————
    Rolf Liebermann (1910 - 1999): "Furioso" for big orchestra (1947)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
    Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911): Symphony No.1 in D major, "The Titan"


    Sakari Oramo / Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
    Martin Fröst, clarinet

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Leonidas Kavakos, Chamber Orchestra of Europe — Zurich, 2019-04-09

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Leonidas Kavakos (© Marco Borggreve)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (18:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — Paul Handschke, cello & Mathias Clausen, piano
    ——————
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216
    Othmar Schoeck (1886 - 1957): Summernight for String Orchestra, op.58
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, "Eroica"


    Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Leonidas Kavakos, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019

    Concert: Denis Matsuev, Riccardo Chailly, Filarmonica della Scala — Lucerne, 2019-04-11

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Denis Matsuev (source: matsuev.com; © 2011)

    Lucerne Easter Festival

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Piano Concerto No.1 in B♭ minor, op.23
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) / orch. Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Pictures at an Exhibition


    Riccardo Chailly / Filarmonica della Scala
    Denis Matsuev, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019

    Concert: Wu Wei, Baldur Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta — Basel / Muttenz, 2019-05-05

    19:00Basel / Muttenz, Pantheon

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Leuchtende Garage (Luminous Garage)

    Rudolf Kelterborn (*1931): Musica Luminosa per Orchestra (1984)
    Bernd Richard Deutsch (*1977): "Phaenomena", Music for Sheng and Orchestra (2019, World Premiere)
    Isang Yun (1917 - 1995): Symphony II in Three Movements (1984, Swiss Premiere)


    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta
    Wu Wei, sheng

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    19
    May
    2019

    Concert: Jakub Hrůša / Bamberg Symphony — Zurich, 2019-05-19

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Jakub Hrůša (source: jakubhrusa.com, © IMG Artists)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884): Má Vlast, JB 1:112


    Jakub Hrůša / Bamberg Symphony

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    Concert: Vernikov, Piccotti, Voltchok, Čepaitė / YES Orchestra — Basel, 2019-05-23

    19:30Basel, Musical Theater

    Adrija Čepaitė

    Konzertgesellschaft / Coop-Sinfoniekonzert

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, op.56, "Triple Concerto"
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Symphony No.1 in C minor, op.11


    Adrija Čepaitė — YES Orchestra
    Pavel Vernikov, violin
    Erica Piccotti, cello
    Anastasia Voltchok, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★)


  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    Concert: Szymon Nehring, Timothy Ridout, David Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2019-05-24

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    David Zinman (source: picasa; © David Zinman)

    Young Soloists On Stage — Orpheum Foundation

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, op.15
    William Walton (1902 - 1983): Viola Concerto (1929)
    Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990): Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story"


    David Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra
    Szymon Nehring
    , piano
    Timothy Ridout, viola

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019

    Concert: Yuja Wang, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla / CBSO — Zurich, 2019-05-26

    18:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (© Frans Jansen)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pre-Concert (17:30): "Our Stars of Tomorrow" — AKMI Duo (Valentine Michaud, saxophone & Akvilė Šileikaitė, piano)
    ——————
    Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Pastorale d’été, H.31 (1920)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, op.54
    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Symphony No.2 in D major, op.73


    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
    Yuja Wang
    , piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★½)


  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019

    Concert: Baldur Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta — Basel / Münchenstein, 2019-06-23

    19:00Basel / Münchenstein, Freilagerplatz

    Baldur Brönnimann (© João Messias | Casa da Música)

    Stadt Musik (City Music)

    Heiner Goebbels (*1952): Surrogate Cities (1994)


    Baldur Brönnimann — Basel Sinfonietta
    Jocelyn B. Smith, voice
    David Moss, voice

    → Blog Review (★★★½)


  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Stephen Waarts, Juan Pérez Floristán, Howard Griffiths / Orpheum Supporters Orchestra — Zurich, 2019-09-15

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Juan Pérez Floristán, 2017-02-07 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Stephen Waarts, London, September 2017

    Young Soloists on Stage / Orpheum Foundation

    Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Pavane pour une infante défunte, M.19a
    Ernest Chausson (1855 - 1899): Poème, op.25 for Violin and Orchestra
    George Gershwin (1898 - 1937): "Rhapsody in Blue" for Piano and Orchestra (Orchestration: Ferde Grofé, 1942)
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): The Gadfly Suite, op.97a (Excerpts)


    Howard Griffiths / Orpheum Supporters Orchestra
    Stephen Waarts, violin
    Juan Pérez Floristán, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★)


  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    Concert: Gavriel Lipkind, Adrija Čepaitė / YES Orchestra — Basel, 2019-09-26

    19:30Basel, Musical Theater

    Adrija Čepaitė

    Gavriel Lipkind (source: Facebook)

    Konzert der Konzertgesellschaft Basel

    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in A minor, op.129
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.4 in B♭ major, op.60


    Adrija Čepaitė — YES Orchestra
    Gavriel Lipkind, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★) -->


  • Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Basel Sinfonietta — Münchenstein / Basel, 2019-11-03

    19:00Dreispitzhalle, Münchenstein / Basel

    Baldur Brönnimann @ Pantheon, Muttenz/Basel, 2019-05-05 (© Rolf Kyburz)

    Basel Sinfonietta — "Auf zur Polonaise"

    Piotr Roemer (*1988): "Phantasm" for Symphony Orchestra and Electronics (2019, Swiss First, Commissioned by the Basel Sinfonietta)
    Cécile Marti (*1973): Ballet "Seeing Time 1" (2019, Swiss First, Commissioned by the Basel Sinfonietta)
    Paweł Hendrich (*1979): "Absusurrus" for Flute and Orchestra (2019, Swiss First, Commissioned by the Basel Sinfonietta)
    Oscar Bianchi (*1975): "Exordium" for Symphonic Orchestra (2016)


    Baldur BrönnimannBasel Sinfonietta
    Łukasz Długosz, flute

    → Blog Review (★★★★★)


  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Gabriela Montero, Daniel Bard, Kammerorchester Basel — Zurich, 2019-11-12

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle Maag

    Gabriela Montero (© Anders Brogaard)

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Overture to the Opera "Lucio Silla", K.135
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466
    Gabriela Montero (*1970): Improvisation Session
    Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924): Masques et bergamasques, op.122
    Darius Milhaud (1892 - 1974): Music to the Ballet "Le boeuf sur le toit", op.58


    Daniel Bard — Kammerorchester Basel
    Gabriela Montero
    , piano

    → Event Website
    Blog review planned


  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019

    Concert: Piemontesi, Mena / Lucerne Symphony Orchestra — Lucerne, 2019-11-13

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Juanjo Mena (© Michal Novak)

    Francesco Piemontesi (© Marco Borggreve)

    Lucerne Symphony Orchestra (LSO) — "Hungary, Sounds of Home"

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): Symphony No.88 in G major, Hob.I:88
    Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Piano Concerto No.2 in A major, S.125
    Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945): Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz.113 / BB 118
    Zoltán Kodály (1882 – 1967): Variations on the Hungarian folk song Fölszállott a páva (The Peacock Roared), 1939


    Juanjo MenaLucerne Symphony Orchestra
    Francesco Piemontesi, piano

    → Event Website
    Blog review planned




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