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Basel Chamber Orchestra

with Stephen Hough, piano

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Mendelssohn
The Hebrides Overture
Holliger
Meta Arca
Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto No. 1
Schubert
Symphony No. 9 (Great)

Performers

Heinz Holliger
conductor
Stephen Hough
piano

The Kammerorchester Basel was founded in 1926 by the famous musicologist Paul Sacher and now ranks as one of the most popular international chamber orchestras in Europe. The orchestra plays on both modern and period instruments and is known for combined programmes of old and new music.

This evening’s concert is conducted by Heinz Holliger who is among the most versatile musical personalities of our time, talented as an oboist, conductor and composer. The programme includes his short composition for strings, Meta Arca.

The orchestra is joined by acclaimed concert pianist, writer, composer and painter, Stephen Hough for a performance of Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto: ‘Hough [with his] immaculate timing, pacing and placing of every note, both as glittering soloist and filigree accompanist, is the living advocate of the work’ (The Times).

The concert concludes with Schubert’s ‘Great’ Symphony No. 9 – pure musical majesty.

Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18



Basel Chamber Orchestra tour sponsor:

Swiss Arts Council

Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017‑18

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