Switzerland is famous for many things, but hardly for its symphonic music. Swiss composers of the classical and romantic eras are not well known these days - either at home or abroad. The Swiss Orchestra is bringing them and their works back to recognition, and strives for nothing less than a renaissance of Swiss symphonic music.
Embodying first-class instrumentalists of the younger generation, the Swiss Orchestra has been touring Swiss concert halls with renowned soloists since the 2019/20 season. Interspersing highlights by Beethoven or Mozart with trouvailles by Swiss symphonic composers such as Edouard Dupuy, Hans Huber or Johann Carl Eschmann makes for an unprecedented musical experience.
As a result of the official measures against the spread of the coronavirus Tour #2 with Heinz Holliger, scheduled for 6-13 June 2021, has to be postponed. The concerts will be held at the same venues, with identical programme and soloists in May 2022. All tickets purchased so far will remain valid for the alternative dates.
14–29 May 2022
[Coronavirus dates for the concerts from 29 March – 5 April 2020 and 6–13 June 2021]
HEINZ HOLLIGER, OBOE
ALICE BELUGOU, HARP
LENA-LISA WÜSTENDÖRFER, CONDUCTOR
The much sought-after conductor is Musical Director of the Swiss Orchestra. Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer stands for concert programmes that take you off the beaten track and make you want to hear more and discover new things. An established musicologist, she is also predestined her to do pioneering work in the revival or development of forgotten or unknown repertoires