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.
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