Camerata Variabile—Chimera

Don Bosco Basel
Saturday, 28 May

The Chimera is a fearsome creature composed of several disparate parts. Today they are mainly found in cathedrals, in gene laboratories, and in many postmodern works. The highlight of this concert evening with the Camerata Variabile is the great ensemble work “Frankenstein!” by the Austrian HK Gruber. The piece has achieved cult status thanks to its unusual range of instruments and bizarre, socially critical lyrics. Also on the program is a world premiere by Leo Dick entitled “Hidden Message,” which is based on a text by Franz Kafka. In addition to these two works, there will be funny, jazzy, and avant-garde pieces for ensemble, including George Gershwin’s “Walking the Dog” for clarinet and piano, Paul Hindemith’s “Three Pieces for Five Instruments,” and Guillaume Connesson’s “Techno Parade” for flute, clarinet, and piano. Chanconnier, actor, and reciter Jürg Kienberger will guide the audience through the evening.
Tickets are CHF 40 for adults and CHF 20 for students.


Don Bosco Basel
Waldenburgerstrasse 34
4052 Basel

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