Chamber Orchestra — Historical Naturally

Don Bosco Basel
Friday, 16 June

This concert with the Kammerorchester Basel under the direction of Kristian Bezuidenhout is like a flirt à la Mozart—with finesse and highly seductive, of course! In Mozart’s Concert for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in G major, the same motif appears three times, followed by a pause and a question mark before the full sound comes forth. Nineteen-year-old Mozart, master of false trails, sparks little dialogues between orchestra and solo voice. The latter listens, records, remains silent or comments, sometimes dramatically, sometimes ironically. Mozart must have had great fun with this little opera without words. Incidentally, he took his cue from the music of Johann Christian Bach. The youngest of Johann Sebastian Bach's sons had already stopped strictly alternating orchestral and solo blocks and instead linked them elegantly and in a dialog. Mozart takes this approach one step further: orchestra and soloist are closely interwoven—flirting, dancing, and singing with each other. Solo violinist Alina Ibragimova is happy to engage in this flirtation.
Tickets are CHF 20-80 for adults and half price for students.


Don Bosco Basel
Waldenburgerstrasse 34
4052 Basel

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