Festival Art Classics Basel — String Quartets
The Art Classics Basel festival with its four concerts is all about homages—homage to the 97-year-old Hungarian composer György Kurtág, one of the greatest living composers; homage to Bach, who is admired by Kurtág, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Shostakovich; homage to Schumann, also one of Kurtág's role models and friend of Mendelssohn; homage to Mendelssohn, who rediscovered Bach and to whom Schumann dedicated his String Quartets op.33; and Ravel's homage to Debussy, to whom he dedicated his Sonata for Violin and Cello.
On this evening, the Basler Streichquartett will be playing Schumann’s String Quartet in A major, op. 33.3; Kurtág’s “Officium breve;” Bach’s Canon a 4 from "Musical Offering;" and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in D major, op.44.1.
Tickets are CHF 30-40 for adults, CHF 10-12 for students, and free for youths under age 18; available at https://eventfrog.ch/de/p/gruppen/art-classics-basel-festival-vom-2-bis-25-6-2023-7031283274342091054.html. Festival passes for all four concerts are also available (only at Bider & Tanner) for CHF 90-120.