Infinity Festival — On the Trail of the Devil

Jazzcampus Musik-Akademie Basel
Friday, 17 March

The Basel Infinity Festival will take place for the fourth time this spring. This young festival has already firmly established itself in Basel's music and cultural landscape and is far more than "just" a classical music festival—it deliberately explores the boundaries of classical music and creates an incomparable atmosphere with original, cross-disciplinary concerts. In addition to top-class national and international artists, the Basel Infinity Festival also offers young musicians the opportunity to present themselves to the public. The unique combination of classical music with literature, ethnic folk music, and dance reaches a broad audience.
Together with three young musicians, the well-known Swiss writer Alain Claude Sulzer goes in search of the "diabolic" in literature and music. At the center is Igor Stravinsky's "L'histoire du soldat:" it tells the highly topical story of a soldier who is seduced by the devil and sells his soul. Originally composed for septet and three narrators, this project recital features the composer's reduced trio version for violin, clarinet, and piano. Works by Bartók and Paganini complete the evening.
Tickets for the concert are CHF 25 for adults and CHF 15 for people under age 28.

Note that an introduction to this "diabolical" concert will take place in the special setting of the Paul Sacher Foundation at Münsterplatz on March 16 at 18:30. Participants in the discussion will be Heinz Holliger; Alain Claude Sulzer; and the director of the Paul Sacher Foundation, Floran Besthorn. The discussion of these three proven experts will be moderated by Andreas Müller-Crepon. This event is free, but places are limited; register at


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4058 Basel

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