Infinity Festival — One Evening, Two Concerts
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.
On this Saturday, there will be two concerts with an apéro in between that is included in the ticket price. Starting at 17:30, the Männerstimmen Basel (Men's Voices of Basel), with their knickerbockers and suspenders, will have you thinking you're in the wrong decade, if not the wrong century. But when you hear them sing, you stand amazed in the here and now. As prize winners of many international competitions, they delight audiences all over Europe. Under their new artistic director David Rossel, they will present an exciting and enchanting a capella program.
At 19:30, Ruben Drole and Jan Schultsz will take the stage with a song recital. "Na, Du wirst Augen machen!" (Well, you will be in for a surprise!)—the words of Hugo Wolf aptly describe a song recital with star singer and audience favorite Ruben Drole. With his powerful bass-baritone, he will make the Pauluskirche tremble; wide eyes are guaranteed. Master pianist and song specialist Jan Schultsz provides sensitive accompaniment on the grand piano.
For the individual concerts, tickets are CHF 25 for adults and CHF 15 for people under age 28; for both concerts together, tickets are CHF 40/CHF 25.