Martinů Festival — Rebel Choir
Since 1995, the pianist Robert Kolinsky together with his team endeavors to bring renowned artists to Basel for an annual classical music festival to popularize the works of Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů. The festival, which is regarded by the media as “the smallest but finest of its kind,” this year includes four concerts and one film.
The opening night of this year’s Martinů Festival entitled “Rebellenchor” (Rebel Choir), is a collaboration between the choir of the Theater Basel and violinist/cellist Simore Drescher. Together they will perform Béla Bartók’s “Four Slovak folk songs for mixed choir and piano,” Sz.70; Iris Szeghy’s “Slovak dance” for cello solo, “Psalm of a starving man” for mixed choir, and “Mirabilia musicae” for women's choir; and Bohuslav Martinů’s “Three-part songs,” H338, for three women's choirs, “Variations on a Slovak theme,” H378 for cello and piano, and “Rebel songs” (Zbojnické písně), H361 for 10 male choirs.
Tickets are CHF 35.
Sinfonieorchester Basel Probezentrum