Mike Svoboda Quartet — Do You Love Wagner?

Gare du Nord
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Friday, 13 January

It is worthwhile to reexamine the oeuvre of a composer from time to time and to check its aesthetic “durability.” The Mike Svoboda Quartet's successful program “Do you love Wagner?” is just such an unconventional examination of Richard Wagner's dazzling oeuvre. Its lively leader—an internationally celebrated trombonist and composer who has worked with Frank Zappa and Karlheinz Stockhausen, among others—has already set striking accents in Leverkusen. His quartet, which in addition to vocals, trombone, cello, double bass, and drums also plays electric guitar and melodica, illuminates the compositions of the Bayreuth master from the perspective of new music, jazz, rock, and pop; embedded in this virtuoso and entertaining spectacle are texts for and against Wagner by Thomas Mann, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Erik Satie, and Friedrich Nietzsche, among others, as well as texts by Wagner himself.
Tickets are CHF 25-35 for adults and CHF 10 for kids and holders of the ColourKey.


Gare du Nord
Schwarzwaldallee 200
4058 Basel

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