Mizmorin Chamber Music Festival — Mizmorim Jazz

Fauteuil Theater / Tabourettli
Sunday, 22 January

Established and founded in 2015 by Michal Lewkowicz, the Mizmorim Kammermusik Festival is a multi-day classical chamber music event celebrating the diverse encounters between Jewish music and Western art music. Every year in January, renowned artists from Switzerland and all over the world come together in Basel to present works from different epochs on a specific topic. The programs and artists take the audience on a varied journey, discovering unknown works and new perspectives on the classics.
For its the ninth edition, the Mizmorim Chamber Music Festival follows the life stages of Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) and his "Blue-White Project." In 12 concerts and a panel discussion, musical works will be brought into relation to the tension between utopia and the reality of Zionism. With his essay “Der Judenstaat” (The Jewish State), which was published in 1896, and the Zionist Congress held for the first time in Basel in 1897, Herzl not only provided the theoretical and practical foundations for the movement for a Jewish national state, but also attached great importance to music.
On this afternoon, the Israeli duo Chaco-04 with Matan Chapnizky (saxophone and keyboard) and Adam Cohen (drums), together with Haggai Cohen-Milo (double bass), explore sonic contrasts in the field of tension between tradition and modernity, improvisation and composition, as well as acoustic and electronic music—reflecting aspects of the European musical epoch from 1860 to 1948 fused with echoes from modern Israel.
Tickets are CHF 35.


Theater Fauteuil / Tabourettli
Spalenberg 12
4051 Basel

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