Nota Bene Symphony Orchestra — Benefit Concert 2024
Elina Kaikova and Christian Wenk are paraplegics and passionate pianists. Together with the Nota Bene Symphony Orchestra, they are performing a long-lost concerto by Max Bruch.
This extraordinary concert project began with pianist Kaikova's request for a mouth control for the sustaining pedal of her grand piano—and a promise by Wenk, who is also a physician, to have such a system built for her. Together with the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation, a further development of his own mouth control was created, which is now available to all interested parties.
This idea led to another one: Together Kaikova and Wenk wanted to perform the fantastic, but largely unknown, "Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra" by Bruch. They convinced the Nota Bene Symphony Orchestra to join them for three benefit concerts. The orchestra will round off the evening with the symphonic poem "Scheherazade" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The proceeds will go to the Christian Wenk Foundation to support a new hospital opening in Uganda in 2021.
Tickets are CHF 20-90 for adults and CHF 10-25 for students and youths.