Symphony Concert — Fulfillment

Stadtcasino Basel
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Saturday, 20 August

In keeping with the Sinfonieorchester Basel’s motto for this season, “Origin,” Hans Huber’s oratorio “Weissagung und Erfüllung” (Prophecy and Fulfilment) is a work whose genesis and performance history is closely linked to the city of Basel. More than 100 years ago, December 1913, the first performance of the work took place in Basel with the participation of the Basler Sinfonieorchester and the Basler Gesangverein.
The oratorio is dedicated to Elisabeth and Paul Speiser-Sarasin, who were deeply connected to Huber as friends and patrons. Elisabeth was one of Huber’s piano students, and salon music evenings held at the Speiser-Sarasin home often featured premieres of the composer’s works with four-handed piano arrangements. The Hans Huber Hall of the Stadtcasino was named in honor of the Swiss composer, who lived in Basel for forty years.
Note that this concert will be recorded by Radio SRF2 Kultur and broadcast in the show “Im Konzertsaal.”
Tickets are CHF 35–105 for adults, half-price for youths.


Stadtcasino Basel
Konzertgasse 1
4051 Basel

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