Symphony Concert — La Mer
“Sound Atlas” is not only the Sinfonieorchester Basel’s season motto, but also the title of one of the latest orchestral works by their “Composer in Residence,” Anders Hillborg. His music stands for immersion in spherical sound worlds. After the 2019 premiere in London, one critic enthusiastically wrote: "If Stanley Kubrick came back to remake 2001 and needed a soundtrack, Hillborg would be his man."
With Claude Debussy's “La Mer,” a musical work of art of seductive soundscapes awaits the audience. Debussy composed the work neither on the Atlantic nor on the Mediterranean, but in Burgundy.
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote his Concert for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 35, with a view of the blossoming trees on Lake Geneva. He could not have guessed that after the premiere in Vienna, the music critic Eduard Hanslick would ask the malicious question, "Are there pieces of music that you can hear stink?”
The Sinfonieorchester Basel, with violinist Pekka Kuusisto will be performing these works at the Stadtcasino Basel; Benjamin Herzog will be giving the concert introduction at 18:30.
Tickets are CHF 35-105 for adults, half price for students.