VivaCello Festival Happy Our Concert II — Julia Hagen & Jens Peter Maintz
After a four-year break, the fabulous VivaCello Festival is back! This edition, which is called "Furiant," will take place once again in the old town of Liestal with a total of 13 concerts, including atmospheric morning concerts in the Mooi restaurant, after-work concerts in the Kulturscheune, and symphony and chamber concerts in the Stadtkirche that tell of the rich musical culture of Bohemia. The Bohemian dance "Furiant," which means "enthusiastic," sets the standard for the music and protagonists of this festival that is all about the cello.
This second of the “Happy Our Concerts” will feature a true treasure trove of cello literature, ranging from classical to modern. Julia Hagen, one of today’s great talents on the cello, is a student of Jens Peter Maintz, who is a celebrated cellist and professor in Berlin, in charge of what is probably the most important cello class. Both immerse themselves in the history of the emancipation of the cello. Today, the instrument is considered an all-rounder, but it had to pave its way from Bach to Haydn and to ambitious and ingenious cellists, who themselves took up the compositional pen and thereby displaced instruments such as the viol or the baryton.
The concert includes pieces by Joseph Haydn, György Sándor Ligety, Anton Kraft, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Jean Babtiste Barriere.
Tickets are CHF 30 for adults, CHF 15 for students, and CHF 5 for accompanying kids up to age 12.