April 2024

from 4 April

Vox Luminis Choir and Orchestra
with Lionel Meunier, bass & direction

»20 Years Vox Luminis: Easter Oratorio«

J.S. Bach:
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
J. D. Zelenka:
Missa Paschalis, ZWV 7

16 singers, 23 instruments

6 – 14 April

B’Rock Orchestra
with Alexander Melkinov, fortepiano, artistic direction and concept

»Beethoven – The listeners academy«

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos as you have never experienced them before: Just as Leonard Bernstein shared insights into masterpieces of music history with a broad audience (in concert and as a TV format) in “Bernstein on…”, Alexander Melkinov and B’Rock will provide their vision and interpretation of Beethoven’s piano concertos in a well-conceived (and entertaining!) semi-staged format, then perform the full concerto for an audience of activated listeners.

Different formats possible:
– compact 1h concert, focus on one Beethoven Concerto (which can then be presented twice or even three times in a day)
– double formats, featuring both Concertos no. 1 and 2 (full evening length)
– mix formats: “Listeners Academy” with focus on one concerto in the first half, 2nd
– half presenting Beethoven Symphony no. 1 and Beethoven Chamber Music with Fortepiano tbc

number of musicians tbc

23 – 28 April

Chamber Orchestra of Europe
with Joshua Bell, violin

Programme tbc

number of musicians tbc

April on request

Vox Luminis Choir and Orchestra
with Lionel Meunier, bass & direction

»Stabat Mater«

D. Scarlatti: Stabat Mater
A. Lotti: Cruxifixus
C. Monteverdi: Adoramus te
D. Mazzocchi: Piangete occhi, piangete
A. della Ciaia: Lamentatio Virginis in dispositione filii de cruce

10 singers, 4 basso continuo

15 January –
15 April

Chaarts Chamber Artists
with Regula Mühlemann, soprano

»Fairy Tales«

In the world of fairies, their enchanting sounds, and beguiling songs – surrounded by the mysticism of the North and its dazzling world of legends – the Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann and the international chamber ensemble CHAARTS are literally on the ‘wings of song’. Here, grand opera, filigree singspiel and fulminant orchestral suites are fused into gripping immediacy by the congenial instrumental art of Wolfgang Renz for eleven instruments, and in the dialogue between the singer and the eleven musicians, oases of the finest musicality as well as sound spaces of remarkable fullness open up.

Edvard Grieg: Suite from Peer Gynt Nr. 1 op. 46
Vier Lieder: Solveigs Wiegenlied (Peer Gynt), Frühling (Lieder op. 33), Ein Schwan (6 Lieder op. 25), Solveigs Lied (Peer Gynt)
Giuseppe Verdi: Ninfe! Elfi! Silfi! … Sul fil d’un soffio eteseo (Aria of Nannetta from Falstaff)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: In dem Mondenschein im Walde op. 19 Nr. 4, Ouverture, Bunte Schlangen zweigezüngt, Scherzo, Bei des Feuers mattem Flimmern (Ein Sommernachtstraum)
Antonín Dvořák: Lied an den Mond (Rusalka)
Charles Gounod: Je veux vivre dans le rêve (Aria of Juliette from Roméo et Juliette)

And other works by Jules Massenet, Benjamin Britten, Henry Purcell and others.

11 instrumentalists (5 winds, 5 strings, harp)