December 2023

15 November –
2 December

Orchestra of the eighteenth century
with Nicolas Altstaedt, cello & direction

»Haydn and Mozart programme«

Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb/1
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 97 in C major, Hob. I/97
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Jupiter Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551

44 musicians

1 – 2 December

Chamber Orchestra of Europe
with Antonio Pappano, conductor // Beatrice Rana, piano

»Schumann and Brahms programme«

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

number of musicians tbc

11 – 17 December /
22 – 28 January /
4 – 10 March 2024

Chaarts Chamber Artists
with Felix Klieser, horn


Art has the power to produce the extraordinary precisely at the edge of impossibility. Felix Klieser operates the valves on his horn with the toes of his left foot, because the horn player was born without arms. He sees this handicap above all as a challenge, which he has always met with diligence and inventiveness. This has made Felix Klieser one of the best horn players around. In August 2020, Klieser recorded his latest CD with CHAARTS. “Beyond Words” became the top seller of spring 2021 and stormed to number 1 in the classical music charts. Some arias from this production can be heard alongside classical masterpieces and an orchestral adaptation of Haydn’s so-called Quintenquartett.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Quintet in E Flat, K. 407
Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
Georg Friedrich Händel: Stille Amare, HWV 25
Antonio Vivaldi: Sileant zephyri, RV 638
Johann Sebastian Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott, BWV 244
Joseph Haydn: Divertimento for strings after the string quartet in D minor Op. 76/2, Horn Concerto No. 2 D major

13 instrumentalists

16 – 21 December

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

»Christmas Oratorio«

J.S. Bach:
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
All 6 sections – or a choice of 4

16 singers, 26 instruments

1 – 31 December

Il Giardino Armonico
with Giovanni Antonini, direction & recorder // Avi Avital, mandolin

»Programme with Avi Avital«

Joseph Haydn: Ouvertue, Allegro con Espressione from Philemon und Baucis Hob. XXIXa:1
Christoph Willibald Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for two harpsichords in C minor BWV 1060 (transcription for recorder, mandolin and orchestra: Avi Avital)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Harpsichord concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 (transcription for recorder, mandolin and orchestra: Avi Avital)
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Mandolin Concerto in G-major S28
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 43 E flat major Hob. I:43 „Merkur“

number of musicians tbc