February 2024

11 + 12 February

Freiburger Barockorchester
with René Jacobs, direction / Zürcher Sing-Akademie, choir / n.n., soloists


23 instrumentalists

12 – 29 February

franz ensemble

»Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Berwald, Helena Winkelmann and others«

Please contact us for repertoire list and programs.

8 musicians

20 – 29 February

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

»Madrigali guerrieri ed amorosi«

C. Monteverdi:
Madrigali guerrieri ed amorosi (selection Book 8)
Instrumentale Stücke von M. Uccelini, B. Marini, T. Merula

8 singers, 10 instruments

23 February –
2 March

B’Rock Orchestra
with Andreas Küppers, artistic direction and keyboard instruments // Julian Prégardien, tenor

»The way of love and life«

The love of life and the art of dying: two mutually dependent poles of human existence which have inspired countless poets, painters, and composers to take up the underlying sadness about the finiteness of all life and transform it into beauty. Julian Prégardien, known and unanimously beloved for his wonderful voice and his creative concert programs alike, invites the audience to join him and B’Rock in an immersive journey through the centuries, listening to the infinite ways of love and death sounding different and yet eternally the same.

Stefano Landi (1586 – 1639): Passacaglia della Vita
John Dowland (1563 – 1626): Lacrimae, or Seven Teares (excerpts)
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643): Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (from Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Mein Verlangen ist, den Heiland zu umfangen (from the cantate BWV 161, Komm, du süße Todesstunde)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Streichquartett Nr. 14 d-moll, D 810 “Der Tod und das Mädchen”, second movement in the string orchestra version by G. Mahler (1894)
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Zu Strassburg auf der Schantz & Nicht wiedersehen! (from Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Douglas Gordon Lilburn (1915-2001): Cornet Rilke – Incidental music (excerpts)
Lisa Bielawa (*1968): The Lay of the Love (excerpts)

number of musicians tbc


B’Rock Orchestra
with Andreas Küppers, artistic direction and keyboard instruments // B’Rock Vocal Consort

»Monteverdi in Flanders«

Claudio Monteverdi left Italy only twice in his long life. As member of the court of Vincenzo Gonzaga, the Duke of Mantua, he embarked 1599 on a travel into the region from which many of his most important musical influences originated: Flanders. B’Rock follows Monteverdi on his trip to Flanders in a program that brings together his most important Flemish influencers and the music, which mirrors these and develops them further and into a new age.

Works by C. Monteverdi, J. Desprez, A. Willaert, O. di Lasso, G. de Wert, among others.

number of musicians tbc

28 February and
2 + 3 March

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Gottfried von der Goltz, direction / Alexander Melnikov, piano / Daniela Lieb, flute / Ann-Kathrin Brüggemann, oboe / Lorenzo Coppolaand Chalumeau Javier Zafra, bassoon / Bart Aerbeydt and Gijs Laceulle, horn / Dane Roberts and James Munro, double bass

Concerti all’arrabbiata

A. Corelli: Concerto grosso in B major op. 6, No. 11
G. B. Platti: Concerto for oboe in G minor
A. Vivaldi: Concerto grosso in G major op. 6, No. 11
Fr. Gemiani: Concerto grosso in D minor “La Follia”
G. Ph. Telemann: Sinfonia TWV 50:1 in G major “Grillen-Sinfonie”
G. Ph. Telemann: Concerto in E flat major TWV 54:Es1
G. Fr. Händel: Concerto grosso in B major op. 6, No. 7 HWV 325

23 instrumentalists

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)