March 2024

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

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

4 – 10 March /
11 – 17 December 2023 /
22 – 28 January 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

13 – 31 March

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Philippe Jaroussky, alto / n.n., choir


35 instrumentalists

22 – 29 March

Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
with Daniel Reuss, direction / Cappella Amsterdam

»Bach: St. John Passion«

Johann Sebastian Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245

30 instrumentalists, 24 singers, 6 soloists (tbc)

March on request

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

»St. Matthew Passion (Sebastiani)«

J. Sebastiani: Matthäuspassion
A. Steffani: Stabat Mater

12 singers, 8 instruments

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)