PROGRAMMES & DATES

July 2022

2 + 3 / 9 + 10 / 16 + 17 July as well as on request

Finnish Baroque Orchestra
with Alfredo Bernardini, oboe / Myriam Arbouz soprano / Jean-Guihen Queyras, violoncello

»Water, fire, earth & air – Elements in music«

Jean-Féry Rebel: Les Élémens – Simphonie nouvelle
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault: cantata „Le Soleil, vainqueur des nuages“
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in F major „La tempesta di mare“ RV 98
Georg Friedrich Händel: Water Music, Suites in D major & G major HWV 349 & 350

Line-up: 25 musicians, solo oboe, soprano

August 2022

12 + 13 / 20 / 26 + 27 August as well as on request

Finnish Baroque Orchestra
with Virpi Räisänen, mezzo-soprano / Taito Hoffrén, folk singer

»The birth of the world – early baroque and finnish folk music«

With works by Enríquez de Valderrábano, Tarquinio Merula, Barbara Strozzi, Marco Uccellini, Claudio Monteverdi of musician and soloists tbc.

Line-up: 6 musicians, mezzo-soprano, folk singer

September 2022

19 – 21 September

Freiburger Barockorchester
with René Jacobs, direction / n.n., soprano / Yannick Debus, bass

»Händel program«

Georg Friedrich Händel: Apollo e Daphne HWV 122
Georg Friedrich Händel: Il delirio amoroso HWV 99

Line-up: 19 musicians, soprano, bass

October 2022

15 October

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Gottfried von der Goltz, violin and direction / Javier Zafra, bassoon / n.n. organ

»Off to the forest«

with works by Georg Friedrich Händel, Francesco Geminiani, Antonio Vivaldi

Line-up: 29 musicians, solo bassoon, organ

November 2022

7 – 10 November

La Folia Barockorchester
with Robin Peter Müller, violin and direction / Anna Prohaska, soprano, bass-bariton / n.n. SAT

»Celebration of Life in Death – Music (not only) in times of the plague«

Pandemics have always had an influence on the production of art. This program focusses on music from about 500 years reflecting the suffering from plague and other epidemics in cantatas, arias, funeral music, dances and popular songs. In the end all of them share the same message: the commitment to life!

with works by Oswald von Wolkenstein, Guillaume de Machaut, Reinhard Keiser, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Christoph Graupner, Francesco Cavalli, Henry Purcell, Barbara Strozzi, Salamone Rossi amongst others

Crossover supplement on request: songs by Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah), City (Am Fenster) and The Beatles (Eleanor Rigby)

Line-up: 9-10 musicians, soprano

10 – 14 and 16 – 20 November

La Folia Barockorchester
with Robin Peter Müller, violin and direction / Bejun Mehta, Countertenor of Life in Death – Music (not only) in times of the plague

»Cesare! – A Hero’s Journey«

In a cleverly created vocal programme, selected instrumental works of the Baroque period illuminate the multi-layered emotional worlds of Giulio Cesare, title character from Handel’s famous opera.

with works by Georg Friedrich Händel, Antonio Vivaldi, Archangelo Corelli, Georg Philipp Telemann, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Francesco Geminiani

Line-up: number of musicians tbc, countertenor

23 November

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Kristian Bezuidenhout, organ & direction / Grace Davidson, soprano / Rachel Redmond, soprano / Alexander Chance, alto / Sam Boden, tenor / Hugo Hymas, tenor / David Shipley, bass

»Welcome to all pleasures II«

with works by Henry Purcell und Georg Friedrich Händel

Line-up: 19 musicians

December 2022

January 2023

16 – 18 and 20 – 31 January

Finnish Baroque Orchestra
with Carolyn Sampson, soprano

»UN’ ALMA INNAMORATA – Italian Cantatas by Händel«

Händel’s Italian cantatas are among the most beautiful compositions that the Halle-born artist left to posterity. The interpretation by the Finnish Baroque Orchestra and soprano Carolyn Sampson promises a pulsating life as if under the southern sun!

with works by Georg Friedrich Händel, Antonio Vivaldi and Domenico Scarlatti

Line-up: 8 musicians, soprano

25 January

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano and direction / Lorenzo Coppola, clarinet / Corina Golomoz, viola

»Mozart Evolution «

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no. 25 KV 183„Kegelstatt“
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trio in E-flat KV 498
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano concerto no. 9 in E-flat major KV 271 „Jenamy“

Line-up: 29 musicians, fortepiano

February 2023

13 + 15 February

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Gottfried von der Goltz, violin & direction / Francesco Corti, harpsichord / Daniela Lieb, flute / Josep Domènech, oboe / Beatrix Hülsemann, violin (Vivaldi)

»Behind Bach Revival«

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata „Falsche Welt“ BWV 52
Johann Sebastian Bach: Harpsichord concerto in F major BWV 1057
Tomaso Albinoni: Trio sonata op. 1 no. 12 in B-flat major
Alessandro Marcello: Oboe Concerto in d minor
Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata „Ich liebe den Höchsten“ BWV 174
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor op. 3 no. 11 RV 565
Johann Sebastian Bach: Triple Concert in A minor BWV 1044

21 instrumentalists

19 February

Freiburger Barockorchester
with n.n., bass („Nachtwächter“)

»Carnival Ballets«

with works by Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Carlo Farina, Johann Rosenmüller, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Claudio Monteverdi, amongst others

Freiburger BarockConsort: 15 musicans

26 + 27 February

Freiburger Barockorchester & Vox Luminis
with Lionel Meunier, bass and direction

»Stabat Mater II«

Christoph Bernhardt: Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener
Agostino Stefani: Stabat Mater
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Requiem in F minor

Line-up: 12 musicians, 12 singers

March 2023

19 + 20 + 26 March

Freiburger Barockorchester & Vox Luminis
with mit Lionel Meunier, bass and direction / Raphael Höhn, evangelist

»Johann Sebastian Bach: St. Matthew passion BWV 244«

Line-up: 35 musicians, 12 singers

April 2023

1 April

Freiburger Barockorchester & Vox Luminis
with mit Lionel Meunier, bass and direction / Raphael Höhn, evangelist

»Johann Sebastian Bach: St. Matthew passion BWV 244«

Line-up: 35 musicians, 12 singers

18 + 21 April

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Anne Katharina Schreiber, direction

»Evening of serenades«

Antonín Dvořák: Serenade in D minor op. 44
Antonín Dvořák: Serenade in E major op. 22
Johannes Brahms: Serenade no. 1 in D major op. 11

Line-up: 32 musicians

May 2023

1 – 8 May

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)

8 + 9 May

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Pablo Heras-Casado, direction / RIAS Kammerchor / n.n.. soprano (2X)

»A Midsummer Night’s Dream«

Franz Schubert: Ouverture to Rosamunde D. 797
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 6 D. 589
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: A Midsummer Night’s Dream op. 61

Line-up: 47 musicians, choir, 2x soprano

22-31 May

franz ensemble

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

Please contact us for repertoire list and programs.

7-8 instrumentalists

June 2023

15 – 20 June

Freiburger Barockorchester
with René Jacobs, direction / RIAS Kammerchor (SATB) / Helena Rasker, Orfeo, alto / Polina Pastirchak, Euridice, soprano / Kateryna Kasper, Amore, soprano

»Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (concert version)«

37 musicians, choir, alto, 2x soprano

5 – 18 June

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)

1 – 30 June

B’Rock Orchestra
with Antoine Tamestit, artistic director and viola

»Tears of Melancholy«

“Neither are the tears always shed in sorrowe, but sometimes in joy and gladnesse”
Preceding his Lachrimae or Seven Tears, John Dowland indicates that each tear, each of his seven slow, stately pavanes, is different. Sighing and sad tears next to sincere and loving ones: In this programme, directed by the award-winning French violist Antoine Tamestit, Dowland’s Lachrimae sound like an overture, the prelude to a moving musical journey through which melancholy is woven as a thread.

John Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae op. 48a for Viola and Strings
Henry Purcell: Suite Z 770
Henry Purcell: Chaconne in g Z 730
Georg Muffat: Concerto IV Dulce Somnium
Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik for Viola and Strings
Georg Muffat: Concerto VI – Saeculum

Line-up: number of musicians tbc

July 2023

10 – 23 July

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

»Mass in B minor«

J. S. Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232

15 singers, 24 instrumentalists OR 10 singers und 20 instrumentalists

10 – 23 July

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

»Vespers«

C. Monteverdi: Vespro della beata Vergine

12 singers, 15 instrumentalists

18 – 22 July

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

»Spem in Alium«

T. Tallis (1505 – 1585): Spem in alium (a 40)
A. Striggio (1536 – 1592): Ecce beata lucem (a 40)
R. Carver (c1485/c1570): O bone Jesus (a 19)
J. Sheppard (1515 – 1558): Media vita in morte sumus (a 6/8)
J. Desprez (1450/1455 – 1521): Qui habitat in adiutorio Altissimi (a 24)
A. Striggio (1536 – 1592): Ecce beata lucem (a 40)

Vox Luminis XL (40 singers a cappella)

18 – 28 July

Orchestra of the eighteenth century

»The Seven Last Words of Christ«

Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ (original orchestral version)

30 musicians

21 – 31 July

franz ensemble

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

Please contact us for repertoire list and programs.

7-8 musicians

24 July – 6 August

Chaarts Chamber Artists
with Anna-Maria and Malte Arkona, acting

»A midsummer night’s dream«

Shakespeare’s legendary stage play combined with Mendelssohn’s playful incidental music – an evening to dream about.
Anna-Maria Arkona had imagined a romantic evening for two differently. Instead of taking her out to dinner, Malte tells her that he has unfortunately mixed up his schedule and now has to go to a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Before she knows it, Anna is on her way with Malte to the scene of the old, but always new, comedy of errors in ancient Athens. Anna, like probably all of us, still roughly remembers the story of two pairs of lovers who get caught up in the marital quarrel of a pair of elves and, thanks to magic flowers, at some point no longer know who they actually love. But how exactly the four different storylines are connected and how many characters there really are, she doesn’t really know any more. Malte rushes to her aid and assigns each character a matching headdress for better recognition. In a game of “changing trees”, the two of them move through Shakespeare’s world and tell his story in their own words. But Anna and Malte are not alone for long. The CHAARTS ensemble accompanies them musically through the story and accompanies the action with appropriate music written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. The highlight of the musical journey is the world-famous wedding march at the end of the story for the solemn marriage of all loving couples.

11 instrumentalists

31 July

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Valer Sabadus, soprano / Terry Wey, alto

N.Fiorenza: Concerto in D major
N. Porpora: Crimen adae quantum constat
F. Durante: Concerto in C major
N.N.:(tbc)
G. B. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater in F minor P. 77

Freiburger BarockConsort: 7 instrumentalists

31 July –
3 August

Chamber Orchestra of Europe
with Daniel Harding, conductor

»Programme including Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony«

Programme including Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68

number of musicians tbc

on request

B’Rock Orchestra
with Antoine Tamestit, artistic director and viola

»Tears of Melancholy«

“Neither are the tears always shed in sorrowe, but sometimes in joy and gladnesse”
Preceding his Lachrimae or Seven Tears, John Dowland indicates that each tear, each of his seven slow, stately pavanes, is different. Sighing and sad tears next to sincere and loving ones: In this programme, directed by the award-winning French violist Antoine Tamestit, Dowland’s Lachrimae sound like an overture, the prelude to a moving musical journey through which melancholy is woven as a thread.

John Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae op. 48a for Viola and Strings
Henry Purcell: Suite Z 770
Henry Purcell: Chaconne in g Z 730
Georg Muffat: Concerto IV Dulce Somnium
Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik for Viola and Strings
Georg Muffat: Concerto VI – Saeculum

number of musicians tbc

July

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)

August 2023

3 + 4 August

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Windsbacher Knabenchor

»Johann Sebastian Bach: St Matthew Passion bwv 244«

number of musicians tbc

24 July – 6 August

Chaarts Chamber Artists
with Anna-Maria and Malte Arkona, acting

»A midsummer night’s dream«

Shakespeare’s legendary stage play combined with Mendelssohn’s playful incidental music – an evening to dream about.
Anna-Maria Arkona had imagined a romantic evening for two differently. Instead of taking her out to dinner, Malte tells her that he has unfortunately mixed up his schedule and now has to go to a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Before she knows it, Anna is on her way with Malte to the scene of the old, but always new, comedy of errors in ancient Athens. Anna, like probably all of us, still roughly remembers the story of two pairs of lovers who get caught up in the marital quarrel of a pair of elves and, thanks to magic flowers, at some point no longer know who they actually love. But how exactly the four different storylines are connected and how many characters there really are, she doesn’t really know any more. Malte rushes to her aid and assigns each character a matching headdress for better recognition. In a game of “changing trees”, the two of them move through Shakespeare’s world and tell his story in their own words. But Anna and Malte are not alone for long. The CHAARTS ensemble accompanies them musically through the story and accompanies the action with appropriate music written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. The highlight of the musical journey is the world-famous wedding march at the end of the story for the solemn marriage of all loving couples.

11 instrumentalists

31 July –
3 August

Chamber Orchestra of Europe
with Daniel Harding, conductor

»Programme including Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony«

Programme including Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68

number of musicians tbc

7 – 10 August

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

»Spem in Alium«

T. Tallis (1505 – 1585): Spem in alium (a 40)
A. Striggio (1536 – 1592): Ecce beata lucem (a 40)
R. Carver (c1485/c1570): O bone Jesus (a 19)
J. Sheppard (1515 – 1558): Media vita in morte sumus (a 6/8)
J. Desprez (1450/1455 – 1521): Qui habitat in adiutorio Altissimi (a 24)
A. Striggio (1536 – 1592): Ecce beata lucem (a 40)

Vox Luminis XL (40 singers a cappella)

23 – 26 August

Chamber Orchestra of Europe
with Vladimir Jurowski, conductor // n.n., soloist

Programme tbc

number of musicians tbc

25 + 31 August as well as on request

Il Giardino Armonico
with Giovanni Antonini, direction & recorder // Anna Prohaska, soprano

»Serpent & Fire«

Henry Purcell: Overture + Ah! Belinda, I’m press’d with torment from Dido and Aeneas
Christoph Graupner: Holdestes Lispeln der spielenden Fluthen from Dido, Königin von Karthago
Antonio Sartorio: Non voglio amar from Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Matthew Locke: Extracts from The Tempest
D. Castrovillari: A Dio regni, a Dio scettri from La Cleopatra
Antonio Sartorio: Quando voglio from Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Henry Purcell: Chaconne – Dance for Chinese Man and Woman from The Fairy Queen
Christoph Graupner: Der Himmel ist von Donner + Infido Cupido – Agitato da Tempeste from Dido, Königin von Karthago
Giuseppe Sammartini: Concerto in F major for recorder, strings and b. c.
Johann Adolph Hasse: Già si desta la tempesta from Didone abbandonata
Georg Friedrich Händel: Che sento? Oh Dio! … Se pietà di me non senti from Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Dario Castello: Sonata Decimaquinta a quattro in D major
Francesco Cavalli: Re de’ Getuli Altero … Il mio marito from Didone
Johann Adolph Hasse: Morte col fiere aspetto aus Marc Antonio e Cleopatra
Luigi Rossi: Passacaille Del Seigneur Luigi
Henry Purcell: Oft she visits this lone mountain – Thy hand, Belinda.. When I am laid in earth from Dido and Aeneas

orchestration: version with 8 or 16 instruments possible

26 – 31 August

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

August

B’Rock Orchestra
with Evgeny Sviridov, artistic director // Nardus Williams, soprano

»Adventurers, or: a dirty business«

Within Adventurers, B’Rock puts the finger where it hurts and directs the view of its audiences towards a widely overseen fact: the multifaceted relations between (Baroque) Music and oppression of Black People. From economical dependency of Handel’s opera endeavors on the exploitation of Black people to open racism in the European “music industry” of the 18th century, B’Rock wants to point towards mechanisms that still echo in today’s society.

Georg Friedrich Händel:
Overture, from Water Music Suite 1 HWV 348
Recitative and Air, from Acis and Galathea HWV 49
Rigaudon & Menuett from Wassermusik Suite Nr. 3 HWV 350 Arie Make me a clean heart aus Chandos Anthem Nr. 3
Have Mercy upon Me, O God HWV 248
Air aus Wassermusik Suite Nr. 1 HWV 348
Excerpts from Esther HWV 50
Carl Theodor Pachelbel:
God of sleep, for whom I Linguish (with soprano)
Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de Saint-Georges:
Ouverture, from ballet L’amant anonyme
Contredanse, from ballet no. 1 & 6 from L’amant anonyme Symphonie in G op. 11 no. 1

21 musicians

August

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)

on request

B’Rock Orchestra
with Antoine Tamestit, artistic director and viola

»Tears of Melancholy«

“Neither are the tears always shed in sorrowe, but sometimes in joy and gladnesse”
Preceding his Lachrimae or Seven Tears, John Dowland indicates that each tear, each of his seven slow, stately pavanes, is different. Sighing and sad tears next to sincere and loving ones: In this programme, directed by the award-winning French violist Antoine Tamestit, Dowland’s Lachrimae sound like an overture, the prelude to a moving musical journey through which melancholy is woven as a thread.

John Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae op. 48a for Viola and Strings
Henry Purcell: Suite Z 770
Henry Purcell: Chaconne in g Z 730
Georg Muffat: Concerto IV Dulce Somnium
Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik for Viola and Strings
Georg Muffat: Concerto VI – Saeculum

number of musicians tbc

September 2023

September and upon request

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

»Transformers« (working title)

Versatile Jeanine de Bique, adventurous sister in mind of B’Rock, joins the ensemble for an evening full of change and metamorphosis: transformative experiences of opera protagonists form a caleidoscope of different life changing (or ending) experiences, from Ikarus (Phaeton by Lully) flying to the sun to Acis (Handel) turning into a river, from Platée (Rameau), who goes mad, to Medea putting a dragon to sleep. From Euridice’s walk into Hades to Arianna (Monteverdi), who laments – and dies. Interwoven with baroque funeral anthems (from life to death), Jeanine de Bique, B’Rock orchestra and Vocal Consort present musical story-telling at it’s best.

number of musicians tbc

September /
1 – 7 October

Vox Luminis Choir and Orchestra
with Lionel Meunier, bass & direction // Stefanie True, soprano // Raffaele Giordani, tenor // Emilie Lauwers, stage direction

»Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo«

E. da Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo

16 singers, 16 instruments

15 – 17 September

Freiburger Barockorchester
with RIAS-Kammerchor / Justin Doyle, direction

With works by J. Haydn and W. A. Mozart

orchestration: XX instrumentalists (tbc)

27 September –
1 October

B’Rock Orchestra
with René Jacobs, direction // Vilde Frang, violin

»Mendelssohn – a new journey«

With performances and recordings of Schubert’s complete symphonies, B’Rock and René Jacobs started a symphonic journey which they now take one step further in time: together they explore the world of Felix Mendelssohn. With his stormy First Symphony, with feet firmly planted in Viennese classicism but looking resolutely ahead, the young composer already showed himself to be a master who could effortlessly combine nuance, swagger and innovation. The same ingredients characterise his famous Fifth Symphony, which he wrote in honour of the 300th anniversary of the Confession of Augsburg, a key document of Protestantism. If the urge is really too great, you can (softly) hum along with Luther’s famous chorale Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott… The highlight of this Mendelssohn programme is undoubtedly the famous Violin Concerto. With its tenderness, roguish wit and grace, the concerto fits Vilde Frang like a glove.

Felix Mendelssohn:
Symphonies no. 1 & 5
Violinconcerto in E minor

number of musicians tbc

October 2023

27 September –
1 October

B’Rock Orchestra
with René Jacobs, direction // Vilde Frang, violin

»Mendelssohn – a new journey«

With performances and recordings of Schubert’s complete symphonies, B’Rock and René Jacobs started a symphonic journey which they now take one step further in time: together they explore the world of Felix Mendelssohn. With his stormy First Symphony, with feet firmly planted in Viennese classicism but looking resolutely ahead, the young composer already showed himself to be a master who could effortlessly combine nuance, swagger and innovation. The same ingredients characterise his famous Fifth Symphony, which he wrote in honour of the 300th anniversary of the Confession of Augsburg, a key document of Protestantism. If the urge is really too great, you can (softly) hum along with Luther’s famous chorale Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott… The highlight of this Mendelssohn programme is undoubtedly the famous Violin Concerto. With its tenderness, roguish wit and grace, the concerto fits Vilde Frang like a glove.

Felix Mendelssohn:
Symphonies no. 1 & 5
Violinconcerto in E minor

Line-up: number of musicians tbc

1 – 7 October /
September

Vox Luminis Choir and Orchestra
with Lionel Meunier, bass & direction // Stefanie True, soprano // Raffaele Giordani, tenor // Emilie Lauwers, stage direction

»Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo«

E. da Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo

16 singers, 16 instruments

4 – 7 October

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Gottfried von der Goltz, concertmaster

LONDON SYMPHONY

Programme includes among others:
J. Haydn: one London Symphony

orchestration: XX instrumentalists (tbc)

4 October –
9 November

Chaarts Chamber Artists
with Jonian Ilias Kadesha, violin

»Fortuna«

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D major, RV 208
Giovanni Sollima: Moghul for violin, Flauto Dolce, b.c. and strings Fortuna (world premiere 2023)
Igor Stravinsky: „Suite italienne“ for violin and strings

10 or 14 instrumentalists

13 – 15 October

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Miriam Feuersinger, soprano / Georg Poplutz, tenor

WAR AND PIECE II

S. Scheidt: Galliard Battaglia XXI from Ludi Musici
H. Albert: “O der rauhen Grausamkeit”
S. Scheidt: Courante à4 from Ludi musici
E. Kindermann: “Ach Herr, wie lange haben wir”
J. H. Schein: Suite No. 6 in A minor from Banchetto Musicale
E. Kindermann: “Ich hab einen guten Kampff gekämpfft”
M. Franck: “Wenn euer Sünd”
J. Schop: Lachrymae Pavane
J. Vierdanck: Passamezzo
A. Hammerschmidt: “Es danken dir, Gott, die Völker”
H. Schütz: “Lobet den Herrn” from Symphonie Sacrae II
S. Scheidt: Bergamasca from Ludi Musici
H. Schütz: “Der Herr ist mein Licht” and “Es steh Gott auf” from SS II

Freiburger BarockConsort: 10 instrumentalists

20 – 29 October

B’Rock Orchestra
with Dorothee Oberlinger, artistic director & recorders

»Repeat« (working titel)

Linear or circular, finite or eternal. Composers of all times and regions were also fascinated by the irresolvable dichotomy, the duality between the rectilinear or circular nature of time, and set to work with the contrast. Through ritornellos, themes, patterns and repetitions, they played with time in music, which is by definition temporary – and therefore linear? B’Rock focuses on the circular principle in music. In a swirling programme that spans eight centuries of music, the idea of repetition is paramount. B’Rock concludes with a typical passacaglia from the Baroque era, the repertoire that started it all for the orchestra. The circle is complete.

Hildegard von Bingen: Antiphon “O Ecclesia”
Konstantia Gourzi: Messages between trees
Philipp Glass: Company
Dorothée Hahne: Commentari 3 (uit “O Ecclesia”)
Arvo Pärt: Summa
Luciano Berio: Gesti
György Ligeti: Continuum
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G RV 101
Francesco Geminiani: Concerto Grosso „Follia” naar Corelli, opus 5 no. 12
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Uit „Armide“ LWV 71: Passacaille (Act V)

number of musicians tbc

27 + 28 October

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Robin Ticciati, direction / n.n., soloist

Chr. W. Gluck: Ouverture to “Alceste”
H. Berlioz: “La Mort de Cleopatre”
L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

orchestration: XX instrumentalists (tbc)

November 2023

early November and upon request

Il Giardino Armonico
with Giovanni Antonini, direction

»Orlando Paladino (concertante)«

Joseph Haydn: Orlando Paladino (concertante)

number of musicians/orchestration tbc

4 October –
9 November

Chaarts Chamber Artists
with Jonian Ilias Kadesha, violin

»Fortuna«

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D major, RV 208
Giovanni Sollima: Moghul for violin, Flauto Dolce, b.c. and strings Fortuna (world premiere 2023)
Igor Stravinsky: „Suite italienne“ for violin and strings

10 or 14 instrumentalists

10 + 12 November

Freiburger Barockorchester
with ensemble recherche

Love songs united II

A. Zagaykevych: Blicke der Verliebten
Fr. Tregian: Balla d’amore
J. Dowland: Lachrimae amnatis
A. Holborne: The Fruit of Love
T. Hume: Love’s farewell
J. Dowland: Essex-Galliard
C. Bauckholt: Liebeslied
H. Parra: Love to recherche
R. Lazkano: Lied ohne Worte
E. Mendoza: Liebeslied
H. Purcell: The Married Beau
J. Widmann: Liebeslied
J. Bow: Venus and Adonis

Freiburger BarockConsort: 7 instrumentalists / ensemble recherche: 8 instrumentalists

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

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

»Seelenlust«

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

January 2024

auf Anfrage

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Cecilia Bernardini, violin / Corina Golomoz, viola

Sinfonia concertante

Programme includes among others:
W. A. Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major K.364

orchestration: XX instrumentalists (tbc)

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)

22 – 28 January /
11- 17 December 2023 /
4 – 10 March 2024

Chaarts Chamber Artists
with Felix Klieser, horn

»Seelenlust«

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

February 2024

11 + 12 February

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

C. MONTEVERDI: L‘ORFEO, FAVOLA IN MUSICA(1607)

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.

7-8 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

February

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)

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

»Seelenlust«

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

J. S. Bach: ST MATTHEW PASSION BWV 244

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)

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)

May 2024

10 – 15 + 17 May

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Vox Luminis, choir

DONNERODE

G. Ph. Telemann: Die Donnerode, TWV 6:3
J. S. Bach: Missa Brevis in F major, BWV 233

orchestration: XX instrumentalists (tbc)

26 May – 3 June

Chamber Orchestra of Europe
with András Schiff, conductor & pianist

»Programme with András Schiff«

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K. 382 op. 61
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759
Witold Lutoslawski: Musique funèbre (Muzyka żałobna) (1958)
Béla Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major, Sz. 119, BB 127

Line-up: number of musicians tbc

16 – 29 May

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

»Donnerode«

J.S. Bach: Missa Brevis BWV 233
G. P. Telemann: Donnerode TWV 6:3

number of musicians tbc

29 + 31 May and
1 – 9 June

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Kristian Bezuidenhout, direction / n.n., solists

G. F. Händel: Theodora HWV 68

orchestration: XX instrumentalists (tbc)

June 2024

29 + 31 May and
1 – 9 June

Freiburger Barockorchester
with Kristian Bezuidenhout, direction / n.n., solists

G. F. Händel: Theodora HWV 68

orchestration: XX instrumentalists (tbc)

26 May – 3 June

Chamber Orchestra of Europe
with András Schiff, conductor & pianist

»Programme with András Schiff«

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K. 382 op. 61
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759
Witold Lutoslawski: Musique funèbre (Muzyka żałobna) (1958)
Béla Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major, Sz. 119, BB 127

number of musicians tbc

1 – 30 June

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