19/20 Season


Dear Chamber Music Lovers and Friends of Swiss Chamber Concerts,

In today’s cultural life, do we really have any moments and experiences left that are not already pre-programmed and pre-configured, their emotions anticipated ahead of time? Probably not too many. But one significant exception is the experience of music as live performance. And when it comes to chamber music, being part of the audience makes us feel especially close to what is happening as the music unfolds.

This website details our programming for the 2019-20 season, including some information about the works to be performed. But it cannot touch on the music itself that will be generated only during the concert, on the creative moment of live performance, which remains unpredictable for musicians and audience alike. Be assured, it is for you, our dear music lovers, that we plan and perform these programs. Yet the ultimate effect can be realized only in our interplay and exchange with you—thanks to your presence in the concert hall and to your willingness to be enchanted by the encounter between your expectations and the world of sounds and expressions that is created in the moment of performance. This enchantment has cast its spell over people through the centuries, transporting them into different realms and connecting listeners who have their own feelings and ideas with other like-minded people.

And this can happen only in the live concert experience. For more than 20 years we have been bringing this pleasure to thousands of people throughout Switzerland as well as abroad. We thank all of you who have made this possible through your contributions: whether as listeners, subscribers, or patrons; as musicians or collaborators; or as observers, critics, musicologists, or supporters.

In this spirit we are delighted to invite you to enjoy the new 2019-20 season of Swiss Chamber Concerts and look forward to seeing you at our concerts.

Daniel Haefliger (Geneva) / Jürg Dähler (Zurich) / Felix Renggli (Basel)

Artistic Directors

Upcoming concerts


ASTRAMOZART

SOFIA GUBAIDULINA *1931
PAUL HINDEMITH 1895-1963
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791

ASTRAENESCU

DOMENICO SCARLATTI 1685-1757
MISCHA KÄSER *1959
GEORGE ENESCU 1881-1955

ASTRABEETHOVEN

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685-1750
HARRISON BIRTWISTLE *1934
STEFANO GERVASONI *1962
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770-1827

ASTRAHOLLIGER

LUDWIG SPOHR 1784-1859
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770-1827
HEINZ HOLLIGER *1939
JÜRG WYTTENBACH *1935
TOSHIO HOSOKAWA *1955
YOUNGHI PAGH-PAAN *1945
FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797-1828

ASTRAKURTÁG

JOHN DOWLAND 1563-1626
JOHANN HIERONYMUS KAPSBERGER 1580-1651
GYÖRGY KURTÁG *1926

ASTRAMOZART

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685-1750
DAVID PHILIP HEFTI *1975
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791

ASTRAQUATUORS

Grand répertoire du quatuor à cordes

Past Concerts


SWISSCHAMBERACADEMY

FINAL CONCERT SCC wishes to support the future generations of musicians as a whole and in this respect, training and professional integration of young musicians is particularly dear to them. Reason for which Daniel Haefliger founded the Swiss Chamber Academy, a place of intense teaching and exchange. Since its creation in 2014, the greatest artists […]

TERRAMOZART

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791
RUDOLF KELTERBORN *1931
PAVEL HAAS 1899-1944
LEO SMIT 1900-1944
PAUL JUON 1872-1940

TERRASCHOENBERG

ALFRED SCHNITTKE 1934-1988
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN *1958
ARNOLD SCHOENBERG 1874-1951
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770-1827

TERRASCHUBERT

FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797-1828
RICHARD DUBUGNON *1968

TERRAHOLLIGER

KLAUS HUBER 1924-2017
ROLAND MOSER *1943
FRIEDRICH EUGEN THURNER 1785-1827
WILLIAM BLANK *1957
HEINZ HOLLIGER *1939
ELLIOTT CARTER 1908-2012
JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH 1735-1782

TERRABARTÓK

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685-1750
XAVIER DAYER *1972
DEMETRE GAMSACHURDIA *1988
SÁNDOR VERESS 1907-1992
KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI *1933
HEINZ HOLLIGER *1939
BÉLA BARTÓK 1881-1945

TERRASCC20YEARS

GEORG ABRAHAM SCHNEIDER 1770-1839
XAVIER DAYER *1972
STEFANO GERVASONI *1962
ELLIOTT CARTER 1908-2012
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770-1827

SWISSCHAMBERACADEMY

LAUREATES CONCERT SCC also wishes to support the future generations of Swiss musicians as a whole and in this respect, training and professional integration of young musicians is particularly dear to them. Reason for which Daniel Haefliger founded the SWISS CHAMBER ACADEMY, a place of intense teaching and exchange. Since its creation in 2014, the […]

COSMOSHOLLIGER

JAN DISMAS ZELENKA 1679-1745
HEINZ HOLLIGER *1939
RUDOLF KELTERBORN *1931
GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN 1681-1767
JAN DISMAS ZELENKA 1679-1745

COSMOSCERHA

FRIEDRICH CERHA *1926
CHARLES KOECHLIN 1867-1950
ARMIN SCHIBLER 1920-1986
JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833-1897

COSMOSSTRAUSS

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770-1827
KALEVI ENSIO AHO *1949
HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS 1887-1959
RICHARD STRAUSS 1864-1949

COSMOSSHOSTAKOVITCH

ANTONIO VIVALDI 1678-1741
DMITRI CHOSTAKOVITCH 1906-1975
ALFRED SCHNITTKE 1934-1998
HEINZ HOLLIGER *1939
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685-1750

COSMOSSCHUMANN

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791
JOHN DOWLAND 1563-1626
BENJAMIN BRITTEN 1913-1976
DAVID PHILIP HEFTI *1975
ROBERT SCHUMANN 1810-1856

COSMOSBARTÓK

SERGUEÏ RACHMANINOV 1873-1943
BÉLA BARTÓK 1881-1945
NIK BÄRTSCH *1971

PLANETTELEMANN

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN 1681-1767
ELLIOTT CARTER 1908-2012
BETTINA SKRZYPCZAK *1962
HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER 1644-1704
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685-1750

PLANETMOZART

FANNY HENSEL-MENDELSSOHN 1805-1847
EGON WELLESZ 1885-1974
MISCHA KÄSER *1959
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791

PLANETHAYDN

JOSEPH HAYDN 1732-1808
PAUL HINDEMITH 1895-1963
CHRISTIAN ELLIOTT
JOSEPH HAYDN 1732-1808

PLANETBACH

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685-1750
KATHARINA ROSENBERGER *1971
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791

PLANETDVOŘÁK

BENJAMIN BRITTEN 1913-1976
ELLIOTT CARTER 1908-2012
RUDOLF KELTERBORN *1931
LEOŠ JANÁČEK 1854-1928
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK 1841-1904

PLANETHOLLIGER

JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH 1735-1782
ISANG YUN 1917-1995
HEINZ HOLLIGER *1939
ELLIOTT CARTER 1908-2012
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791