16/17 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 2016-17 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 17 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 2016-17 season of Swiss Chamber Concerts and look forward to seeing you at our concerts.

Daniel Haefliger

Artistic Director

Upcoming concerts


PLANETTELEMANN

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

Past concerts


PLANETMOZART

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

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