17/18 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 2017-18 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 18 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 2017-18 season of Swiss Chamber Concerts and look forward to seeing you at our concerts.

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

Artistic Directors

Upcoming Concerts


COSMOSSTRAUSS

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770-1827
KALEVI ENSIO AHO *1949
HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS 1887-1959
SÁNDOR VERESS 1907-1992
RICHARD STRAUSS 1864-1949

COSMOSCERHA

RICHARD STRAUSS 1864-1949
FRIEDRICH CERHA *1926
CHARLES KOECHLIN 1867-1950
ARMIN SCHIBLER 1920-1986
JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833-1897

COSMOSHOLLIGER

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

Past Concerts


COSMOSSCHUMANN

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

COSMOSDEMENGA

JOSEPH HAYDN 1732-1809
GYÖRGY KURTÁG *1926
THOMAS DEMENGA *1954
FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797-1828

PLANETZIMMERLIN

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685-1750

FRANK MARTIN 1890–1974

HANS-ULRICH LEHMANN 1937–2013

ALFRED ZIMMERLIN *1955

THOMAS DEMENGA *1954

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791

PLANETMOZART

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

PLANETHAYDN

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685-1750
JOSEPH HAYDN 1732-1809
RICHARD DUBUGNON *1968
JOSEPH HAYDN 1732-1809

PLANETDVOŘÁK

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

PLANETBENYOËTZ

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791
DANIEL GLAUS *1957