21/22 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 2020-21 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 23 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 2021-22 season of Swiss Chamber Concerts and look forward to seeing you at our concerts.

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

Artistic Directors

Upcoming concerts


LUXJANÁCEK

DOMENICO SCARLATTI 1685-1757/ DINO LIPATTI 1917-1950
BENJAMIN BRITTEN 1913-1976
ELLIOTT CARTER 1908-2012
RUDOLF KELTERBORN 1931-2021
LEOS JANÁCEK 1854-1928

LUXGUBAÏDULINA

zu Ehren des 90. Geburtstages von Sofia Gubaïdulina am 24. Oktober 2021

HILDEGARD VON BINGEN 1098-1179
SOFIA GOUBAÏDOULINA *1931
ALFRED SCHNITTKE (1934-1998)

LUXHOLLIGER

HEINZ HOLLIGER *1939
PAUL HINDEMITH 1895-1963
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791

LUXLIGETI

GIDEON KLEIN 1919-1945
HEINZ HOLLIGER *1939
SÁNDOR VERESS 1907-1992
GYÖRGY LIGETI 1923-2006
ZOLTÁN KODÁLY 1882-1967

LUXCPEBACH

CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH 1714-1788
PHILIPPE RACINE *1958
GYÖRGY KURTÁG *1926
JOSEPH HAYDN 1732-1809

Past concerts


LUXMOZART

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791
BENJAMIN BRITTEN 1913-1976