Programme 2015
For the composer's 125th anniversary

21. MARTINŮ FESTTAGE 2015

15 - 29 November in Basel

Artistic Director: Robert Kolinsky

Titular Patronage:
Alain Berset Bundesrat
Mariss Jansons, Dirigent
Madeleine Albright, former US-Secretary of State

MARTINŮ LECTURE-PERFORMANCES

Speaker: Bernhard Dittmann – Pianist: Carl Wolf

20, 27 October, 10, 17 November, 7:30 pm
Zwingli-Haus 

The "lecture-performances" offer the opportunity to prepare for the Symphonic program of the opening concert on 4 nights to the audience of the Martinů Festival and all interested music lovers.

(In cooperation with Volkshochschule of Basel
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ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Symphonys

London Symphony Orchestra – Tomáš Hanus

Sunday, 15 November, 7 pm
Stadtcasino Basel/Musiksaal

(6:15 pm Introduction with Bernhard Dittmann, Hans Huber-Saal)

Johannes Brahms:        Academic Overture in c-minor Op.80
Bohuslav Martinů:         Symphony No. 2, H.295
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Bohuslav Martinů:         Symphony No. 5, H.310

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BASLER MARIONETTEN-THEATER

Bohuslav Martinů: «WHO IS THE MIGHTIEST IN THE WORLD?»

Premiere - Wednesdy, 18 November, 8 pm
Basler Marionetten Theater

Direction: Denis Bitterli - clair-obscur Saxophonquartett

More performances: 20.11./21.11./22.11./27.11./28.11./29.11.

(8 and older)

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CHAMBER MUSIC – STRING QUARTET

Hagen Quartett

Sunday 22 November, 7 pm
Stadtcasino/Hans Huber-Saal


(6:15 Introduction with István Hajdu)

Felix Mendelssohn:       String Quartet No. 2 in a-minor Op. 13
György Kurtág:             «12 Mikroludien» Op. 13 (Hommage á Andràs Milhaly)
                                   -           -           -
Bohuslav Martinů:         String Quartet No. 5, H.268

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MARTINŮ IN TABOURETTLI – Cello-Comedy

Duo Calva: «Cellolite»

Wednesday, 25 November, 8 pm
Tabourettli

Alain Schudel/Cello – Daniel Schaerer/Cello
Direction: Dominique Müller
Dramatization guidance: Charles Lewinsky


Among other Bohuslav Martinů: 2 peaces for two Violoncellos, H. 377*

* (probably) Premiere (...but maybe not!)

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JAZZ

JazzCampus Big Band

Sunday, 29 November, 7 pm
Museum Tinguely

Guillermo Klein/bandleader and composer
Guest: Marc Turner/saxophone

«Le Jazz» and «Double concerto» by Bohuslav Martinů/Guillermo Klein

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EXHIBITION: «Bohuslav Martinů – Life and work»

Concept: Sibylle Ryser and Gabriele Jonté

The exhibition will be shown at all venues of the Martinů Festival