THURS. 26 MAY 2022, 7 PM
Stadtcasino Basel

Sixty years in the groove

Aregnaz Martirosyan (*1993)

Kraft for orchestra (2022)
Commissioned by the Basel Sinfonietta

Alsu Nigmatullina (*1989)

Alexithymie for orchestra (2022)
Commissioned by the Basel Sinfonietta

Dieter Ammann (*1962)

Unbalanced instability for violin and chamber orchestra (2013)
Core for orchestra (2002)
Turn for orchestra (2010)
Boost for orchestra (2002)

Baldur Brönnimann, conductor
Simone Zgraggen, violin

Dieter Dieter Ammann's art is reminiscent of a venturer in search of extremes. From meticulous nocturnal notation with pencil and eraser to the tempestuous performance of his works in the concert hall – his journey is a great adventure. His works – complex scores rich with inner life – practically bursting with pulsating energy and sonic imagination, conveying a thoroughly physical listening experience that is rarely found in new music. On the occasion of his 60th birthday, the Basel Sinfonietta honours this Swiss composer with a concert evening devoted to his meticulously notated music, which oscillates between the utmost differentiation and raw vitality.

In addition, Dieter Ammann's influence as a composition educator will be honoured with the premieres of two orchestral pieces by his students Aregnaz Martorsyan and Alsu Nigmatullina.

Talk with Dieter Ammann and pre-concert at 6 pm: with students of the University of Applied Science and Arts FHNW

In Cooperation with the University of Applied Science and Arts FHNW / Basel Academy of Music

World premiere
Program subject to change



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