NEW SAISON 2023/24

Much that is new, exciting, unheard-of and versatile is on our program for the 2023/24 season. The 6 subscription concerts present 16 premieres and world premieres and a total of 18 works on the pulse of time.

Not only do we venture to musical frontiers, but we are also on the road again internationally in the coming season, for example at the Ruhrtriennale Festival der Künste in Bochum and the avant-garde music festival «Klang» in Copenhagen.

Our 1st subscription concert on October 1 at the Pfaffenholz Sports Center is also the inaugural concert of our new Principal Conductor Titus Engel.

New in our subscription season are five programmatic lines that run as a common thread through the concerts: Anyone who has already experienced the Basel Sinfonietta live knows that it is always experimenting with new concert formats. As a result, every performance is MORE THAN A CONCERT. It is also committed to ♀-EMPOWERMENT by giving the works of female composers, who are still structurally underrepresented in the concert world, the space they deserve. The Basel Sinfonietta also broadens the view of the world – LOOKING EAST / WEST / SOUTH / NORTH – and overcomes musical and cultural borders: CROSSING BORDERS. At the same time she does not forget CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS.

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6 subscription concerts


Play Big!
October 1, 2023, 7:00 pm, Sportzentrum Pfaffenholz, Saint-Louis (F)

→ Sofia Gubaidulina
→ Michael Wertmüller
→ Simon Steen-Andersen

Titus Engel, Conductor
NDR Bigband
Chorwerk Ruhr


No More War
November, 12, 2023, 7:00 pm, Stadtcasino Basel

→ Benjamin Britten

Joachim Krause, Conductor
Magdalena Anna Hofmann, Soprano
Thomas Mohr, Tenor
Markus Eiche, Baritone
Basler Bach-Chor
Der Gemischte Chor Zürich
Knabenkantorei Basel


#Metoo, Hitchcock
March 3, 2024, 7:00 pm, Burghof Lörrach (D)

→ Alfred Hitchcock / Moritz Eggert

Titus Engel, Conductor


Ligeti in Africa
April 7, 2024, 7:00 pm, Stadtcasino Basel

→ György Ligeti
→ Hannah Kendall
→ Lukas Ligeti
Chloé Dufresne, Conductor
Joonas Ahonen, Piano

Burkina Electric


Ritual Groove
April 26, 2024, 7:00 pm, Reithalle, Kaserne Basel

→ Hildur Guðnadóttir
→ Nik Bärtsch UA

Titus Engel, Conductor
Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile
Daniel Eaton, Lighting design


Female Exploration
June 9, 2024, 7:00 pm, Stadtcasino Basel

→ Isabel Mundry
→ Gemma Ragués Pujol
→ Ylva Lund Bergner
→ Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje
→ Cathy Milliken

Titus Engel, Conductor
Gemma Ragués Pujol, Performance
Stephen Menotti, Trombone


The detailed concert programs with all participants, soloists, conductors and cooperation partners can be found here on our website and in our subscription brochure.



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