JOSEPH MARTIN KRAUS Overture to »Olympie« incidental music to JOHAN HENRIk KELLGREN'S Tragedy, VB 33

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Concerto in C major for Piano, Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra, op. 56 »Tripelkonzert«

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 C minor op. 67

Isabelle Faust Violin

Sol Gabetta Violoncello

Kristian Bezuidenhout Piano

Basel Chamber Orchestra

Giovanni Antonini Musical Direction

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto's unusual instrumentation was unique in its time and stood out from his oeuvre. It focuses on a trio that oscillates between virtuosity and harmony with chamber music finesse. For this special dynamic, the Basel Chamber Orchestra and its director Giovanni Antonini have gathered international stars: Isabelle Faust, Sol Gabetta and Kristian Bezuidenhout. The Fifth Symphony in C minor, which Beethoven composed around the same time, follows this work, full of lightness and joy of playing. Enthusiastic about the ideals of the French Revolution, he imbues his composition with calls for freedom, equality and brotherhood. Originally planned for 2020, this inspiring concert programme will finally take place. After the opening concert on May 5 with the Festival Orchestra, it will usher in the 2022 season.

Image © Marco Borggreve, Felix Broede, Uwe Arens (Sony Classical), David Ellis (Decca)

dates and tickets


6 May



1,5 h

Karten 28 ⁄ 42 ⁄ 55 ⁄ 65 ⁄ 75 € Festspielgäste in Ausbildung 15 €

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