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European tour: Menuhin Festival

Posted on 11 Jul 2016 by Cristina Maldonado

Saanen Church. ©

In November 2015, we invited the Basel Chamber Orchestra to Australia to play for our audiences as part of an international chamber music exchange. This exchange will now see the ACO perform at the Menuhin Festival in July 2016. 

Founded by the great fiddler Yehudi Menuhin in 1957, the festival is held every European summer in the scenic Swiss alpine town of Gstaad, and this year celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of its founder.

Yehudi Menuhin, founder of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, at age of 12.

Richard Tognetti and the Orchestra will perform three different concerts at Saanen Church. Our first concert will offer audiences an immersive experience with music by Bach only, followed by ‘Hope pays homage to Yehudi Menuhin’, in which acclaimed violinist Daniel Hope joins the ACO to perform a very personal homage to his mentor Menuhin. Wrapping up our participation in the Festival, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero performs with us some of Mozart’s greatest works.

European tour: Gstaad Menuhin Festival
22 - 26 July

Concert 1 | Music at home with the Bach Family 
Fri 22 Jul 7.30pm 

Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Australian Chamber Orchestra

Concert 2 | Hope pays homage to Yehudi Menuhin
Sun 24 Jul 6pm

Daniel Hope Violin
Australian Chamber Orchestra

Concert 3 | A Visit with the Mozart Family 
Tue 26 Jul 7.30pm 

Gabriela Montero Piano
Australian Chamber Orchestra