PROGRAM 1 (UPDATED)
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.33
HOLLIGER Meta arca
PĒTERIS VASKS Cello Concerto No.2, ‘Presence’
BOCCHERINI Cello Concerto
HAYDN Symphony No.59 in A major, ‘Fire’
PĒTERIS VASKS Cello Concerto No.2, ‘Presence’ (Australian
*Mon 23 Nov 8pm (Melbourne – Arts Centre) only
Yuki Kasai Concertmaster
Sol Gabetta Cello
A warm welcome to our European chamber orchestra friends, the Basel Chamber Orchestra!
They make their Australian debut in these special performances that form part of an
exchange that sees the ACO reciprocate with concerts in Switzerland in 2016.
Their programs sparkle with music by Holliger, Haydn, Saint-Saëns and Bartók’s
vibrant Divertimento, commissioned by impresario and founder of an earlier incarnation
of the Basel Chamber Orchestra, Paul Sacher.
Sol Gabetta is one of the bright lights of music today. Born in Argentina, raised
in Europe and based in Basel, this award-winning recording artist, festival director
and soloist recently made her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle.
We are delighted to welcome her to Australia.
Free pre-concert talks:
Brisbane - QPAC Concert Hall, with Gillian Wills
Wed 25 Nov 7.15pm
Canberra - Llewellyn Hall, with Ken Healey
Fri 27 Nov 7.15pm
Melbourne - Arts Centre, with Caroline Almonte
Sun 22 Nov 1.45pm
Mon 23 Nov 7.15pm
Sydney Opera House, with Ken Healey
Sun 29 Nov 1.15pm