Sol Gabetta & Basel Chamber Orchestra - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Sol Gabetta & Basel Chamber Orchestra

22 - 29 November 2015


BARTÓK Divertimento
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.33
HOLLIGER Meta arca
PĒTERIS VASKS Cello Concerto No.2, ‘Presence’ (Australian Premiere)

Cello Concerto
HAYDN Symphony No.59 in A major, ‘Fire’
PĒTERIS VASKS Cello Concerto No.2, ‘Presence’ (Australian Premiere)
*Mon 23 Nov 8pm (Melbourne – Arts Centre) only


Yuki Kasai Concertmaster
Sol Gabetta Cello

PLEASE NOTE: There will be significant travel disruption and congestion on the afternoon of Sunday 29 November in Sydney CBD due to the People’s Climate March. Basel Chamber Orchestra ticket holders should allow extra travel time to ensure arriving at the Sydney Opera House in good time for the 2pm performance. For further information on road closures, transport and parking visit our Sydney Opera House venue page.



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