In the 2008-2009 season, the Klubhaus-Konzerte association is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Klubhaus’ art director Armin Brunner has built the programme of the grandest names in the world music culture. The association’s motto of 1948, “Great musicians play immortal music”, has proved equally true today. “For me, this means inviting great orchestras with brilliant soloists under outstanding conductors”, Armin Brunner explained.

The season will open with a “60 years ago” programme and close with a kind of a concert by request. The audience will have a unique opportunity to influence the repertoire. They may choose from a widest variety of pieces by Bernstine, Sibelius, Prokofiev, Ligeti, Villa-Lobos, Dukas, Ravel, Puccini, R. Strauss, Shostakovich, Khachaturian, Korngold, Stravinsky and Borodin.

A truly significant event this January will be the presentation of “The Battleship Potemkin”, silent film of the legendary Sergei Eisenstein, to the music of Shostakovich specially arranged by Armin Brunner, one of the most prominent European musicologists. The accompaniment will be played live by the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under German conductor Frank Strobel. Vladimir Fedoseyev will conduct Symphony No11 by Shostakovich and a suite from Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet. The concerts will take place in Bern, Basel, Lucerne, Geneva, St. Gallen and Zurich.

Together with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, which is invited to join the programme twice – in January and in March – Klubhaus will also welcome the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra under Jonathan Nott and the Czech Philharmonic under Manfred Honeck. The soloists include Juliana Banze, Naomi Nadelman, Jonathan Jilad, Rudolph Buchbinder, etc.  


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