Berner Muentschi

Berner Müntschi Subscription series concert

Tue, 3 Dec 2024 19:30 Bern, Stadttheater Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Direction and Violin

Works by Mendelssohn, Bartók, Veress and others


Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967)
Marosszéker Tänze arranged for CAMERATA BERN by Sándor Veress

Gabrielle Brunner (*1963)
Szene II for String Ensemble (Commissioned by CAMERATA BERN 2022)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)
Concerto for Violin and Strings in D minor


Sandor Veress (1907–1992):
Musica Concertante for 12 Strings, dedicated to CAMERATA BERN

Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
Romanian Folk Dances for String Orchestra

Programme with interval
Running time: approx. 2 hours

About the programme

Tonight we have been invited to enjoy a programme created for a special occasion: For the first time in exactly 50 years, CAMERATA BERN is playing in Japan. What to bring from Switzerland? A musical greeting, of course! In particular, music that was written for CAMERATA BERN. Commissioned compositions such as Gabrielle Brunner's finely articulated Szene II (2022) based on a poem by Ingeborg Bachmann. The Hungarian-Swiss composer Sándor Veress wrote for the still-young CAMERATA BERN as early as 1966. His Musica Concertante is a highly virtuosic concerto for the collective and is thus characteristic of the ensemble.

It is also typical of CAMERATA BERN to combine such new works with more traditional ones: for example, Kodály's Dances of Marosszék arranged by Veress, which illuminate the depths of the Hungarian soul. Great emotions, too, in Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances: miniatures of melancholy and a blazing zest for life. Artistic Partner Patricia Kopatchinskaja can be heard as a soloist in Mendelssohn's classically filigreed Violin Concerto in D minor. A youthful work? Always exciting from a prodigy!

Ticket pricing

This concert is also available as part of a subscription

Ticket pricing:
CHF 30.-/ 45.–/ 65.–/ 85.–
CHF 5.– for children and teenagers 18 and under

Discounts (for all categories):
20% for members of the Friends of CAMERATA BERN
50% for young adults aged 19 to 30
30% for KulturLegi cardholders

Kultur-GA: free admission for remaining same-day seats

Refugees (with ID): free admission for remaining same-day seats

Programme booklet

In-depth insights into the concert programme, with detailed descriptions of the works and biographies of participating artists. The evening programme booklet is available (in German only) as a PDF download starting approximately one week before the concert and is distributed free of charge at the concert.

The texts are produced in collaboration with the Institute for Musicology at the University of Bern.

Introductory podcast

Background information and context for the programmes, with musical sneak peeks and sound bites from the performers.

The podcast is available (in German only) from approximately 10 days before the concert.

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