Fiddlers light konzert

Fiddler’s Light Subscription series concert

Sat, 3 Feb 2024 17:00 Bern, Zentrum Paul Klee Antje Weithaas
Direction and Violin
Further date Sun, 4 Feb 2024 17:00

Works by Rautavaara, Vasks und Dvořák


Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016)
Pelimannit (The Fiddlers), Op.1

Pēteris Vasks (*1946)
Violin Concerto No. 2 In Evening Light (Swiss premiere)

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22 

— Programme with interval—
Running time: approx. 100 minutes

About the programme

The compositions of Einojuhani Rautavaara and Pēteris Vasks take you to faraway places. The music of the Latvian Vasks gleams like a snowy winter landscape. His second violin concerto, In Evening Light, promises unexpectedly hot escapes from this wintry melancholy. As in his first violin concerto, light shines in metaphorically, as "evening light" over the twilight of man's life. Antje Weithaas and the CAMERATA BERN perform the Swiss premiere of this work.

Further north, in Finland, Einojuhani Rautavaara was born. Even before his sombre symphonies, he wrote Pelimannit (The Fiddlers), a playful fantasy that vividly depicts the village music of old Finland.

Third in the group of this "north-eastern" concert is Antonín Dvořák. His String Serenade in E major shines like warming sunlight. Dvořák looks back at us in his cloudless Serenade as a perfectly formed classic.

Ticket pricing

This concert is also available as part of a subscription

Ticket pricing:
CHF 85.–/ 65.–/ 45.–
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.

Fiddlers Light

Introductory podcast

Background information and context for the programmes, with musical sneak peeks and sound bites from the performers. (in German only)

Podcast | Fiddler's Light

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