Date: 3.June 2016
Founded in 1918 by Ernest Ansermet, permanent conductor until 1967, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, with its 112 permanent musicians, gives subscription concerts in Geneva and Lausanne, the City of Geneva symphony concerts, the annual UN Day concert, as well as opera performances at the Grand Théâtre of Geneva. Its reputation has been built up over the years thanks to its historic recordings and its interpretation of 20th-century French and Russian repertoire.
The orchestra’s Music and Artistic Director will be Jonathan Nott from the 2016-2017 season.
Its Principal Guest Conductor is Japanese maestro Kazuki Yamada.
Under its founding conductor and subsequent music directors (Paul Kletzki 1967- 1970, Wolfgang Sawallisch 1970-1980, Horst Stein 1980-1985, Armin Jordan 1985-1997, Fabio Luisi 1997-2002, Pinchas Steinberg 2002-2005, Marek Janowski 2005-2012 and Neeme Järvi 2012-2015), the world-famous Orchestre de la Suisse Romande has been an active contributor to the history of music through the discovery or promotion of leading contemporary composers. Pieces by Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger, Frank Martin, Benjamin Britten, Heinz Holliger, Peter Eötvös, James MacMillan, Pascal Dusapin, Michael Jarrell and Richard Dubugnon have been premiered in Geneva by the OSR. One of its important missions is to support new orchestral music, especially by Swiss composers. The OSR is a partner of Pro Helvetia until 2017 for the project “Oeuvres suisses”.
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan, ouverture op. 62 (8’)
- Dmitri Chostakovitch: Concerto pour violoncelle Nr 1 op. 107 (28’)
- Entracte (20’)
- Félix Mendelssohn: Symphonie Nr 4 op. 90 en la majeur (Italienne) (27’)
Rosey Concert Hall
Institut Le Rosey
Rolle 1180 Suisse
Phone: +41 (0) 21 822 55 00