The Basel Chapter of the Columbia Alumni Association of Switzerland invite alumni and their guests to a special evening in concert with Ken-David Masur ‘02CC at the Musical Theater Basel. Come celebrate one of Columbia’s own, Ken-David Masur who leads the Collegium Musicum Basel in a program featuring the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn. Before the concert, join fellow Columbia alumni for an exclusive pre-show apéro riche reception with Ken-David Masur.
6:00 pm - Pre-Show Apéro Riche, VIP alcove 1st floor, Musical Theater Basel
7:30 pm - Concert Collegium Musicum Basel, concert hall Musical Theater Basel
Pre-Show Apéro Riche: CHF 45.00 per person - to pay in advanced to Basel chapter, according to the instructions with RSVP-confirmation
Get your own tickets CHF 55.90 - 81.90 - online ticket shop Bider & Tanner
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First guest appearance in 2010, Ken David Masur again directs the CMB this season. Masur is now a sought-after conductor in the US and Europe, so we are all the more pleased about his commitment to the Collegium Musicum Basel.
At his own request, Masur conducts the beguiling overture from Mozart's opera "Clemenza di Tito". This is followed by the double concerto for violin and cello by Johannes Brahms, which places enormous demands on the playing technique. The attraction of this concert lies in the close dialogue of the two solo voices, which musically come together as if not two different instruments were playing, but a single "giant violin". This is the challenge faced by two highly acclaimed soloists: Pei Sian, born in Australia in 1984, first cellist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and Xiao Ming Wang, concertmaster of the Zurich Opera Orchestra, born in China in 1982.
In his "Reformation" symphony, Mendelssohn used a number of church music elements, including a magnificent adaptation of the Luther chorale "A stronghold is our God". In addition, the symphony is a typical work from Mendelssohn's pen: dreamy, playful and enchanting.
Xiao Ming Wang: Violin
Pei-Sian NG: Cello
Ken-David Masur: Guest conductor
W. A. Mozart
Overture «Clemenza di Tito»
Double concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor
Symphony No. 5 D-Dur, op. 107 «Reformation»