Basel Chamber Orchestra, Andrius Žlabys and Mozart
FRANK MARTIN – Pavane couleur du temps
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 12 in A major, KV 414
HEINZ HOLLIGER – Eisblumen
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 9 in E flat major, KV 271 Jenamy
The Basel Chamber Orchestra introduces itself to Lithuanian audience for the first time. Formed in 1984, the Orchestra has carried on with the tradition launched by the renowned Swiss conductor Paul Sacher’s Basler Kammerorchester(active in 1926–1987): the orchestra’s programmes combine early and contemporary music. The Basel Chamber Orchestra works with artists such as Maria João Pires, Sol Gabetta, Nuria Rial, Christoph Prégardien, Erwin Schrott and René Jacobs among other celebrated performers.
The association of principal guest conductor Giovanni Antonini with the orchestra makes for a fruitful collaboration. The Basel Chamber Orchestra alternating with the Italian Ensemble Il Giardino Armonicowill perform and record for CD, under the baton of Antonini, all of Haydn’s 107 symphonies up until the year 2032. The Basel Chamber Orchestra has earned a number of awards, recorded for Sony,Deutsche Harmonia Mundiand Warner classics, collaborated with Theater an der Wien, Theâtre Champs-Élysées Paris and Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.
Andrius Žlabys is one of today’s leading Lithuanian pianists endowed with exceptional charisma and artistic flair. He has received international acclaim for his appearances with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Rotterdam Symphony. Žlabys’ concerts have included appearances on the world’s major stages, such as Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Wigmore Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has also appeared at numerous festivals both in the US and Europe, including Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Salzburg, Lockenhaus, Caramoor, etc.