Eight concerts on different evenings all showcasing an undisputed classic
A well-loved classical work features prominently on each of the eight concerts making up the D Series – each being a composition which has become so popular and famous that it is considered a staple in the repertoire. This season, these include Bach’s St John Passion, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 and Stravinsky’s timeless ballet Petrushka.
Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 is one of the eight undisputed classics being highlighted this season in the D Series. Or rather nine, since Daniele Gatti is juxtaposing this turbulent symphony by Mozart with Brahms’s Fourth.
Brahms’s Second Symphony, his most carefree, and his Third – conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner – also belong to this special category.
In addition to symphonies, four major vocal classics have been programmed in the D Series this season: Bach’s St John Passion, Berlioz’s stupendous Requiem, the Grande messe des morts, Honegger’s opera–oratorio Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher – a musical and dramatic high point of the twentieth century – and Bartók’s opera Bluebeard’s Castle.
Finally, Stravinsky’s timeless ballet Petrushka will certainly be getting a refreshing twist thanks to conductor Iván Fischer’s approach.
The performance of Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher is made possible thanks to a generous contribution from the Freundeskreis Schweiz, the orchestra’s Swiss society of friends.
Honegger: Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle
Mozart: Symphony No. 40; Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Bach: St John Passion
Berlioz: Grande messe des morts
Rang 1+: €720 ◆ Rang 1: €550 ◆ Rang 2: €412 ◆ Rang 3: €298
Rang 1+: €660 ◆ Rang 1: €505 ◆ Rang 2: €380 ◆ Rang 3: €274