GE200.CH Concerts – 1 and 4 March 2015 – Victoria Hall and Palais des Nations

GE200.CH Free concerts BOOKING

 

GE200.CH_Programme_III_FLEYERS3As part of the festivities to mark the 200th anniversary of the entrance of Geneva to the Swiss Confederation, the Orchestra will perform two concerts with a programme devoted to Swiss composers and works, conducted by Antoine Marguier. The evening will be narrated by David Cuñado, who will guide the audience in exploring the richness of the Swiss musical repertoire, and feature soprano Eva Fiechter.

On the programme:

  • Edouard Dupuy – Youth and Folly Overture
  • Emile Jaques-Dalcroze – Red March from La FĂŞte de Juin
  • Ernest Bloch – Four Episodes: Calm
  • Othmar Schoeck – “Wo weilest du, mein Geliebter ?” from Venus
  • Henri Kling – L’Escalade de 1602 (Symphonic poem)
  • Joachim Raff – Suite for Orchestra n° 1, Op. 101, 5. Marsch (Deciso, Allegro)
  • Giaochino Rossini – “Air de Mathilde” from William Tell
  • Giaochino Rossini – William Tell Overture

Sunday 1 March 2015 at 17:00, Victoria Hall, Geneva

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at 19:00 in the Assembly Hall, Palais des Nations, Geneva

BOTH CONCERTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ALTHOUGH SEAT RESERVATION IS REQUIRED:

Billetterie Ville de Genève (Maison des arts du Grütli / Espace ville de Genève / Genève-Tourisme / Cité Seniors)

Billetterie Migros Genève (Service culturel Migros Genève / Stand Info Balexert / Migros Nyon-La Combe)

Tél: +41(0)22 319 61 11   Online booking

The concert on the official GE200.CH website 

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Great success at our November 8 Mozart concert at Victoria Hall!

VH8Nov2014Concert-33The full house and warm atmosphere was palpable for the “Mozart concert” of the United Nations Orchestra with the Choir of the Polytechnic University of Madrid on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in the presence of the Spanish ambassador and other diplomatic representatives as well as music lovers of Geneva.

In her opening speech, the Orchestra’s President, Martine Coppens, referring to the humanitarian mission of the United Nations Orchestra, dedicated this concert to the Bilifou-Bilifou Association, which is active in Burkina Faso in the areas of education, spirulina farming, micro-credit and surgical missions. Proceeds from the concert will support these activities.

Other speakers, including Corinne Momal Vanian, Director of the Information Service of the United Nations, speaking on behalf of Mr. Michael Møller, Acting Director-General of the UN and Honorary President of the Orchestra (absent due to work abroad), and Dr. Philippe Bédat, vice-president of the Bilifou-Bilifou Association, completed the formal part of the evening by stressing the importance of this UN musical ensemble, a true ambassador of international Geneva in the service of humanitarian causes.

VH8Nov2014Concert-15In the first half of the concert, the young pianist Audrey Vigoureux, based in Geneva and winner of several competitions, regaled the audience with her interpretation of the light Piano Concerto no. 23, leading to applause from the public and an encore of the second movement.

The infrequently performed Great Mass in C minor gave the audience the opportunity to listen to one of the most majestic works of Mozart. It was beautifully sung by the 80 singers of the Spanish Choir, performing in Geneva for the first time. The four young soloists, sopranos Jennifer Kressmann (Germany) and Marion Grange (France), tenor Jeremie SchĂĽtz (Switzerland) and bass Mkhanyiseli Mlombi (South Africa), added to the solemnity of the work, a key emotion shared by the audience.

A great time to be had for the music lovers of Geneva, with the orchestra inspired by its conductor, Antoine Marguier, whose leadership has, once again, instilled a passion in musicians from around the world.

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Fine article about the United Nations Orchestra in the Tribune de Genève

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