Martinů Festtage 2018 hosts Julia Fischer, David Dorůžka or Jiří Nekvasil

From November 10 to 25, the 24th Martinů Festtage festival is taking place in Basel. The traditional Swiss festival focuses on the music of Bohuslav Martinů, who had a close relationship with Switzerland, where he regularly visited Paul and Maja Sacher, composed several of his significant works, and in 1959 he spent the last days of his life. This year's festival will host violinist Julia Fischer, David Dorůžka‘s jazz trio or Orchestra de Chambre de Lausanne, among others. The new TV version of the opera What Men Live By will be screened during the festival.​


10 November 2018, 7.00 pm
Museum Kleines Klingental, Basel

Franz Schubert: String Trio D471 (1816/17)
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Trio, Op.9 No. 3 (1796-98)
Franz Schubert: String Trio, B581 (1816/17)
Bohuslav Martinů: String Trio No. 2, H 238 (1944)

Julia Fischer – violin
Nils Mönkemeyer – viola
Daniel Müller-Schott – cello

14 November 2018, 6.15 pm
Museum Tinguely, Basel 

PAR!S ! PAR!S ! 
Erik Satie, Igor Stravinsky, Bohuslav Martinů 

Martin Schelling – clarinet, actor
Stefan Dünser – trumpet, actor
Goran Kovacevic – accordion, actor
Martin Deuring – double bass, actor 
Annechien Koerselman – director, script 

18 November 2018, 7.00 pm

“Autumn Tales”

David Dorůžka jazz trio (David Dorůžka – guitar, Jiří Slavík – double bass, Martin Novák – drums)

20 November 2018, 7.00 pm
Stadtkino Basel

Bohuslav Martinů: What Men Live By

Jiří Nekvasil – director
Jiří Bělohlávek, Czech Philharmonic and others

25 November 2018, 8.00 pm
Museum Tinguely, Basel

Bohuslav Martinů: Suite from the opera Comedy on the Bridge
Albert Roussel: Petite Suite, Op.39 
Bohuslav Martinů: Sonata da camera for Cello and Chamber Orchestra, H 283
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 100

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Nicolas Altstaedt – cello, conductor

More information here.