Martinů Festtage 2022

26th Martinů Festtage 2022
23 October 23 to 6 November 2022 in Basel
Artistic director: Robert Kolinsky

Since 1995, the pianist Robert Kolinsky together with his team accomplishes to bring renowned artists to Basel, where once a year in autumn the MARTINŮ FESTIVAL takes place. It is his aim to remain true to his idea to enthuse national and international celebrities with the music of the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů and to furthermore motivate them to include his music in their repertoire for their world tours.

Opening Concert | Mene Tekel
Sunday 23 October 2022, 6.00 pm
Kulturkirche Paulus, Basel, Switzerland
Four Songs About Mary for mixed chorus, H 235
Vigil for organ, H 382 
Mount of Three Lights for male choir and organ, H 349
Manuel Nawri (conductor), Sebastian Heindl (organ), Aphrodite Patoulidou (soprano), Robert Koller (bass), Sasha Mazzotti (narrator), Les Percussions de Strasbourg (drums), Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Ukrainian Radio Choir

Family concert | Bětuška and the forest fairy
Wednesday 26 October 2022, 6.15
Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
A musical story based on the fairy tale of the same name by Czech writer Božena Němcová for children aged 5 and over.
Nonet No. 2 for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, violin, viola, violoncello and double bass, H 374
Three Christmas Songs, H 184bis

Serenade No. 3 for oboe, clarinet, four violins and violoncello, H 218 
Ensemble le raid merveilleux, Children of the Insel primary and orchestra school, Stefano Mariani (conductor), Dorothee Mariani (concept), Tatyana Naidu (illustration), Monika Goerner (puppet show), Jürgen Feigl (lighting technology)

Jazz | Tribute to Burt Bacharach
Sunday 30 October 2022, 7.00
The Bird's Eye Jazz Club, Basel, Switzerland
World hits by the successful songwriter and most famous student of Bohuslav Martinů.
Martina Bárta Trio: Martina Barta (vocal), Matti Klein (piano), Niklas Lukassen (bass), Genius Wesley (drums)

Cinema | My life with Bohuslav Martinů
Tuesday 1 November 2022, 8.15 pm
Stadtkino Basel, Switzerland
Feature documentary about Bohuslav Martinů produced by Czech TV and Austrian ORF TV from 2021. The screening will be followed by an interview with director Jakub Sommer.

Chamber Music | Steven Isserlis & Connie Shih
Sunday 6 November 2022, 6.00 pm
Hans Huber-Saal, Stadtcasinos Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Sonata No. 1 for violoncello and piano, H 277
Steven Isserlis (cello), Connie Shih (piano)

Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová, conductor Jakub Hrůša and the Federal Council Alain Berset supported the festival with honorary patronage.

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