22/23 Season


Dear Chamber Music Lovers and Friends of Swiss Chamber Concerts,

In today’s cultural life, do we really have any moments and experiences left that are not already pre-programmed and pre-configured, their emotions anticipated ahead of time? Probably not too many. But one significant exception is the experience of music as live performance. And when it comes to chamber music, being part of the audience makes us feel especially close to what is happening as the music unfolds.

This website details our programming for the 2022-23 season, including some information about the works to be performed. But it cannot touch on the music itself that will be generated only during the concert, on the creative moment of live performance, which remains unpredictable for musicians and audience alike. Be assured, it is for you, our dear music lovers, that we plan and perform these programs. Yet the ultimate effect can be realized only in our interplay and exchange with you — thanks to your presence in the concert hall and to your willingness to be enchanted by the encounter between your expectations and the world of sounds and expressions that is created in the moment of performance. This enchantment has cast its spell over people through the centuries, transporting them into different realms and connecting listeners who have their own feelings and ideas with other like-minded people.

And this can happen only in the live concert experience. For more than 24 years we have been bringing this pleasure to thousands of people throughout Switzerland as well as abroad. We thank all of you who have made this possible through your contributions: whether as listeners, subscribers, or patrons; as musicians or collaborators; or as observers, critics, musicologists, or supporters.

In this spirit we are delighted to invite you to enjoy the new 2022-23 season of Swiss Chamber Concerts and look forward to seeing you at our concerts.

Felix Renggli (Basel)
Daniel Haefliger (Geneva)
Jürg Dähler (Zurich)

Artistic Directors

Upcoming concerts


VOXHOLLIGER

HEINZ HOLLIGER *1939
ANDRÉ JOLIVET 1905-1974
ALBERT MOESCHINGER 1897-1985
HANS ULRICH LEHMANN 1937-2013
HARRISON BIRTWISTLE 1934-2022
RICHARD WAGNER 1813-1883

VOXDEBUSSY

ALBERT ROUSSEL 1869-1937
MAURICE RAVEL 1875-1937
URSINA MARIA BRAUN *1992
CLAUDE DEBUSSY 1862-1918
XAVIER DAYER *1972
JOSEPH JONGEN 1873-1953

VOXSCHNITTKE

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685-1750
FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY 1809-1847
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791
THOMAS ZEHETMAIR *1961
ALFRED SCHNITTKE 1934-1998

Past concerts


VOXMOZART

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791
RUTH CRAWFORD-SEEGER 1901-1953
SALVATORE SCIARRINO *1947
NADIR VASSENA *1970
ANDRÉ CAPLET 1878-1925

VOXBEETHOVEN

LUIGI BOCCHERINI 1743-1805
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791
FRANK MARTIN 1890-1974
HEINZ HOLLIGER *1939
XAVIER DAYER *1972
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770-1827