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Wednesday, 1 May, from 6.30 p.m. onwards — Oberhofen
Klösterli, Schloss, House of Music
Free choice of seating (no numbered seats)

OPENING NIGHT


The Opening Night is a 
celebration of music showing that GAIA lets you experience music in a whole new way.

A detailed programme of the evening will be given to you on the very evening of Opening Night. 

You can experience an entire evening with excerpts from the festival programme in sequences of 30 minutes. The sequences are repeated three times at each concert venue. All three venues are located within seven minutes' walking distance of one another. Enjoy classical music in a casual and easy manner. You determine the course of your evening.


Tickets: CHF 10.–


Start at 6.30 pm at Klösterli
Pre-concert talk with the musicians and festival introduction


Haus der Musik – Programme
7.30 pm: 30 min Concert

8.30 pm: Repeat

9.30 pm: Repeat

Enter the magical world of mechanical music, as this particular venue is dedicated to mechanical musical instruments. You will hear the “Hupfeld Violina”, built in 1927, that is the only original instrument of this kind worldwide, and an upright piano by Bechstein playing with a Welte-Mignon system from 1905.


Klösterli Oberhofen – Programme
7.30 pm: 30 min Concert

8.30 pm: Repeat

9.30 pm: Repeat

Musicians of the festival present excerpts from the festival programme.
Programme to be announced.


Schloss Oberhofen – Programme
19.30 Uhr: 30 Min.  Konzert
20.30 Uhr: Repeat

21.30 Uhr: Repeat

Musicians of the festival present excerpts from the festival programme.
Programme to be announced.


from 10 pm at Klösterli
Nightcap with the musicians after the concert


Restauration im Klösterli
7 through 11 pm


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Thursday, 2 May, 8 p.m. — Stadtkirche Thun (parish church)

Longing for Freedom


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor
for piano, violin, viola and violoncello, K. 478


Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)
L’histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale)
Suite for clarinet, violin and piano, 1918


Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Piano quintet (“The Trout Quintet”) in A major
for piano, violin, viola, violoncello and double bass, op. posth. 114, D. 667

 


Performers
Violin:
Gwendolyn Masin, Isabelle van Keulen
Viola: Vladimir Mendelssohn, Blythe Teh Engstroem
Violoncello: Christoph Croisé, Dóra Kokas
Double bass: James Oesi
Clarinet: Christoffer Sundqvist
Piano: Hannes Minnaar


Tickets: CHF 60.–
AHV/IV/enjoy!: CHF 50.–
Pupil/student/apprentice/KulturLegi: CHF 30.–
Children under 12 accompanied by an adult: CHF 0.–

Includes:
Festival booklet with programme notes and biographies


Enjoy!


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Friday, 3 May, 8 p.m. – Parkhotel Gunten

Unfulfilled Desire


Samuel Barber (1910–1981)
Adagio for Strings, op. 11


Hans Sommer (1837–1922)
Mignons Sehnen op. posthum
for mezzo-soprano and piano


Clara Schumann (1819–1896)
Am Strande, op. 13
Das ist ein Tag, der klingen mag op. 23 No. 5

Liebst du um Schönheit, o nicht mich liebe op. 12 No. 4

Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen op. 12 No. 2
Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Lied der Mignon D. 877/4 op. 62 No. 4


Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Lied der Mignon D.877/4 op. 62 Nr. 4


Ethel Smyth (1858–1944)
The Clown from Three Songs


Max Bruch (1838–1920)
from Eight Pieces, op. 83 for viola, clarinet and piano
No. 2

No. 5

No. 6


Thomas Fortmann (*1951)
Dreisamkeit
for mezzo soprano, clarinet and double bass
World Premiere (Commissioned by GAIA Music Festival)


Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op. 115
for clarinet, 2 violins, viola and violoncello

 

 


Performers
Violin:  Isabelle van Keulen, Kirill Troussov, Gwendolyn Masin

Viola: Vladimir Mendelssohn, Blythe Teh Engstroem

Violoncello: Christoph Croisé, Dóra Kokas

Double bass:  James Oesi
Clarinet: Christoffer Sundqvist

Mezzo-soprano: Stephanie Szanto
Piano: Simon Bucher


Tickets: CHF 60.–

Includes:
Festival booklet with programme notes and biographies,
nightcap with the musicians after the concert


Enjoy!


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Saturday, 4 May, from 9.15 a.m. onwards — Parkhotel Gunten
From Brunch to Concert (11.15 a.m.)

Love Story


Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990)
West Side Story
in an arrangement for violin and saxophone quartet

 


Performers
Violin: Gwendolyn Masin
Saxophone quartet: Melisma


Tickets: CHF 75.–

Includes:
Brunch at Parkhotel Gunten from 9 am, the concert and a festival booklet with programme notes and biographies.


Enjoy!


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Saturday, 4 May, 4 p.m. – Klösterli Oberhofen

So different

A tale about ...


Performers
Saxophone quartet
: Melisma quartet
Concept & direction:
Haas & Mann (www.haasundmann.ch)


Tickets: CHF 15.–
Children: 5.– CHF

Includes:
The concert and a festival booklet with programme notes and biographies

 


Enjoy!


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Saturday, 4 May, 8 p.m. – Schloss Oberhofen

Fulfilled Desire – Gala Concert


Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Liebeslied (Widmung) from Myrthen op. 25
in an arrangement for piano by Franz Liszt 


Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Zwei Gesänge op. 91
for viola, mezzo-soprano and piano


Elisabeth von Herzogenberg (1847–1892)
Nachklang for voice and piano


Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843–1900)
Sehnsucht op. 48 No. 4


Ernest Chausson (1855–1899)
Chanson perpétuelle op. 37
for mezzo-soprano, piano and string quartet


Petting Goes Classic
Teenage hits and other musical crimes in a classical interpretation


Intermission


Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Trio in G minor, op. 17
for piano, violin and violoncello

 


Performers
Violin: Kirill Troussov, Isabelle van Keulen, Gwendolyn Masin
Viola: Vladimir Mendelssohn
Violoncello: Christoph Croisé, Dóra Kokas
Mezzo-soprano: Stephanie Szanto
Piano: Simon Bucher


Tickets: CHF 95.– (dress code: evening attir)

Includes:
Apéro riche; Festival booklet with programme notes and biographies
Nightcap with the musicians after the concert


Enjoy!


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Sunday, 5 May, 11 a.m. – Schloss Oberhofen

Yearning


Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
Malinconia op. 20 for double bass and piano


Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
“Contrasts” for violin, clarinet and piano


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Piano Trio in B-flat major (“Gassenhauer-Trio”), op. 11
for clarinet, violoncello and piano

 


Performers
Violin: Gwendolyn Masin, Kirill Troussov
Violoncello: Christoph Croisé
Double bass: James Oesi
Clarinet: Christoffer Sundqvist
Piano: Hannes Minaaar, Simon Bucher

 


Tickets: CHF 75.–

Includes:
Prosecco; Festival booklet with programme notes and biographies


Enjoy!


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Sunday, 5 May, 5 p.m. – Kirche Hilterfingen (church)

Fulfillment


Dobrinka Tabakova *1980
Insight
for violin, viola and piano


Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809–1847)
Sextet in D major
for piano and strings, op. 110


Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Trio No. 2 in E-flat major
for piano, violin and violoncello

 


Performers
Violin: Gwendolyn Masin, Isabelle van Keulen, Kirill Troussov
Viola: Vladimir Mendelssohn, Blythe Teh Engstroem
Violoncello: Dora Kokas, Christoph Croisé
Double bass:  James Oesi
Piano: Hannes Minaaar, Simon Bucher


Tickets: CHF 60.–
AHV/IV/enjoy!: CHF 50.–
Pupil/student/apprentice/KulturLegi: CHF 30.–
Children under 12 accompanied by an adult: CHF 0.–

Includes:
Festival booklet with programme notes and biographies and nightcap with the musicians at Parkhotel Gunten


Enjoy!