Wednesday, 3 May, from 6.30 p.m. onwards — Oberhofen
Klösterli, Schloss, House of Music
Free choice of seating (no numbered seats)

OPENING NIGHT


OpeningNight is a celebration of music, where we show that GAIA makes chamber music a very special experience.

You can experience chamber music in sequences of 30 minutes.
The sequences are repeated three times at each concert venue, always with a half-hour pause in between.
In the pauses you can take refreshments and comfortably stroll from one concert venue to the next.
All three venues are located within seven minutes' walking distance of one another.
You can hear various formations, genres and styles and spontaneously enjoy an evening of chamber music. You determine the course of your evening.


6.30 p.m.
only in Klösterli: Pre-concert talk with the musicians and festival introduction


7.30 – 8 p.m.
at all three venues: Concert


8.30 – 9 p.m.
at all three venues: Repeat of concert


9.30 – 10 p.m.
at all three venues: Repeat of concert


from 10 p.m.
in Klösterli only: Après-Concert with the artists

 


Ticket price: CHF 5
(No reductions)


The exact programme will be announced on the evening of OpeningNight.


Thursday, 4 May, 8 p.m. — Kirche Hilterfingen
Free choice of seating (no numbered seats)

FAIRY TALE NIGHT


Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
Syrinx for Solo Flute


Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) op. 132


Andrei Pushkarev (b. 1974)
"
In the Mood of Blue" for Solo Vibraphon


Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Sonata in G major for Violin and Piano


Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Tarantelle in A minor op. 6 for Flute, Clarinet and Piano


Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
La valse
Version for two Pianos


Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
The Carnival of the Animals

 


Performers
Flute:
Janne Thomsen
Clarinet: Christoffer Sundqvist
Percussion: Pavel Bialiayeu, Andrei Pushkarev
Piano: Alexander Lonquich, Cristina Barbuti
Violin: Alexandra Kazovsky, Gwendolyn Masin
Viola: Jan Grüning
Violoncello: Amit Even-Tov
Double Bass: Massimo Pinca


Tickets: CHF 60

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


Enjoy!


Friday, 5 May, 8 p.m. — Parkhotel Gunten
Free choice of seating (no numbered seats)

ORIGIN


Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin (*1932)
Humoresque
World Premiere of the Arrangement


Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Danse macabre


Manuel de Falla (1876–1946)
Danse espagnole from the opera
"La vida breve"


Ernest Bloch (1880–1959)
Nigun (Improvisation)


Johan Halvorsen (1864–1935)
Passacaglia in G minor
on a Theme by George Frideric Handel


Miklós Lukács (b. 1977)
Bartók-Impressionen
World Premiere


Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
Romanian Folk Dances Sz. 68


Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Tzigane


Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979)
Grotesque
Swiss Premiere


Massimo Pinca (b. 1978)
The Fates for String Quartet and Cimbalom
World Premiere


Miklós Lukács (b. 1977)
Sirba in E


Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Pièce en forme de Habanera


Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962)
La Gitana


Pablo de Sarasate (1844–1908)
Gypsy Airs op. 20

 


Performers
Violin: Alexina Barbe, Gwendolyn Masin, Priyanka Ravanelli, Léa Valentin
Viola: Martin Moriarty
Violoncello: Patrick Moriarty
Double Bass: Massimo Pinca
Cimbalom: Miklós Lukács


Tickets: CHF 60

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


Enjoy!


Saturday, 6 May, 8 p.m. – Klösterli Oberhofen

THE HUNTING OF MAGIC


Jörg Widmann (geb. 1973)
3. Streichquartett (2003)
"Jagdquartett (Hunt Quartet)"


Ernest Bloch (1880–1959)
Sonata No. 2 "Poème mystique" for Violin and Piano


Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
from Préludes I (L 117) for Piano
No. 11 La danse de Puck (Puck’s Dance)
No. 10 La cathédrale engloutie (The Submerged Cathedral)
No. 4 Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir (The Sounds and Fragrances Swirl Through the Evening Air)


Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
Andante con moto C minor EG 116 for Piano, Violin and Violoncello


Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Piano Quintet F minor op. 34

 


Performers
Violin: Gwendolyn Masin
Violoncello: István Várdai
Piano: Pascal Rogé
Ariel Quartet (Violin: Gershon Gerchikov, Alexandra Kazovsky, Viola: Jan Grüning, Violoncello: Amit Even-Tov)


Tickets: CHF 60

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


Enjoy!


Sunday, 7 May, 11 a.m. – Schloss Oberhofen
Free choice of seating (no numbered seats)

HEILIGER DANKGESANG


Maximilian Grossenbacher (*1991)
Airreel
World Premiere
(commissioned by GAIA Musicfestival)


Marco Antonio Pérez-Ramirez (*1964)
OLUM
World Premiere
(commissioned by GAIA Musicfestival)


Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805)
String Quintet in E major op. 11 No. 5


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
String Quartet No. 15 in A minor op. 132

 


Performers
Ariel Quartet (Violin: Gershon Gerchikov, Alexandra Kazovsky, Viola: Jan Grüning, Violoncello: Amit Even-Tov)
Violoncello: István Várdai


Tickets: CHF 60

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


Enjoy!


Sunday, 7 May, 5 p.m. – Klösterli Oberhofen

OF GHOSTS AND OTHER PHAIRIES


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Piano Trio in D major op. 70 No. 1
"Geistertrio (Ghost)"


Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
"Liebestraum" (Dream of Love) for Violoncello and Piano


Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
from Préludes II (L 123) for Piano
No. 4 Les Fées sont d’exquises danseuses (Fairies are Exquisite Dancers)
No. 8 Ondine (Ondine)
No. 7 La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune (The Terrace of Moonlit Audiences)


César Franck (1822–1890)
Piano Trio F sharp minor No. 1 op. 1 for Piano, Violin and Violoncello

 


Performers
Violin: Gershon Gerchikov, Gwendolyn Masin
Violoncello: István Várdai
Piano: Pascal Rogé


Tickets: CHF 60

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


Enjoy!