Tuesday, 2 May, 6:30 p.m. – Oberhofen – Klösterli – Schloss Oberhofen

Opening Night


3 concerts of 30 minutes each. Insights into the GAIA Music Festival Programme 2023. Wine kindly offered by Rebbaugenossenschaft Oberhofen.
 


Ticket price: CHF 10.–


Wednesday, 3 May, 7:30 p.m. – The Town Church Thun

Of Love and Other Drunkenness


Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805)

Night Music of the Streets of Madrid


Garth Knox (*1956)
Stranger for Viola and Viola d’Amore


Hans Gál (1890–1987)
Piano Trio 
Variations on a Viennese ‹Heurigen›  Melody Op. 9


Garth Knox: (*1956)
String Quintet
The Weaver's Grave


Interval


Erika Stucky (*1962)/Garth Knox (*1956)
Black Brittany
for Voice, Viola d’Amore, Double Bass, Bodhrán 

Wind Songs
for Voice, Viola d’Amore, Double Bass


Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)
Contrabajissimo


Astor Piazzolla
L’Histoire du Tango
for Violin, Clarinet, Piano and Double Bass
I. Bordello 1900
II. Café 1930
III. Nightclub 1960

 


Musicians
Piano: Diana Ketler, Caspar Vos
Violin: Markus Fleck, Abigel Kralik, Gwendolyn Masin, Peter Sheppard Skaerved
Viola: Garth Knox, Martin Moriarty, Razvan Popovici
Cello: Patrick Moriarty, Laura van der Heijden, Alexander Warenberg
Double Bass: Lars Schaper
Clarinet: Fabio di Casola
Bodhrán: David Brühlmann
 


Ticket price: CHF 60.–/50.–

Students/KulturLegi: CHF 15.–


Thursday, 4 May, 7:30 p.m. – Scherzligen Church

Lovers and Loss


18.15 h
Introduction to the concert and artist talk with Aregnaz Martirosyan
Moderator: Marc Kilchenmann

 


György Ligeti (1823–2006)
Sonata
for Solo Cello


Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967)
Serenade
for 2 Violins und Viola


Premiere
Aregnaz Martirosyan (*1993)
Work for 7 Instruments 
Commissioned by GAIA Music Festival


Premiere
Urs Peter Schneider (*1939)
Work for 7 Instruments 
Commissioned by GAIA Music Festival


Ernő Dohnányi (1877–1960)
String Trio in C Dur Opus 10 «Serenade»


Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
Romanian Folk Dances


Musicians
Students of the Lucerne School of Music of the University of Applied Arts and Sciences
Violin: Abigel Kralik, Jiska Lambrecht, Gwendolyn Masin, Peter Sheppard Skaerved,
Viola: Martin Moriarty
Cello: Patrick Moriarty
Double Bass: Lars Schaper
 


Ticket price: CHF 60.–/50.–

Students/KulturLegi: CHF 15.–
Children up to 12 years accompanied by an adult: CHF 5.–


Friday, 5 May, 7:30 p.m. — Hilterfingen Church

Unbounded Friendship


Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Piano Trio Op.101 in C minor


Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
String Sextet in A minor Op. 4


Interval


Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dances
Piano Four Hands


Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dances in E minor for String Quintet Op. 72, No. 2


Antonín Dvořák
Piano Trio No. 4 (“Dumky” Trio) Op. 90 in E minor
 


Musicians
Piano: Diana Ketler, Caspar Vos
Violin: Abigel Kralik, Jiska Lambrecht, Gwendolyn Masin, Peter Sheppard Skaerved
Viola: Markus Fleck, Garth Knox
Cello: Patrick Moriarty, Laura van der Heijden, Alexander Warenberg
Double Bass: Lars Schaper
 


Ticket price: CHF 60.–/50.–

Students/KulturLegi: CHF 15.–
Children up to 12 years accompanied by an adult: CHF 5.–


Saturday, 6 May, 7:30 p.m. — Yehudi Menuhin Forum, Berne

With Foreign Plumes


18.15 h
Introduction to the concert: Jürg Scheller

 


Emil Frey (1889–1946)
Small Slavic Suite Op. 38
for Piano Solo  


Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Piano Trio No. 39 ("Gypsy") in G major Hob. XV/25


Frank Martin (1890–1974)
Piano Trio on Popular Irish Melodies


George Gershwin (1898–1937) / Igor Frolov (1937–2013)
Concert fantasy on themes of "Porgy and Bess"
for Violin and Piano

Gwendolyn Masin, Caspar Vos


Interval


Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Overture on Hebrew Themes Op. 34
for Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano


Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
 


Musicians
Piano: Diana Ketler, Caspar Vos
Violin: Markus Fleck, Abigel Kralik, Jiska Lambrecht, Gwendolyn Masin, Peter Sheppard Skaerved
Viola: Razvan Popovici
Cello: Laura van der Heijden, Alexander Warenberg
Clarinet: Fabio di Casola


Sunday, 7 May, 11:00 a.m. – Oberhofen Castle

Songs and Dances


Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959)
Three Madrigrals, H. 313 
for Violin and Viola


Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Quintet Op. 39 in G minor  
for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Double Bass


Mikhail Glinka (1804–1857)
Grand Sextet in E-flat major  
for two Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Piano
 


Musicians
Piano: Diana Ketler
Violin: Markus Fleck, Abigel Kralik, Jiska Lambrecht, Gwendolyn Masin
Viola: Martin Moriarty, Razvan Popovici
Cello: Laura van der Heijden
Double Bass: Lars Schaper
Clarinet: Fabio di Casola
Oboe: Selen Schaper
 


Ticket price incl. Prosecco-Apéro: CHF 75.–

Students/KulturLegi: CHF 15.–
Children up to 12 years accompanied by an adult: CHF 5.–


Sunday, 7 May, 6:00 p.m. – Hilterfingen Church

The Godfather


Anton Arensky (1861–1906)
String Quartet No 2, Op. 35 in A minor


Alexander Glasunow (1865–1936)
String Quintet in A major, Op. 39


Interval


Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
String Sextet Op. 70 in D minor «Souvenir de Florence»
 


Musicians
Violin: Markus Fleck, Abigel Kralik, Jiska Lambrecht, Gwendolyn Masin
Viola: Martin Moriarty, Razvan Popovici
Cello: Patrick Moriarty, Laura van der Heijden, Alexander Warenberg
 


Ticket price: CHF 60.–/50.–

Students/KulturLegi: CHF 15.–
Children up to 12 years accompanied by an adult: CHF 5.–