One of the highlights of the frauenkomponiert Festival will certainly be Alma Deutscher’s performance of her own violin concerto.
Following on from its groundbreaking events of 2015 and 2016, the ideal and real planning of the third edition of frauenkomponiert in March 2018 is underway.
The event on International Women’s Day 2016 in the Martinskirche Basel with conductor Jessica Horsley and her orchestra, L’anima giusta, was so much more than just a concert.
A wonderful programme, with excellent orchestral works by women composers from three centuries, played by professional musicians from Basel and the surrounding area on International Women’s Day in the Martinskirche Basel. Who could resist?
After the resounding success of frauenkomponiert 2015, a sequel is planned for 8 March 2016 with outstanding orchestral works by Emilie Mayer, Ethel Smyth, Junghae Lee, and Vítĕzslava Kaprálová.
On 8 March 2015, Jessica Horsley’s conducting debut in the Basel Stadtcasino ended with an extended standing ovation – no common occurrence in Swiss concert halls.
Telebasel filmed rehearsals for frauenkomponiert 2015 and interviewed conductor Jessica Horsley and lead violinist Jiří Nĕmeček about the significance of the project and the vision that inspired it.
In recognition of the significance of the Basel-based project frauenkomponiert, Sofia Gubaidulina has agreed to become its honorary president.
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