The orchestral work for this year’s festival was written by Swiss composer Heidi Baader-Nobs with Mariana Doughty as viola soloist.
The interactive concert for school children in Münchenstein near Basel with actress Barbara Schneebeli was one of many great moments of the Festival frauenkomponiert 2018.
According to the critic Sigfried Schibli in his review of the orchestral concert in Bern, the piece has, “the most important quality for an overture: it makes you want to hear more!”.
It was a great pleasure for me and for the orchestra to rehearse and perform Alma Deutscher’s violin concerto with her as part of the Festival frauenkomponiert 2018.
It’s encouraging and impressive to see how the project has grown since 2014/15 and that Basel has become a centre of music by women composers.
As part of the Festival frauenkomponiert 2018 in Zurich, Basel and Bern from 7th–11th March we will be premiering the orchestral work commissioned for the festival by Heidi Baader-Nobs, Evasion.
As part of the Festival frauenkomponiert 2018 in Zurich, Basel and Bern from 7th–11th March we will be premiering Agnes Tyrrell’s ouveture from the oratorio “Die Könige in Israel” (The kings in Israel), written around 1880.
One of the highlights of the frauenkomponiert Festival will certainly be Alma Deutscher’s performance of her own violin concerto.
The first Basel Viol Day combines lectures, workshops and a concert to offer an interesting and entertaining day for all viol aficionados.