The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is delighted to collaborate with its long-standing partner the Mandarin Oriental, Geneva to offer a unique opportunity for music lovers to enjoy a private concert and stay in it's Royal Penthouse, whilst at the same time supporting independant musicians. Those wishing to bid for this experience on the night of 23 April 2021 are invited to participate in the charity auction, which will be held from 15 to 21 April.
Since the beginning of April, the OSR has had the honour to be welcomed by the Mandarin Oriental, Geneva. Musicians and spectators alike have been able to participate in Concerts en tête-à-tête (1:1Concerts) in it's sumptuous suites with views across the historical old town of Geneva and the mountains. Original musical encounters breathing life to exceptional creative venues. A tête-à-tête concert is, according to the initial concept, a 10-minute meeting between a musician and a member of the public. It is an opportunity to experience an authentic concert moment, recreated for the current restrictions. A donation in favour of the independent musicians is suggested after the performances.
To enhance its contribution, the Mandarin Oriental, Geneva has created a unique guest experience in hosting a 30-minute private concert with OSR concertmaster Bogdan Zvoristeanu. The multiple award-winning violinist will play on a 1761 Nicolo Gagliano violin in the Royal Penthouse. Among the most exclusive hotel suites in Geneva, it offers 325 square metres of contemporary elegance with a magnificent panoramic terrace of 175 square metres affording exceptional views across the city. Comprising a master bedroom and generous living space with dining area, lounge and cosy fireplace, the suite also offers a soundproofed entertainment room equipped with the latest audiovisual technology.
To complete a truly memorable stay, guests can enjoy Gastón Acurio's signature dishes at the hotel's Peruvian restaurant, Yakumanka, and take full advantage of Mandarin Oriental's luxurious facilities and renowned service in an exceptional setting overlooking the Rhône River.
The Package for 2 people includes :
• A 30 minute private concert with the principal violinist of the OSR, on April 23rd at 7 p.m.
• Champagne reception during the private concert
• Overnight stay in the luxurious Royal Penthouse on 23 April
• Dinner at the Yakumanka restaurant
• Breakfast in the privacy of the Suite
The online charity auction will take place from 15th to 21st April 2021, with a starting price of 1,000 CHF. The estimated value of the lot is 15,000 CHF. All funds raised will be donated, in support for independent musicians, to the USDAM (Union Suisse des Artistes Musiciens) foundation, which offers financial support to members who find themselves in a difficult situation due to the cancellation of cultural events caused by the current pandemic.
For further information, please consult the page dedicated to this event: