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Program change

Tchaikovsky's Fatum Symphony



19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series S



Ana María Patiño-Osorioconductor

Bertrand Chamayoupiano

Erik Satie
Gymnopédies No. 1 and 3, for orchestra (orchestration Claude Debussy)

Maurice Ravel
Concerto for piano and orchestra in G major

Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski
Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36

The music

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande informs you that conductor Krzysztof Urbanski, unfortunately unwell, will be unable to conduct the concert this evening (16.05). Ana María Patiño-Osorio, assistant conductor of the OSR, has agreed to replace him at short notice.

Given the nature and complexity of the work, it has been agreed with Michael Jarrell, this season's composer-in-residence, that the public premiere of Reflections, concerto for piano and large orchestra, commissioned by the OSR, will be postponed until a later season. Soloist Bertrand Chamayou has agreed to play Maurice Ravel's Concerto for piano and orchestra in G major as a replacement.

Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 evokes the inevitability of fate. Often called the "Symphony of Fatum", it expresses the annoyances of human life in a resolutely autobiographical dramatic tone. The concert will open with Deux Gymnopédies by Erik Satie finely orchestrated by Claude Debussy. Beyond their scholarly title, these two famous pieces with their ambiguous harmony are full of mystery and languorous sensuality.

A french audio description of the programme produced by Michael Jarrell and Steve Roger is available below. 

The venues

OSR Live

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva