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New Year's concert



19:30 — Victoria Hall

Concert des Amis de l'OSR
Opera & Voice






20:15 — Théâtre de Beaulieu

Series Lausanne
Opera & Voice


Jonathan Nottconductor

Sonya Yonchevasoprano

Dmitry Korchaktenor

Waltzes, overtures, intermezzi and opera arias

Approximately 2 hours including a 20-minute intermission

The music

Frank Martin, the devout Christian composer from Geneva who passed away 50 years ago, left behind numerous vocal works, notably the Six Monologues of Jedermann – a window into his profoundly expressive art. His poems evoke life’s fragility and the deceptive allure of wealth. Jedermann (“everyone” according to Hugo von Hofmannsthal), abandoned by his loved ones and dying amid his treasures, facing death alone, can only find salvation through faith. A very similar sentiment guided Joseph Haydn’s mind when composing his extraordinary The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross in which seven adagios are framed within a prelude and a gripping earthquake. Initially written for orchestra, this work gained such acclaim that Haydn adapted it for different ensembles, from string quartets to oratorios.

OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony N°9 with choir for the finale of « Ode to Joy»

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 11 June 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva