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Opening concert



19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series O

Grand Mécène




20:15 — Théâtre de Beaulieu

Series Lausanne



19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series R


Tugan Sokhievconductor

Bertrand Chamayoupiano

Maurice Ravel
Alborada del gracioso, for orchestra

Camille Saint-Saëns
Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22


Nikolaï Rimski-Korsakov
Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite for Orchestra, Op. 35

Approximately 1h40 including a 20-minute intermission

The music

Created exclusively for Tugan Sokhiev, a maestro renowned for his sensitivity, mastery of color, and rhythmic precision, this programme marks a return to the Franco-Prussian roots that have defined our orchestra since its formation over a century ago. A coming together of artists at the highest level: The illustrious pianist Bertrand Chamayou performing Camille Saint-Saëns’ Concerto No. 2– humorously but undeservedly described as a composition that “begins like Bach and ends like Offenbach!” by the witty George Bernard Shaw, who was never short of such repartees. The new season will commence in a brilliantly captivating style with the opening piece by Ravel: Alborada del gracioso, a fusion of elegance and a virtuosic showcase of orchestral composition. Ravel received an excellent education and was inspired by Russian musicians, in particular the rich tones of Rimski-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, a beloved masterpiece in the OSR’s repertoire that moved Ravel to create two works of the same title.

OSR Live

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Modest Mussorgsky

Night on the Bare Mountain

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 30 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Maurice Ravel

Valses nobles et sentimentales, pour orchestre

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 09 December 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva