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Simone Young



19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series R

Series R+



20:15 — Théâtre de Beaulieu

Lausanne 4

Series Lausanne

Grand Mécène



19:30 — Théâtre Équilibre


Grand Mécène


Simone Young

Kian Soltani

Edward Elgar

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor op. 85

Béla Bartók

Concerto for Orchestra

the music

Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto entered the world stage in 1965 thanks to Jacqueline du Pré's exalted and romantic interpretation. The work dates from 1919, following the English composer's long silence during the war. Contemplative and elegiac, his last important work shines with the twilight of a language that will die with him. His music may have fallen out of fashion, but has come back with a vengeance thanks to a new generation of performers who have been able to detect its grandeur and nobility.

Béla Bartok's masterful Concerto for Orchestra is also a work of the end of his life, at a time when the great Hungarian composer was dying of illness and misery in his American exile. Commissioned by friends who wanted to help him, the work quickly became popular thanks to its extraordinary blend of virtuosity and Hungarian popular influences magnified by an immediately understandable style. In 1956, at the dawn of stereophony, the OSR made a recording that caused a sensation.


This concert is recorded and broadcast on the 10.05.23 on Espace 2 in the radio program Plein Jeu (8pm), produced by Mitsou Carré and Daniel Rausis, and is available for streaming after broadcast on


OSR Live

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Richard Dubugnon

Arcanes symphoniques, pour grand orchestre

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 09 December 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Modest Mussorgsky

Night on the Bare Mountain

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 30 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva