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Summer Serenade

Festival OSR at Genève-Plage



21:00 — Genève-Plage

Artist in residence


Giuseppe Mengoliconductor

Valentine Michaudsaxophone & artist in residence

Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, 'In the Hall of the Mountain King'

Claude Debussy
Rhapsody for alto saxophone and orchestra in E flat major

Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, 'Morning Mood'

Darius Milhaud
Scaramouche, for saxophone and orchestra, Op. 165c

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550

Approximately 1h10 without intermission

The music

Amidst the impressive backdrop of the Haute-Savoie Alps, flanked by the Salève and the Jura, the setting for our lakeside serenade concert is indeed In the Hall of the Mountain King exemplified by this extract from Peer Gynt, the renowned orchestral music Edvard Grieg wrote for Ibsen’s drama. One of Grieg’s most enchanting pieces Morning Mood, will also be performed. This is sure to spark memories of the OSR’s superb recording with actor Lambert Wilson. Our resident artist will demonstrate the versatility of the saxophone through two capricious, uplifting, whirlwind pieces. The Moorish allure of Debussy’s seldom-heard Rhapsody for Saxophone, sets the stage for the joviality of commedia dell’arte, before sweeping us away with the pulsating rhythms of Brazil, passing through the realm of jazz with Darius Milhaud’s Scaramouche. The performance of Mozart’s 40th Symphony will undoubtedly light up a few more stars into our harmonious summer night sky.

The venues

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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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva