Skip to main content

Tour Preview



19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series O


Madame Brigitte Lescure



19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series S


Jonathan Nottconductor


Claude Debussy
Clair de lune

Igor Stravinski
The Rite of Spring


Jean Sibelius
Concerto for violin and orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47

Approximately 1h45 including a 20-minute intermission

The music

Going on tour with Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in your luggage means taking the OSR in its entirety – no small feat. This fabulous score requires a massive ensemble, the size of which the Russian composer will never return to: 120 musicians. The tour ends in Clarens where Stravinsky and Ernest Ansermet were neighbours. Premiered in Berlin under the baton of Richard Strauss, Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto has become a flagship piece for violinists worldwide. Reputed for its extreme difficulty, the beauty of its melodies, and its vivid evocation of vast landscapes, it has become tremendously popular. Midori, at the age of 11, chose this concerto for her début in New York under the direction of Zubin Mehta. Debussy, likely inspired by Verlaine’s Clair de lune, composed his famous piece at the turn of the 20th century. André Caplet undertook the subtle arrangement of the version played this evening.

The venues

OSR Live

video thumbnail

Maurice Ravel


Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 15 November 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

video thumbnail

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