First concert of the 2020-21 season
A look back at the first subscription concert with soprano Christiane Karg and the musical and artistic director of the OSR, Jonathan Nott for a "100% Mahler" programme. "The OSR and Mahler, a happy marriage: The Geneva concert on Wednesday evening, dedicated to the Austrian composer, with soprano Christiane Karg as soloist, reminds us of the special ties between conductor Jonathan Nott and the great Gustav. Magnificent." Sylvie Bonier, Le Temps
In rehearsal with Maria-João Pires and Daniel Harding
Join the OSR backstage for a glimpse into rehearals with pianist Maria-João Pires and conductor Daniel Harding, who, following a popular concert series in September 2020, was announced as conductor in residence for the 2021-2022 season.
The OSR at Genève Plage
With a bit of daring and inventiveness, 2020 saw the first symphony orchestra concert resounding on the lawns of Genève Plage! First a classical evening for Mozart and Ravel lovers with artist in residence Francesco Piemontesi. Then, our loyal audience braved the weather for a Hollywood gala of film music with the universe of superheroes from DC Comics and Marvel mingling with Le fabuleux destiny d'Amélie Poulain and many others.
The OSR's Circus Caravan!
A project born during the pandemic of March 2020, initiated by a meeting between the symphony orchestra and a circus! It took a bit of madness for general manager Steve Roger to acquire an old circus trailer and transform it into a travelling stage! A successful stunt to bring music closer to the public while respecting the distances imposed by our times. Thanks to the caravan, the musicians of the OSR open up performances to small groups in schools, town squares and care homes in French-speaking Switzerland.
Beethoven's 9th in 360
The 11th June 2020 saw an unusual setting at the Victoria Hall : the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande placed two meters apart in 360 formation for a recording of Beethoven's 9th Symphony! Jonathan Nott conducts the concert from a vast podium in the middle of the auditorium, surrounded by the musicians spread out over the stage, stalls and boxes.
In the absence of an audience, an impressive list of soloists magnify the final explosion of the Ode to Joy: Sonya Yoncheva, Marie-Claude Chappuis, Mauro Peter and Manuel Walser, sing from the balconies. They are surrounded by the choirs of the Grand Théâtre de Genève (choirmaster Alan Woodbridge) and the Zürcher Sing-Akademie (choirmaster Nicolas Fink).
first concert after the lockdown
The 8th June 2020 saw the first concert of the OSR after the lockdown period of March - April 2020.