Prelude concerts

The Prelude concerts start at 19.00 and last around an hour and a half, so they are especially well suited to families, young people and anyone wanting to learn more about the different aspects of classical music in an original, relaxed and entertaining way. The programmes provide an opportunity to discover the best-known and best-loved classics of the standard repertory performed by the OSR.

Subscriptions to the Prelude series start at as low as CHF 12, entitling you to attend three concerts for the price of two, plus one workshop (depending on availability).

Find the Prelude concerts here

Ask for a file with educational material about each concert by writing to the address

NEW offer for subscribers to the 2017-2018 Prelude series
Now the OSR offers workshops open to children age 7 and up as well as their families (parents, grandparents) to help series subscribers prepare for the Prelude concerts.

These workshops are facilitated by four musicians from the orchestra and staff from the Department of Education and Young People.

Dates of the workshops

Workshop for Prelude 2
- Wednesday, 13 December, 17.00-18.30

Workshop for Prelude 3
- Wednesday, 7 March, 17.00-18.30

100 spots available for each workshop, on a first come, first served basis.



Christmas concert - 21 of December 2009 & Halloween Concert - 2 of November 2007