Composition, Orchestra, Basel-Stadt
– The Süddeutsche Zeitung describes it perfectly: ”One must only have experienced Sinfonieorchester Basel with its principal conductor Ivor Bolton to...Read Biography
The Süddeutsche Zeitung describes it perfectly: ”One must only have experienced Sinfonieorchester Basel with its principal conductor Ivor Bolton to know what this fabulous orchestra is capable of achieving.” Be it in its own concert series, in Theater Basel, or in guest performances at home and abroad, this innovative ensemble constantly affirms its high level of tonal culture.
The Briton Ivor Bolton has been principal conductor since the 2016/2017 season. Among the conductors with whom Sinfonieorchester Basel has been and still is closely associated are such personalities as Johannes Brahms, Felix Weingartner, Gustav Mahler, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Gary Bertini, Walter Weller, Armin Jordan, Horst Stein, Otto Klemperer, Nello Santi, Pierre Boulez, Mario Venzago, and Dennis Russell Davies.
For some years now Sinfonieorchester Basel has become increasingly visible on the international concert scene, notably with tours in the United Kingdom in 2014, 2015, and 2017, Far East tours in 2010 and spring 2015, a European tour with David Garrett in March 2017, a tour of Germany with Jonas Kaufmann in January 2019, and to commemorate the Beethoven year, its Prometheus tour with Peter Simonischek in spring of 2020.