Salle des Combins tickets 29 July 2024 - Lahav Shani, Michael Barenboim, Alisa Weilerstein, Alexandre Kantorow and Verbier Festival Orchestra | GoComGo.com

Lahav Shani, Michael Barenboim, Alisa Weilerstein, Alexandre Kantorow and Verbier Festival Orchestra

Salle des Combins, Verbier, Switzerland
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Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Verbier, Switzerland
Starts at: 18:30
Duration: 1h 45min

E-tickets: Print at home or at the box office of the event if so specified. You will find more information in your booking confirmation email.

You can only select the category, and not the exact seats.
If you order 2 or 3 tickets: your seats will be next to each other.
If you order 4 or more tickets: your seats will be next to each other, or, if this is not possible, we will provide a combination of groups of seats (at least in pairs, for example 2+2 or 2+3).

Cast
Performers
Piano: Alexandre Kantorow
Conductor: Lahav Shani
Violin: Michael Barenboim
Creators
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Composer: Richard Strauss
Programme
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.83
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Op.35
Overview

Lahav Shani conducts the VFO in a multi-soloist night, Alexandre Kantorow joining them for Brahms’s mighty Second Piano Concerto, before cellist Alisa Weilerstein and violist Michael Barenboim play the lead roles in Strauss’s ‘Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character,’ Don Quixotte.

When Brahms composed his Second Piano Concerto in 1881, it set a new benchmark for size and scope. Scored in four movements rather than the usual three, its opening is strikingly original: a noble horn call, answered by the piano, which then launches into a mood-switching cadenza. The second movement is an impassioned scherzo, followed by an Andante whose music is based on its initial solo cello song, and a rondo finale blending playfulness with grandeur. Strauss’s Don Quixotte of 1897 is a programmatic theme and variations on the famed Cervantes novel about an elderly hidalgo who goes mad, imagines himself to be a knight errant, and sets off on adventure. Casting a cello as ‘Don Quixotte’ and a viola as his servant, Sancho Panza, Strauss’s colourful score brilliantly depicts events such as the mistaking of a flock of sheep for an enemy army (atonal baa-ing). Eventually sanity is restored, and the weary gentleman dies peacefully on a downwards glissando.

Venue Info

Salle des Combins - Verbier
Location   Chemin de Plan Pra

Salle des Combins is the Verbier Festival’s main concert hall. It normally seats 1,419. Each row is on a separate tier, which guarantees an excellent view of the stage. Improvements to the soundproofing and heat insulation make this a very high-quality non-permanent venue. All of the Festival’s symphonic concerts, operas, large world music, jazz, dance events and some recitals are presented here.

Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Verbier, Switzerland
Starts at: 18:30
Duration: 1h 45min
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